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One of the first kinds of food photography backgrounds I used were the vinyl wood backgrounds from Swanky Prints on Etsy. I’d usually order in bulk a couple times a year and now have collected a bunch of their prints!
I love them because they are easy to clean, are excellent quality and have a fantastic selection with all sorts of colours and styles. I tend to favour the rustic wood ones, but I also have a few in funky colours like pink and blue.
I typically buy the 2×2, 2×3, 3×3 size. I find 2×3 to be adequate for most of the food I shoot. If it’s a bigger scene, I’ll opt for the 3×3.
I keep mine rolled up in a bucket in my office area. I can quickly grab one as I need to.
I don’t use mine as often as I used because I noticed you can sometimes tell they are fake with my 100mm macro lens. With my 50mm lens, they are totally fine and look great.
Vinyl Wood Backgrounds
I’ve made a list of my 10 favourite vinyl wood backgrounds from Swanky Prints if you are looking for recommendations on which ones to buy. They have a TON on their site!
3. Brown Pine
5. Western Wood
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