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Muslin Backdrops

Muslin Backdrops are one of the most popular types of photography backdrops there are. Durable and versatile, they are a must-have component of a complete studio setup.
Going Formal with Savage Muslin Backgrounds

Going Formal with Savage Muslin Backgrounds

Muslin backgrounds have stood the test of time across photography studios for decades. These traditional painted cloth backdrops may not be the first look that comes to mind when creating a mood board for your next studio editorial or fashion photo shoot if you’re immediately brought back to your family’s cringe-worthy 1990’s annual studio portrait sessions… but we challenge you to take pause, think back a bit farther in time to an era of Victorian elegance and dramaticism for styling inspiration!

The History of Muslin

The History of Muslin

Muslin is much more than just a lightweight backdrop or lighting tool, it is a fabric that dates back as early as the 3rd century CE with a vast history and a variety of uses. The origin of the word “Muslin” is ambiguous and often debated. 

What Backdrops are Best for Traveling?

What Backdrops are Best for Traveling?

When you’re traveling as a photographer, unless you have a truck that carries your entire studio with you, considerations have to be made with regard to space and size that will greatly influence the kind(s) of backdrop you carry with you. 

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

The issue of muslin vs. seamless paper isn’t so much about one having inherently better qualities than the other – it’s about which is a best fit for the subject in front of your lens. And which best conveys the look you want to impart.

Pros and Cons of Using Muslin Backdrops

Pros and Cons of Using Muslin Backdrops

Muslin backdrops are kind of the Rodney Dangerfields of the photography industry. Like the dear departed comedian, they often don’t get much respect. And, they have a similar world-worn, beat-up look to them (at least most of them do). But these aren’t necessarily bad things.

What Type of Muslin Background is Right for You?

What Type of Muslin Background is Right for You?

Muslin backgrounds are easy to transport, lightweight, and fold up nicely whether you want to store them or take them with you on a job. They look extremely professional and hang or drape perfectly creating interesting soft shapes in the background of your photographs. They come in many different styles, which can make deciding on the one that is best for your project a tough choice.

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Muslin

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Muslin

Whether you’re on the road or in a studio, the second most important thing you’re going to pay attention to is background. It’s safe to say that the least amount of distraction behind your subject will make for a better picture. So let’s consider photo backdrops, and most specifically, muslin backdrops.

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