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7 Essential Newborn Photography Props

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

newborn photography props Newborn photography is one of those genres that just lends itself to props. Of course, the subject is adorable enough, but artfully chosen photography props can take the “Awww” factor to the next level. The studio is the ideal controlled setting for newborn photography and making use of a variety of props. Just about anything can have “prop potential,” from things you already own to items the mother brings along. Hobby and craft stores, fabric stores, resale shops, antique markets and even rummage sales all have potential. There are countless possibilities, but just make sure each props is safe, clean and sanitary. When stocking your studio with newborn photography props, these seven categories are essential:

Product Spotlight: Grunge Brick

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Floordrops, Product Reviews

grunge brick floordropPhoto Courtesy of Ryan Walsh

Brick wall backdrops are a trendy way to create grungy portraits in the studio. Their worn, weathered and industrial appearance lends itself well to fashion photography and edgy senior portraits. Our most popular brick backdrop is our Grunge Brick – see what our customers like best about its realistic and cool style below!

6 Ideas for Fun Back to School Photos

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

Back to School Photos Ah, the first day of school — new beginnings, seeing old friends, making new ones, meeting the new teacher, new books and supplies — it’s all part of the experience. When summer starts to give way to autumn, students and parents inevitably start planning for heading back to school. It’s time to watch for back to school sales, find out class schedules, and pick out a new wardrobe in anticipation of the coming year. It’s a momentous time, so why not mark the moment with some fun back to school photos? Back to school photos have been a tradition for decades, but in recent times, they’ve been trending toward more fun and creative themes. Why not mix some classic scenarios with ideas that put a new spin on traditional school photos? Here are some tips to help you get started: See Also: School Themed Photo Backdrops for Kids

7 Tips for Photographing Awkward Models

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

7 Tips for Photographing Awkward Models | Backdrop Express Blog Truth be told, the majority of people who step in front of your camera lens are going to feel at least a little bit “out of their element.” Some will certainly be more challenging than others, but a stiff, nervous, awkward model can be one of your most difficult obstacles to great portraits. You can choose the perfect backdrop, studio lighting and pose, but a forced, inauthentic smile can make all of your other preparations for naught. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize the awkwardness and put even the most nervous models at ease. Here are seven tips for getting the most out of your portraits and inspiring natural, genuine, authentic smiles:

Photographing Kids: Inspiration for Posing Boys

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

posing boys Baby and kid photographers don’t have it easy when it comes to working with subjects and posing. When the perfect smile is captured in one shot amidst 100 other blurred faces as your model darts away, it can get tiring! Full of energy and an inquisitive nature, young boys take tact and patience to guide them through a successful portrait session. Here are 7 simple tips to keep in mind when photographing and posing boys to capture fun and genuine portraits.