Hi all! Every writer of reviews or just a lover of product photography, at a certain point in time, asks the question: “How to diversify and choose the right background for the subject of a photo shoot?”. At first, the whole surrounding space is used, but this is far from always convenient, both in size and in lighting, and the choice of suitable places is often very limited. Photophones can help out in this matter, and I will talk about one such option with AliExpress in this review.
I will not pretend to have deep knowledge in the field of photography, but my experience of reviews is large enough to understand that different backgrounds are suitable for different objects, both in color or texture, and in purpose. Therefore, I ordered five pieces at once, or rather, ordered 4, and got one extra for free. The seller, when buying four, gives one more as a gift. The big advantage is that the backgrounds are double-sided, which gives me ten different options for shooting. Bought here. If you buy several, you can apply a promo code: summermman200sep (200/1600 rubles for all goods)
The photophones arrived in a tightly rolled roll, around a round foam cylinder:
Photophones look like thin sheets of plastic or thick vinyl film. In fact, the base is paper, laminated with a matte textured film. I was convinced of this when I accidentally delaminated the edge while unpacking, removing the packing tape:
But the sheets themselves are smooth, matte and dense, it is not easy to tear them. On sale on Aliexpress there are also photophones made of thin synthetic fabric. I bought them too — I didn’t like them, they are very thin, they don’t hold their shape, it’s difficult to smooth out the folds. It’s easier with panoramic ones, although they tend to curl up into a roll at first, but this is solved by simply pressing something heavy in the corners.
Sheet size 57*87 cm:
Photophone textures are varied: wood, stone, brick, tile, etc. Surprised that the quality of texture detail is different. For example, here’s a pretty good one:
And here the dpi is clearly regretted, the texture on the left background looks blurry:
But the rough bleached masonry looks like a real one:
Below are backgrounds on both sides. Tree:
Tiles and marble:
Stone. For me, this background turned out to be the most difficult to use. This photophone is dark and despite the fact that its surface itself is matte, a glare is still noticeable in side natural light:
At the end of the review, I will give a few examples of shooting objects:
The size is large enough to place quite large objects on them:
In general, photophones from AliExpress are quite a good tool for those who want to diversify their photos and add a suitable entourage for shooting. The choice of color options and design is large, although the quality of the textures is not always high.