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Pretty In Pink: Making A Custom Surface

Pretty In Pink: Making A Custom Surface

Last month we wanted to celebrate our first year in business by giving away one of our special custom backgrounds. We asked our Instagram followers to tell us about their dream surface, and were blown away by everyone's responses (we'll post our favorites at some point). Thank you all again for sharing and engaging! Our randomly selected winner was Megan of Short Girl Tall Order, a great plant-based food blog based in Seattle. We loved that she settled on a beautiful light pink and cream surface (color!!!), something that will for sure complement her vibrant food and also her existing collection of neutrals.  Inspiration   Just a...

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Peruse Our Pinterest For Ideas

Peruse Our Pinterest For Ideas

Do you still use Pinterest? We started using the social media app again for our photography after a shoot with our friends Chairs + Cups, and last week decided to start one here for Photo Surface ideas - styles, colors, textures, and a few props that might complement your backdrop. We find ourselves taking screenshots, walking by everyday scenes and objects, and flipping through books that inspire us everyday, and finally figured it's no use if we keep all this beauty to ourselves, floating in our Dropbox inspiration folder in the cloud somewhere. So here we are sharing our ideas with you all! Follow...

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Documenting The Process

Documenting The Process

Remembering to enjoy (and document) the process. It's fun looking back at all the beautiful messes we've made. 

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Where We Find Inspiration

Where We Find Inspiration

It's that old stone wall you saw on your day trip to wine country, that metal table rusting in your neighbor’s backyard, that marble countertop you sat at during lunch. Even that telephone pole you passed on your evening walk to the library... Take a look at it again. Inspiration truly is everywhere, but just in case you need help finding it, here are some of our favorite places to look: Travels Every few posts on our @photosurfaces feed, you'll see a place we've had the pleasure of gathering inspiration - usually somewhere ancient or ruined, a fair share of natural landscapes too. Definitely textured, naturally...

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Welcome To Photo Surfaces!

Welcome To Photo Surfaces!

We can't believe it! This shop update has been a long time coming. (Sorry, Etsy!) Fleshing out a website is no joke, so thank you for coming and poking around.  What's to come?   When we launched Photo Surfaces in January, our intention was to share one-of-a-kind surfaces with photographers, stylists, and other creatives who wanted beautiful, original pieces to accent their work. While this will never change, we want to do something for the clients who have asked about a lower price points, smaller backgrounds (standard is 24"x36"), and other materials, like canvas. We're listening, and have a few cool things in...

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