The countdown clock is fast approaching the last tick of another year. Many people are contemplating resolutions and eagerly waiting for their annual New Year’s Eve party. While we cannot help you lose a few pounds, give up a bad habit or chisel out more time with the kids, if you are resolved to capturing the final moments of 2012 with fantastic New Year’s Eve pictures for your album, we do have a few tips for you to move you closer to your goal!
Photo Courtesy of Lisa AtkinsonCandid moments captured on camera can be the best… or the worst. In many situations, they’re at least the funniest! We took to Facebook to find some of the most awesome candid photos our followers had buried deep in their archives – and asked them to flaunt them off to us! Needless to say, The Backdrop Express team shared A LOT of laughs and smiles going through the photo submissions. In case you missed it, we wanted to share our favorite entries here too!
So you’ve decided to parlay your love of animals into a pet photography business… congratulations! There’s definitely a market for it; according to the Humane Society, pet ownership in the U.S. has tripled since the 1970s. In 2012, there were an estimated 164 million pet owners; that’s 62 percent of American households with at least one pet in the family. Dog photography in particular is enjoying a surge in popularity, but cats are also frequent subjects as well as more exotic animals like parrots, iguanas and pot-bellied pigs. You’ve honed your photography skills and creative abilities; you’re equipped with a variety of awesome pet photography backdrops and props as well as the perfect lighting equipment. You’ve chosen a business name and perhaps have already created a logo and business card. However, without a marketing strategy, no one will know about you. Use the following tips to market your pet or dog photography business successfully in your area:
Congratulations to Armando Salcido Jr. Photography, our Photographer of the Year!
posing props and how they can be used for posed studio newborn photography.When it comes to posing newborns, do you consistently face obstacles when trying to mold those beautiful, soft angles you often see online? The especially adorable ones where both ends of the new model are propped up for a slightly curved angle, or her tiny body is positioned perfectly in a rustic crate for a totally dreamy look? Most likely those photographers you see are using special newborn posing pillows and beanbags to achieve the special poses. Here are some options for these
bokeh backdrops you can shoot with for a similar, beautiful blurred background style. Check out these 10 lovely holiday bokeh photos below that we stumbled across this morning for some photo inspiration!Can’t wait to start shooting fun holiday photography this month? Use this festive season to experiment with different shooting techniques, lighting and models to build up your skills and portfolio. Bokeh is a special camera effect that everyone really loves! It’s fairly simple to achieve a nice bokeh background in camera, but remember there are all kinds of printed