I’m Barb, photography enthusiast, lover of Lightroom, and former Photoshop instructor with a passion for still life photography. I’ve been practising still life photography for over 10 years and am especially in love with flat lay images.
I’m a small player in the photography background biz world, but I love what I’m doing and I love sharing it with you.
My goal is to help your content shine. I want my backgrounds to be the supporting actor and your product be the star.
When you visit my site to purchase a background, be assured you’ll be receiving a carefully crafted, quality product with personal and quick support from me should you need it.
I’m the designer, digital creator, photographer, blogger, editor, and administrator for this website, but whenever you see a “we” or an “our” anywhere, that would be me referring to my hubby (my supporter, advisor, CFO, shipper, and the doer of ALL the things I don’t love doing : )
My home is Canada where I live with my husband in our beautiful little dream home on a small lake, surrounded by nature, and close to family and long-time friends. Hubby and I now spend winters in beautiful, sunny Arizona where we explore, bike, shop, and eat (a lot ; ). We’re usually in Arizona from November to March which impacts shipping to Canada during the winter. Check out my FAQ page for more information.
How “Backgrounds by Barb” Started
My fascination with printed vinyl backgrounds began in 2018 when I became tired of hauling around heavy wooden backgrounds and standing on tables in order to get that perfect shot. The day I fell off a step ladder while hovering over a tabletop, I decided something had to change!
I first experimented with a piece of wallpaper laid out on the floor and it worked beautifully, but in a very short time it became smudged and torn. After a bit of research, I had one of my own photos printed on vinyl and “Chippy White Paint” was created. You can read more about it on my post “Vinyl Photography Backgrounds“.
When I posted images on Instagram and revealed I was using a vinyl background, I had so many people message me to see if they could buy one, I ended up creating “Backgrounds by Barb”.
Our super smooth printed vinyl backgrounds are realistic, affordable, convenient, and weigh mere ounces.
If you’re not into hauling around heavy boards or tables every time you want to set up a shoot, a printed vinyl background is the perfect solution. When finished, roll it up in the sturdy shipping tube it comes in, and slip it under the bed .. what could be easier!
Super Smooth 15 oz Matte Vinyl
24″ x 36″
Clear, Sharp Graphics
At 24″ x 36″ there’s more than enough room to place all your desired props to tell your story.
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