This weekend I took on a DIY project to build a decent background for use in portraits that would give me studio quality shots but still be light, portable and easy to store.

Since I have no talent in painting or construction, I knew I wouldn’t be able to paint one myself or build something too complicated.

As they say, necessity (or is it laziness? ;) ) is the mother of invention and so I forced myself to look around for materials that were ready-to-use and easy to put together.



After the jump, this week’s video shows you how to build a great photography background in less than 20 minutes.

Ry and I found a great Damask print wallpaper at the local hardware store which turned out to be perfect for the type of portrait photography I liked. Of course, as you will see in the video you can use any wallpaper print you like to fit your needs and tastes.