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What’s Trending: Chalkboard Backdrops

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

school chalkboard backdrop 5 When it comes to selecting a photo backdrop for a special holiday or event, your possibilities are endless. While popular pattern and color styles come and go with the seasons, as a photographer it’s important to stay on top of the current trends and offer the best options for your clients. A current style trend we’ve noticed this year are themed Chalkboard Backdrops – specifically for two pretty different niches: school portraits and wedding party pictures!

Styling with Newborn Posing Braids

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Props

500702401 (1) While posing newborn babies in delicate, sweet poses is one of the most fun aspects of working a newborn photo shoot, it can also be one of the more difficult, patience-testing tasks. Luckily, there are innumerable posing props and aids out there to help assist with special positions that can take your newborn portrait styling to the next level. Accessories like posing braids, wraps, blankets, bowls, and hats are other types of essential newborn props that help enhance styling. Warm, neutral colors complement a new baby’s skin tone for a beautiful soft, look.

10 Fun Graduation Poses!

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

graduation photos It’s that time of year again… we’re talking about graduation! If you’re a senior portrait photographer, you know what teens want: creative, cute, colorful and classy senior portraits that they can show off to their friends and family, plaster over social media and hang in their halls. Oftentimes parents have a significant say in the graduation backdrops, location and styling of their soon-to-be-graduate to ensure they receive those classic looks they can mail off to grandparents. Encourage your high school senior to bring along their cap and gown to their photo session, and collaborate on some utterly spontaneous, goofy or clever poses to show off their young and free spirit. Here are 10 fun graduation poses to try out this year!

How to Choose the Right Backdrop Stand

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

How to Choose the Right Backdrop Stand | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

According to, people today snap more photos in two minutes than they did in an entire year during the 1800s. However, many of these photos are taken with cell phones and the unpredictable quality of these shots only serves to illustrate the value of quality studio and portrait photography. A backdrop stand is a necessity for hanging and using photo backdrops for maximum results in studio photography. If you’re new to photography or aren’t sure of how to choose the right backdrop stand from Backdrop Express, this overview of highlights and features can help you to zero in on the perfect system for your needs:

10 Great Tips for Photographing Men

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

Photographing Men

You thought photographing children was challenging? How about men! While children can at times be too relaxed around a camera, many men are are not relaxed enough. Certainly not all men are like this, but in general they seem to have a harder time loosening up in front of the camera. The good news is there are some photography tips and techniques that can help maximize your chances of getting great shots with men. Whether its portrait photography or informal shots, here are some tips for working with men: