The kind of background you choose will depend on the subject matter. Careful consideration should be given to choosing the right backdrop for your shot.
Read the article carefully to know about the things when choosing your background: color, texture, size, and composition.
You should consider how each one will look with your shot. Will they complement it or detract from it?
The color of an image is important because it can set the mood and guide the eye. My work is heavily influenced by color theory.
As a photographer, this is an important aspect of my work. Consider whether you prefer bright, contrast colors (complementary colors), or subtler hues.
Photography is not complete without texture. Some textures can add value to an image while others are distracting. Your viewer will lose interest if your background is distracting from your image. Consider the product you are selling. Does it require a smooth background? Or will it be more effective on a textured surface?
Here's an example I took from one of my food photography classes. It shows me photographing a cup of ginger and lime with Anna Pustynnikova, a food stylist and photographer.
This is an example of how the lighter and smoother board did not work with the rustic look that we wanted. We found that the darker, more textured board we made ourselves worked better.
Don't forget to consider the size of your background. A sheet of MDF won't work if you are photographing a portrait that is full length (unless it's a small child).
If you are photographing a bottle or handbag, however, you can easily use a sheet of MDF. If you can get the background right in camera, Photoshop is not something you want.