Any successful professional portrait photographer grasps pretty quickly that the key to the perfect photograph is something that is an often overlooked requirement, and that is the background. Being able to create their own is an indispensable piece of kit, otherwise irrespective of a great subject and ideal lighting, the results will not reach the necessary standard.
The best photo backdrops create a clean and sharp aspect, behind any chosen theme. There are multiple versions of these essential items available, many of which are easily transportable, as they all tend to be relatively thin and constructed of materials such as: paper, muslin and vinyl. They can be free-standing, or can be hung, while others may require a dedicated stand.
They come in a variety of colours and sizes, with many having the useful advantage of being washable. The customer or client will probably be oblivious to whatever is behind them on the finished photograph, but their satisfaction will depend greatly on the care taken to create the perfect backdrop.