Photography Canvas Background Workshops in Michigan

Canvas Background Workshops in Michigan

Blog Launch Give Away from mary duprie on Vimeo.

Blog Launch give away to past workshop attendees and purchasers of any of my DVDs

Periodic giveaways will be announced to new subscribers, stay tuned!


37 comments category: Backgrounds,DVDs,Styling,Workshop

1 Rolly Lagman May 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Hey Mary,

Always good to get a chance to gain some more creative insight from you whether thru the DVDs, the wonderful workshop or now via your blog. Congrats and continued success.

BTW, I like #4, probably because it is so different from anything that I have shot as far as its color and tone.

All the best!


2 David T. May 8, 2010 at 9:13 am

Hello Mary! Love the new blog and I can’t believe I missed this. =) Hope all is well. My favorite is the red/black one but all three rock!


3 Jim Van Luven May 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Number 2 is my favorite!


4 Jim Van Luven May 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm


Miss you since the workshop! I still love your work, and talk about you to nearly everyone I meet. I look forward to following you on your new blog!


5 TheProehls May 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Congrats Mary on your new blog! As you know we don’t take the photos, but we do love love love your work and the beautiful shots you have taken of both Steve and Elizabeth! I did subscribe to your blog and look forward to hearing what you have to say!


6 Dan tibbetts May 7, 2010 at 6:26 am

Hey Mary, congrads on the new site. I love the blogs, so cool and informative. It rocks!!!
Fav b/g is the blue one:)


7 Kathy Sullivan May 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

Hi Mary,
I have all of your DVD’s and just love them !!! I refer to them quite often and have been trying to find the time to experiment with some of your back drop ideas.
I would love #4 (the blue backdrop) or #1 if that one is already taken.
Gorgeous backdrops !!


8 Michael C May 5, 2010 at 8:32 am


WOW! Congratulations on your new blog, I absolutely love your blog concept and direction. You ROCK! I have enjoyed your DVD’s and have continued to review them as a refresher. Your workshop was inspirational and has impacted my style of shooting. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, I hope to be attending your workshop again. Take care. Michael

PS: Number two background works for me.


9 Steve May 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

Hi Mary!

I picked up a couple of your DVDs a year or so ago and use them all the time! I also enjoyed your discussion on the backgrounds in the video, very interesting on how to make them.

My vote is for Background #2!

Thanks for your great blog!


10 Ken Hodge May 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Enjoyed the DVD’s, hope to see more in the future… I like number one…


11 Curt Parker May 3, 2010 at 8:15 am

My favorite background of this three you show is the blue one. Just wanted to say “Thank You” for your blog, It is enjoyed!

All my best,


12 Curt Parker May 3, 2010 at 8:11 am

My favorite background of this three you show is the the blue one. just wanted to add thanks for the blog.

All my best,



13 Pete Budraitis May 3, 2010 at 7:52 am

Mary, I’ve enjoyed all three videos I’ve purchased of yours! Looking foward to your blog. Background choice was a close call between first and last. I’d have to go with the first though. Best wishes on the Blog – Pete


14 Keely Deuschle May 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

Hi Mary! I purchased 2 DVDs from you several years ago and still refer to them!

I am very much looking forward to following this blog! Thank you so much for sharing!

If chosen, I would love backdrop #2. 🙂

Thank you again!


15 Fred Link May 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

Love all of your fabulous images. Great that you have set up this blog.
My choice would be #4. Best wishes, Fred


16 Douglas Lobb May 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Hi Mary,
I enjoyed working on the background back drop at the March workshop. Great blog, with lots of great tips and ideas.
I like #1.


17 Angel May 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm

My favorite background was number 4.



18 Frank Herzog May 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Good luck with the blog.

I would prefer the fourth background, in blues.



19 Ken Larson May 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Great style! Such a smart and affordable way to make orginal backgrounds. Thank you so much for being willing to share so many secrets. You are the ultimate Guru of Photography. I love the first one, a real fresh look.



20 Mark Peeler May 2, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Hey Mary, I’ve been following your work on Pbase and your portfolio for quite some time, and am a huge fan! Congrats on the blog and I already subscribe via email. Keep it up because the information is extremely helpful and look forward to learning a lot more. Background 1 looked great, but they all do. Best of luck and best wishes! -m


21 Dan May 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Hi Mary,

Looking forward to the new blog! All the backgrounds look great, #2 is my favorite!



22 Gary Chisolm May 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm


Congratulations on your blog! Looking forward to seeing more of your creative content.


23 Steve Slate May 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I’d pick #4, there’s something about blue…. can’t wait to see how you make these… your backgrounds and props definately help make your images work….


24 Steve S May 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

#4… can’t wait to see how you make these… definately helps make your images work….


25 Steve S May 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

wow, all four are very unique… I’d pick #4, the blue one…. can’t wait to see how you make these…. it’s such a vital part of your work, they simple make the image work…. looking forward to learning from this new site….


26 Steve S May 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

wow, all four are very unique. I’m looking forward to seeing how you make these… I’d say I like bg #4 the best… there’s something about blue….


27 Christian Coehn May 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm


already subscribed to the blog. Looking forward for the next posts!

My favorite background is #2.

Best regards,


28 Rod D. May 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Great Job Mary! Great Idea. Of course you are a Great Photographer!
I like the second background.

continued success



29 Josh May 2, 2010 at 11:29 am


I’m very excited about following your blog. I like background #2 best.


30 garth May 2, 2010 at 11:23 am

Hi Mary,

Congrats on launching your new blog!

The background I like is #2.


31 Marcus May 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

Great to get the info about your blod. I bought a DVD some time ago due to a review by Scott Kelby but did not know that there was also a blog.

For the topic of the backgrounds I would prefer number one.

Best Regards



32 Joel May 2, 2010 at 2:04 pm


Great blog, and an even better teacher!

I love #4.



33 Tim May 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations on the blog, Mary, it’s really beautiful!

The blog itself is a total treat – then you’re including a CHOICE of your custom-made backdrops?! Wowser! If I get to pick, I think our photography group would really like the first.

All the best –



34 Mary DuPrie May 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Congratulations Tim…You have been chosen! You will be receiving background #1!


35 Aurora May 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

Wow–what a great “grand opening” idea, Mary! 🙂

I already subscribe to your blog via my RSS feed reader (and look forward to each new entry!), but getting it through email will be even nicer.

All the backgrounds are lovely…but for my purposes, #2 would work best. (Although you made a compelling case for the last one…and the first one’s awfully pretty, too–it was a hard choice!)

The video was very enjoyable and illuminating, too–so thanks for all the details you gave.

Can’t wait to see more blog posts–the content has been terrific so far! 🙂


36 marci May 2, 2010 at 11:33 am

Hey! Great to see you blogging! I love the blue #4!


37 ManuelW May 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

Hey Mary,
my favourite background of this three you show is the second one, the red/black background.
Best regards Manuel


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