I love using background paper, but I don't do it too often because it's a hassle to drag it out. BUT - you may have noticed I've been using it a lot more recently. Trevor hooked me up! And I'm here to show you - - how to hang background paper in your garage - it's awesome!!
First off, I've probably mentioned this a million times, but one of the best places to take pictures is in your garage - really! Open up the garage door and tons of natural light pours in, yet it's not in the direct sun (well, for me in the morning it's not - - the picture above was taken in the late afternoon and you can see the sun starting to creep in). It's perfect.
I bought my background paper a couple of years ago - I bought 3 rolls. I have pink, teal, and gray. Then I bought white recently.
So anyways, I had the rolls but I didn't use them too often because I stored them in the basement. When I did use them, I clipped the end of the roll to a chair or trashcan (setting the roll on the ground) so the paper didn't go very high - - good for sitting kiddos, but that was about it.
Well, a few weeks ago, I asked Trevor if he'd hold the background paper up high while one the kids took my picture - cause I didn't know how to hang it from anything high. He looked around, and said "just a minute" - grabbed a couple of those C clap things and attached them to the top of garage door (it was open) - -then he grabbed an old bar thing we had and shoved it through the roll of paper and the "c" part of the two C clamps - and it held!!
And I took these pictures (by the way, it's wedding season - be sure you have belts for your little men!)
Here's what it looks like from the driveway - - see the rolls up in their spot??
And where was this thing years ago?!?! It's SO HANDY!! Anytime I need a picture, I just open the garage door and pull down on whichever paper I want to use. Then roll it up when I'm done. LOVE IT!!
It lets me get pictures that look kind of professional - - here's a sample from some I took for Father's Day:
So get some rolls of background paper and hook it up to your garage door - it works!! Go try it!!