background indoor studio

There are many ways to create a professional-looking background for your indoor studio. These include a backdrop support system with a pole pocket, spring clamps for backdrops without a pole pocket, and a light gray or other neutral-colored background. Once you’ve found the perfect backdrop, there are a few other important factors to consider when using it. For example, check that the paper doesn’t have any tears or damage. Cutting off this damaged portion of the paper is much easier than trying to remove the crease or spot in photoshop.

One common mistake when using a backdrop is to use a light that’s too bright for the subject. To avoid awkward shadows, place the subject at least 3 feet away from the background. Adding a high-key light behind the subject will help create a fresh look while focusing attention on the subject. To use high-key lighting, set the light for the subject three stops higher than the background light. The lighting should be evenly balanced throughout the background to avoid creating an uneven look.


If you’re working with a tight budget, you can purchase a backdrop made of polyester fabric. These backdrops come in many different sizes and are usually wrinkle-free. When hung, heavy wrinkles can be removed with a steam iron. Backdrops also usually have rod holes that make them easy to hang. There are several brands of backdrops available in the market, including Westcott’s 5×12-foot white X-Drop backdrop and Savage’s solid color backgrounds.


The 5′ x 7′ backdrop is a common indoor studio backdrop and is ideal for headshots or 3/4-length portraits. It takes up minimal space and is easy to use. Event photographers can use this backdrop as well. A 5′ x 12′ backdrop, on the other hand, is ideal for full-length portraits or a 3/4-length shot. There’s no shortage of options available in this price range.