Many, many years ago, I did a photo using a rich, brown barn siding as a background. The material was wonderful. Great color and an unbelievable texture. For years since, I’ve been looking for this barn siding whenever I was on vacation in upstate New York or in Vermont but, to no avail. I decided to search the Internet to see if someone sells barn siding and to my surprise there were many. This material was not cheap. I got a few prices (and a few rejections of my tiny order for 16 square feet) and finally settled on a vendor. I described what I wanted and they sent me a photo of some of the stock. I thought that it looked right. I was told that the rich brown color I requested was the backside of a worn red barn.

When the material arrived the next day (UPS is amazing!) I was so disappointed in what came. The texture was right on the side that was painted red and the color was right on the back. I found the material not very useful. So, I painted a few pieces white and did a test shot of the background…I think it gives a nice country look…what do you think?

About Jerry

I was a science teacher for 31 years. During that time I photographed wedding and Bar Mitzvahs for about 15 years but that was in the days before digital. Being a teacher, I had my summers free so I assisted food and commercial still life photographers in NYC for 3 summers and fell in love with it. Having a wife and a mortgage, it was not practical to give up a job in teaching and go into photography so I put off my dream of becoming a food photographer until I retired from teaching. Now I am living my dream - I am a food and product photographer servicing New York City, Philadelphia and all of New Jersey.
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