The new backdrop is looking very promising!
This picture needed some heavy cropping, because I don't have the angles down yet. Most of the photos of this bag on a chair looked very skewed, and/or some of the blue wall snuck in and couldn't be eliminated with creative cropping.
But this photo was taken without any additional lighting. Now that is exciting to me! I had to increase the brightness in Photoshop Elements, but did not have to set up the studio lights to get decent photos. The white fabric makes a HUGE difference with the lighting. For any amateur photographer white = light = better pictures.
This morning I ended up hanging the backdrop on the wall with a few nails because it didn't feel stable just leaning there. It isn't heavy, and was *sort* of easy to hang up. Finding my nail holes on the back was a bit ackward, but I got it up there. It probably weighs less than many framed pictures. Perhaps I'm exaggerating...but maybe not.
The foam boards could have used a lot more tape to give it more rigidity, or maybe that isn't even possible. Hanging it up solved the slight bowing along the tape joints.
I will talk more about the backdrop soon. There is already more to say, and I have a few ideas to make it better next time.