A portfolio is necessary for a photographer who wants to specialize in food and still life photography. Potential clients should see that you have a well-curated collection of props or backdrops like white backgrounds and can shoot in many styles.
What if you don't know where or how to begin your prop collection?
How do you choose which backdrops to invest in?
This is a backdrop for photography that –
They are timeless.
This will provide the foundation for a solid prop collection.
They are best for people with limited lighting experience or content creators who edit and shoot on their phones.
It's the same reason a non-color backdrop is needed – it's timeless, will go with everything, and everyone should have a white backdrop in their props collection, especially if they're food photographers and if they make sweets or baked goods that always look great on white.
Saltworks is great for food, product, and still life. It has a soft, subtle texture that doesn't push you towards modern, twee, or vintage. It's just a stable, neutral surface with some soft details and interest that makes it a thoughtful choice.
This is especially important if you are a photographer who shoots messy food and drinks. You need to be able to shoot at your own pace and know that the background won't be affected if there are any drips or spills.
Some backdrops are water-resistant too. However, this is due to the ink that covers the matt paper beneath. Darker designs with a thicker coating of ink will withstand moisture better. Vinyl backdrops are waterproof and can be mounted to any solid surface.
It all depends on whether you want to spend an extra PS 12 or take a few extra minutes and apply varnish to seal a sheet of paper. For the same result, I would choose the longer-lasting but more durable paper option.