Did you know that the first bricks ever used were invented way back in 7000 B.C.? Bricks have been a cornerstone of construction for thousands of years, and they're so widespread that most civilizations have some type of brick that they use on a regular basis. Depending on the type and style of the brick and the wall, you could either be at a 14th century Gothic cathedral or a hip coffeehouse repurposed from an old storefront from the early 1900's. Or, you know, a brand new library that just finished construction yesterday. A simple brick wall paired with the right lighting can create an amazing setting for any theme, and the sky is really the limit on what you can do with a good, sturdy, well-built brick wall backdrop. That's why brick backdrops are the #1 most popular category for professional photographers. Our cloth backdrops are predesigned with forced perspective to save you time and photoshopping efforts, making them a valuable investment to your photography tool belt! Don't forget to submit your own if you don't see the perfect brick backdrop. "Just another brick in the wall..."
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I'm really digging your images, but I'd like to make some changes. Is that something you can do for me?
Answer: The best thing you can do is contact us with any questions! Depending on the timeframe, the changes you'd like made, and the time of year, we may or may not be able to make the requested changes. Of course, the more advance planning you can do, plus having a good idea of the changes you'd like and examples to refer to are always helpful. And in the instance of extensive changes, cash. Cash helps. Always. (For extensive editing, we may charge a small fee). Long story short, contact us; it never hurts to ask!
Question: What kinds of props do you recommend using with these backdrops?
Answer: It comes down to what kind of shoot you're doing, but there are some props you can use to help draw the subject(s) and viewer(s) into the environment. With tall backdrops that have a "floor" (more info on that here), you can use tables and chairs to "force" the backdrop's perspective to look more natural. You can also use lights to help force the perspective.
Question: Say I wanted a vague suggestion of a brick wall. Could you print that if I provided artwork?
Answer: You betcha! Here's something to consider though: printing a blurry background on purpose could make your work in post production more difficult than it needs to be. Generally, a sharp background gives you more options and is easier to work with; that's why our resident photographer suggests using sharp backgrounds when possible. So that leaves you with a sharp background that you want to blur. Good thing we happen to have a blog post about this exact thing! At the end of the day, it is your decision and your backdrop. You're the boss!
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