For the longest time, I was unhappy with visual distractions in my indoor photos. The end of a couch and other furniture took focus away from my outfits. Even the unavoidable line where the wall meets the floor visually seems to cut my legs in half.
Then I found the answer -- a photo backdrop. It's a simple tool used by pros to remove all distractions from the background. You may have seen it in my recent photos. (Lisa noticed it.)
I asked for one of these last Christmas and got it. It was only $150 from a photo store (B&H Photo). It comes with three different cloth backdrops (black, white, grey). It works simply: a sheet of cloth hangs from a metal rod (like a curtain rod) which is suspended by two metal poles. The cloth provides a blank background. The rod and poles collapse so the entire thing can fit into a small bag.
Here are some pictures of my new equipment. Do you want one?