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A Guide to Great Baby Photography

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

A Guide to Great Baby Photography | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

One of the most popular and rewarding subjects to photograph is a baby! After all, who could resist their adorable faces and playful nature? It’s nearly impossible to take a bad picture of any baby. The first year of life flies by in an instant, so most new parents are eager to capture those moments. Photographing infants is fun but it also requires you to be very patient and creative in order to get great images.

How to Properly Store Your Photography Backdrops

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Photography Backdrops, Photography Tips, Storage & Care

How to Properly Store Your Photo Backdrops | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

We know that every photography backdrop that you purchase is a major asset to your photo business. Therefore, knowing how to care for your backdrops properly will not only pro-long the life of each backdrop, but also consistently provide excellent quality photographs from every shoot. Here is a guide to how we suggest you properly store your studio backgrounds.

Top 24 Free Photo Editing Programs

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

Although digital cameras (including the little ones we carry just about everywhere embedded in our phones) have improved immensely in their capabilities for capturing and auto-correcting images, there are still times where photo-editing software can save a scarred image, or enhance an already excellent one.
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Although the obvious, professional-level tool is the not-so-budget-friendly Adobe Photoshop®, users who don’t have the funds for this can utilize any of these easy-to-use, free photo-editing in-browser or downloadable software to solve this problem. Note that most, though not all, of these software programs perform tasks including photo cropping, resizing, touch-ups, eye removal, photo book creations, border additions, slideshows and watermarks. Many are impressive and comparable to programs found in stores, and since open-source software tends to be user-created, there is usually a plethora of helpful information and bug repairs for these software. These benefits are part of the reason why users choose free photo-editing, rather than purchasing expensive software.

Bokeh Photography

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

city scape bokeh

One of the most interesting styles of photography is Bokeh. In Japanese, Bokeh means blur, but there is definitely an art involved in arranging the aperture just right and creating a blur that enhances the overall look of the photo. These photos can be gorgeous when done right, or when chromatic aberrations of lens aperture shapes. The aperture number and/or the shape of the blade determines how the Bokeh will ultimately look. If an eight blade diaphragm is used, a polygonal Bokeh will be the result.

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Your Muslin Backdrop

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

Muslin BackdropsFeaturing: Atlantis Hand Painted Muslin | Photo by Ryan Walsh

Muslin is a fabric that is used by many photographers as a backdrop during photo shoots. This type of photo backdrop is made of a woven cotton and can be dyed just about any color desired. Muslin is a heavy fabric that offers a unique, textured background. There is a great chance that your muslin backdrop will become wrinkled in an undesirable way during shipping and storage. Though sometimes you want the backdrop to look wrinkled for artistic affect, you do not want a large crease through the center of it. Because there are circumstances that cannot be avoided that cause such drastic creases and folds in a muslin backdrop, it is highly important to understand how to properly get wrinkles out of muslin.

Why Should You Use Muslin Backdrops?

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

model posing on gray skies muslin backdropPhoto by Ryan Walsh

The word “Muslin” was originally used to describe a tightly woven cloth produced in the Middle East centuries ago. This cloth was widely used to make dresses that could be easily embellished with embroidery and beads. Pioneer women often used muslin- then called “domestic” -as the neutral backing for hand-stitched quilts. What does all this have to do with photography? Muslin fabric is one of the most versatile backdrops for use in professional photography.