DIY Photo Background on the Cheap

From my years of selling on eBay to my current years of Blogging something I’ve always needed was a photo background, but I’ve never had a good place to store it so I would tape white paper to the wall or try to take photos outside – not easy when winter is 10 months out of the year. 
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this until now! Brain cramp – I’ve had this thing in the basement for ever.

What you’ll need:

1. Portable Garment Rack ($17 – if you don’t have one hanging around.)

2. Roll of craft paper from Staples ($5)

3. Fabric (optional) Curtains will do nicely. 

Depending on the height of the items you may not need to use the second set of poles. I set the garment rack on the table so I only used one set of poles.

DIY Photo Background on the Cheap

Setup the garment rack as usual, leaving out a set of poles if necessary. 

Now you can do one of 2 things, hang the roll of paper off the top rung or if your kids use the paper for crafts you can just tape a long piece of the paper to the top bar and allow it to drape down and several feet in front of the rack. 

Lighting: Desk lamps are great, but keep the light soft. I have been using rechargeable desk lamps I’ve received for review. They both have 3 brightness settings and I use an over headlight to get a pretty good effect. 

If you are recording video of a person you will need those extra poles. You can use the white paper or use curtains to add some color. 

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