“As an entrepreneur and an active user of this visual preferenced world we live in online, sharing resources is not only respectable in a business sense but I consider it required in an effort to help each other grow. So today let me introduce this fabulous resource I found for photo backdrops and tips, check out this profile on Instagram: @replicasurfaces.” -GG
As we all know, Instagram is the leading social media platform followed by a surprising but not shocking second place in popularity platform, Pinterest, not Facebook. As the times and trends of social media continue to evolve so do the preferences of both users and viewers. Personally, I assume that this shift of preference has become more about the speed of visual (Instagram and Pinterest) versus the time consumption of reading, commenting and clicking, also known as ‘interaction and engagement’ (Facebook) – scrolling through some pics is not only faster, but easier, and let’s face it: prettier.
But the world of aesthetics can also be daunting regardless of your status in the media world: whether you are a huge publishing house or a homegrown, homemade soap enthusiast on Etsy, not everyone knows how to make styling photos look appealing nonetheless gorgeous. We have all seen the Pinterest vs Real Life posts – you know the ones where someone finds a picture perfect DIY article from Pinterest and then actually does it themselves and shares the after photos where we see the comparison of the Pinterest version versus the real life one: the result? 9/10 times the real life one looks like complete and utter crap. *scroll below to the Minions example*
Needless to say this reality only goes to show the truth of the falsities and misleadings of the often graphically enhanced world wide web. And until recently, I too believed it was all smoke and mirrors. But with a little digging I found a plethora of resources that not only are for the “not photoshop know- it- alls” among us but that are actually pretty easy to use and reasonable when it comes to pricing.
Offering stain resistant and light weight surfaces to up your photo game, @replicasurfaces lets you can grab any of the offered various backdrops such as subway tile, marble, seafoam replica, and many more! Plus, learn all about amazing photostyling tips –
most of which I have never even heard of
– such as salt styling!
These tips and backdrops are incredible and make all the difference when it comes to being aesthetically photo perfect and are a great way to highlight any product or item!
Not only does this awesome chick offer amazing tips that are super useful in every Instagram post but she has a podcast and a number of highlights in her Instagram profile that provide endless learning. She even goes into specific categories of product and teaches all there is to know about styling all types of products such as fruit, food, skin products and more!