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How to Create Standout Senior Pictures in Studio

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Tips, Portrait Photography, Studio Photography

How to Create Standout Senior Pictures in Studio | Backdrop Express

Having senior pictures taken is a defining moment in the lives of graduating high school students. While some senior portrait photographers have been gravitating toward outdoor locations, senior portraits in the studio can be just as exciting and energized. With some planning, your studio senior portraits will convey a hip, classy, modern vibe that’s a far cry from the old-school senior portrait.
When it comes to planning for your sessions, seniors can be some of the most fun and creative subjects to work with. For one, they are excited to be graduating soon, they are often excited to model for their senior pictures, and they will love making the most of the shoot. However, there are some things you can do to help ensure a standout senior portrait session in the studio:

Product Spotlight: Deep Black Fabric Backdrop

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Backdrops

Deep Black Fabric BackdropPhoto by Bro’s Grafix Photography

A basic black backdrop is a staple for any photography studio. A deep black background allows the sole focus of the image to be on your subject, while providing a rich setting that can be conveyed as powerful, elegant and even mysterious. When paired with a bright outfit or prop, a black background will provide a stark contrast to make it pop from the photo.

Here we show you what our customers are saying about our best-selling Deep Black Fabric Backdrop. It’s affordability, wrinkle-resistance and high quality make this photo background hard to top!

Photo Booth Ideas: 7 Popular Kid Birthday Party Themes

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Backdrops, Portrait Photography, Printed Backdrops

Photo Booth Ideas: 7 Popular Kid Birthday Party Themes | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Kids’ birthdays are major milestones. The younger they are, the more impactful the day is for them. To make your child’s birthday party a truly memorable occasion, a party theme can really bring it all together. Decorations, games, activities, snacks, a photo booth, presents and, of course, a birthday cake will all help to make the day special, but party themes that tie all of these elements together are what your child and the guests will remember the most. One of the best ways to convey party themes is with special birthday photography backdrops.

How to Blur Your Photo Background

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How to Blur Your Photo Background | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

As beautiful as photo backgrounds can be, the fact remains that in most cases, they are (or should be) secondary to the subject. The best photography backgrounds effectively complement the subject matter and act as a counterpoint to the focal point of the photo — the subject. Whether you’re photographing a person, a product, a pet or an antique, the backdrop should serve to help the subject to take center stage. Whether you’re going for a backdrop that’s blurred just slightly or you want a more extreme, artistic effect, it is possible to achieve a blurred backdrop look in photography while keeping your subject in perfect focus. It may take some practice, but there are a variety of techniques that can help you create artfully blurred photo backdrops.

Top 8 Advantages to Working in an Indoor Photo Studio

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Top 8 Advantages to Working in an Indoor Photo Studio | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Taking impromptu photos with the camera in your cell phone is definitely fun and can result in some great candid shots. These are awesome for emailing and texting, and they are perfect for posting to Facebook. But would anyone really want to rely on a cell phone camera for a family portrait — or any formal shot? Of course not!
When it comes to formal portraiture and photos families will want to save and treasure, an indoor photo studio setting is invaluable. If your customers want photos that stand the test of time, shots taken by a professional photographer in a photo studio have the timeless, classic look and feel any family can treasure for generations. Location photography, whether professionally done or with a personal camera, has a more spontaneous, natural look and feel that is appropriate for certain types of photos. However, the studio setting complete with superb lighting and a quality photo background can offer many benefits and advantages for the portrait photographer. Here are eight of them…