Sometimes things aren't always as they appear. Take the following images for example. The background looks like timber, but it might surprise you to learn it is a placemat.
This image was taken in the same spot, except the mat was turned on an angle with the camera directed more towards the light. I love how you can get two different looks with the same background.
Here's a look at my setup behind the scenes:
I hope this article has given you some ideas for simple ways to enhance your still life photography.
Thanks for reading and remember to make everyday beautiful.