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DIY // Jazzing up your backdrop

Inspiration for the new photographer on a budget.


Welcome to my 2nd new category for the new year! Projects will include lots of fun DIY’s for photographers and photo lovers. Jazzing up your backdrop is a on going series and today is part 1. The inspiration for this DIY series is for those starting out, photography equipment can be expensive! Even things like muslins seem a little too pricey sometimes. So I am going to share creative ways to Jazz up your backdrop, with stuff you may already have around your home. How great is that?
Today’s project is probably the easiest. After Christmas we all need a little break from all that craftiness anyway, right? Oh! Before you put away (or throw away) those christmas lights off your tree you might want to save them…

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Nothing fancy about any of the supplies, just use what you have!

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Cut the twine to be a little longer then the length of your backdrop bar. Next tie it across the BACK on either side. Then add clothes pins, like so.

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This takes a little more time. Plug your lights in, turn them on if you need to make sure they work (I now mine are not! But I already tested them…). Then from the floor bring a stand up, secure it in the clothes pin, bring it back down the length of your back drop, bring up, secure… and continue like this till you think you have them the way you would like.

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Once they are all secured (image 3!), go ahead and adjust them either further apart or closer together, this is all up to your creative self. The clothes pins should slide across the string quite nicely.

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Turn them on and you should now be ready to snap some pictures! I love the soft glow from the lights, it makes everything seem magical. I would love to see what you come up with! If you do this DIY tweet me your pics @photosbybetty

Enjoy!

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