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Monday, October 15, 2012

Backgrounds for closeup photography

I like to change the background on my Etsy offerings frequently. I don't like a plain white or black background. At a craft store I found a 12x12 pad of papers for scrap booking. Many attractive color and patterns to use.  I have been listing a lot of earrings with french hooks. I wanted to make an easy but practical background. This is what I came up with.

Fold the background paper in half then make a Z fold .  This will be taped together and form a small pocket to hang the hooks on.

After rotating the fold to horizontal its simple to slip the hooks in and make the picture. I make up several of these in different color patterns and change them  to best display my work. The neatly folded papers go in a large envelop for storage. I use a simple wooden wedge to hold the paper for shooting.

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