At the German dollar stores, and I suppose the dollar stores all over the world I always see those places matts who is some interesting points, that might make a good backdrop. I always wondered if I could use them as a backdrop, even though those are pretty small on size.
today I tried out two different ones. And wouldn’t print any stone print. Usually, the darker colors are more shiny and harder to work with. That’s why I picked out colors and took the photos in front of the south facing window in the evening. You can see a little shine in the photo above. In the edit it because she picture I moved the table a little further away from the window and edited the shine out,but it it was almost not there to begin with.
As for the stone print, it’s not the greatest pattern for a surface, it’s not really believable than that cashews would not fall through and lie flat as they appear in the photo.
Make a good back wall though.
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As for the wooden print placemat, I think it’s a great surface. The coloring is a little grayish, but I like it overall. For macro photography place matts are pretty good surfaces, if you pick a believable print and the print quality is good.
For comparison, I took same shot of the cashiers on some of my favorite surfaces, like this baking tray. And some stone texture plates.