I think many of us are aspiring photographers. Just admit it.
But let's be honest,
who can really afford a backdrop?
They are like $100-$300.
That's just for the backdrop, don't forget about the flooring,
and the baseboards, and the lights, blah blah blah.....
The list is long....
Well, to make this long story short, I was at the dollar store the other day,
and well I found these...
Contact paper! Apparently, people use this for lining in cabinets and such,
but the clear stuff, I use for laminating.
There is so many uses for contact paper!
I have seen wood print contact paper at WalMart too, but $8...
GA! I'm so cheap.
Anyway, I saw this and my brain got turning.
I remembered I had this roll of paper.... I know!
(Oh you guys are going to love me!!)
I'm going to make some backdrops.
I stared with the edges, and lined it up as best as I could.
If you just leave the contact paper on the roll and pull the flimsy white stuff off slowly,
you shouldn't get any bubbles.
Just go slow and a few inches at a time.
Then I went down the center.
Here's the rundown:
12 rolls of contact paper
White Paper on hand
which made 2 backdrops
and 2 flooring drops
I just saved myself over $500!
I call that a win.
Here are the backdrops in action!
Please excuse what my daughter is wearing and her hair, oh, and the rubber band.
I let her get dressed by herself, and I was too lazy to tame that wild mane!
See how awesome! I don't have any baseboards, but I just couldn't wait to show you!
Looks pretty good right?
If you look closely you can see where the pattern doesn't line up, but come on $3??
There is a downside to them,
but I think it would be the same with professional backdrops,
they need to be completely flat.
As you can see by my daughters feet,
that is where the tile changes to carpet, so there's a tiny bump.