Photography Tip: Use Wrapping Paper for Backdrops

A quick photography tip for the holiday season: for a festive and easy holiday backdrop, try taking some wrapping paper and putting it up on a wall, or better yet, wrapping a piece of plywood or other large, flat surface.

I suggest getting an easy-to-align repeating pattern. It helps hide any defects in the paper, and it makes the subject "pop" off the background. Here's an example result: