Photographing Oilcloth Tablecloths


Many tablecloths are made of plastic, vinyl, or just fabric, and those are all fine choices, however many people, especially in Canada and the UK love to use oilcloth tablecloths and there is a good reason for it. An oilcloth table cloth is actually a vinyl front layer with a cotton or polyester mesh backing.

Using an oilcloth tablecloth has a number of benefits. First of all, because the top surface is made of vinyl they are very smooth and that means that any stuck on food or grease is very easy to clean off. Oilcloths are very convenient because they are very stain resistant and waterproof too. That means that no mess is going to get on the beautiful table underneath.

This type of table cloth also has a very long lifespan, not to mention that there are many different oilcloth tablecloth designs to choose from including various patterns, landscapes, and even custom pictures too.

We aren’t here to just talk about oilcloth tablecloths though. We are here to talk about photographing them and the challenges that trying to take pictures of them pose. After all photographing a shiny textile isn’t all that easy so here are some tips that you can follow to make your oilcloth photos turn out great. Read more