How to use your Chookapeck Photo Background

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Chookapeck Photo Backgrounds are designed for both aspiring and professional photographers.

They are perfect for use in food, product and flat-lay photography and are a great resource for makers, Instagrammers, crafters, bloggers and digital content creators. You’ll always have a beautiful background on hand to create your perfect shot – just style and shoot, then roll and store!

Chookapeck Photo Backgrounds offer versatility as you can lay them on any flat surface or hang them vertically as backgrounds/backdrops for your photos. Being able to roll them up afterward means you save storage space too.

The portable, lightweight vinyl is perfect for travelling to offsite shoots – no more lugging around heavy props!

Ideas for use

Table Top

Laying your background on a table is the simplest way of use – and also the most ergonomic as you aren’t placing items on the floor, or standing on a chair to shoot your image.

I always use weights in each corner to keep the background flat, and afterwards, I wipe the background clean and then roll and store.

Clipped to a board

You can clip your photo background to a board which will enable you to move your photo setup to another area for ease of shooting – perhaps to get better light, or for you to be in a better shooting position.

Using a Chair

By pegging or clipping your backdrop to the back of a chair you can create a seamless background for your photos.

Care & Storage Tips

  • Chookapeck Photo Backgrounds can be gently wiped clean after use, then loosely rolled and stored in a mailing/poster tube.
  • Do not fold your Photo Background as it will cause creases.
  • If using your Chookapeck Photo Background for food styling and photography, please note that the backgrounds are printed on vinyl and are not heatproof.
  • Do not place hot pans, cooking utensils, cups and mugs etc directly on them.
  • Do not chop/slice directly on them.
  • Foods/Beverages with strong colours eg) beetroot juice, berries, curry, turmeric, etc may stain your Photo Background.

Share your photos

I’d love to see where and how you are using your Chookapeck Photo Background. Feel free to email photos to annemaree@chookapeck.com so I can feature them here and on Chookapeck socials.

If you’re using them on Instagram please use #chookapeckbackgrounds so we can all see your creativity!

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Images from the #chookapeckbackgrounds hashtag on Instagram

Custom Backdrops

Do you have a favourite background that you’d like to use anytime anywhere? Chookapeck can custom print your image to create your own custom photo backdrop. Please email me for more information.

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Would you like to know more about smartphone photography or perhaps brush up on your Instagram knowledge? I regularly host small group workshops – make sure you follow Chookapeck on Facebook or Instagram to get more details.

Alternatively, you could book in for a One-on-one Instagram Coaching session where you get 90 mins of tailored training in areas of your choice.

Checkout upcoming Workshops or read about One-on-one Instagram Coaching here.


You might like to read these Chookapeck blog posts about using hashtags on Instagram:

Chookapeck Photo Backgrounds

Photo Background FAQs



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