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5 Photography Tips for Beginners

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

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Being a seasoned photographer with years of professional experience is not necessarily a prerequisite to capturing beautiful, professional looking photos. Even the newest of photographers can capture breathtaking, award-winning photographs. Photography is a hands-on learning experience and practice makes perfect, but a few tips from the experts cannot hurt either.

Food Photography 101

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Food & Product Photography, Photography Tips

Food Photography on a 26" Seamless Paper Backdrop If you are interested in getting in to a niche photography market, you may consider entering the exciting world of food photography. As the name implies, food photographers capture enticing, rich images of food. This business is a commercial specialty. Food photographers strive to provide the appealing presentation of food products for use in marketing materials, packaging, and restaurant menus. In order to earn a reputation as an exceptional food photographer, you will need to work with a support team consisting of an art director, a food stylist, and several assistants. These creative artists will ease the process of breaking into food photography business.

10 Great Photography Blogs You Should be Reading

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

photographer shooting camera The internet has brought us an endless source of information, lessons, and How-To blogs to help us learn how to do just about anything—from solving the Rubik’s Cube to cooking the perfect strawberry shortcake to photography. However, with all of these options that oftentimes provide contradicting advice, it can be hard to know where to go to get quality, professional-level advice. To point you in the direction of the best photography tips and tricks, here is a list of 10 of my favorite Photography Blogs to get some advice from, aside from Backdrop Express, of course!

Setting up a Backdrop for Product Photography

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Food & Product Photography, Photography Tips, Studio Equipment

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If  you are displaying product photographs on your website or in a product catalog, you want to make sure your product photographs look professional. Taking the right steps when setting up your studio and photography backdrop will help achieve ultimate professionalism. There are four basic components involved; setting up the backdrop, positioning the product, arranging the lighting, and setting up any props that you might want included in the final photo.

Using Muslin Backdrops in Digital Photography

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

Smoke Hand Painted MuslinPhoto by Eldeen Annette Portraiture

A muslin backdrop is light fabric background, which can easily be transported for on-location photo shoots. Not only do photographers like the light weight construction of the muslin fabric, they also like the versatility and variety of colors they can choose from when selecting a backdrop.

6 Tips for Finding Chroma Key Equipment on a Budget

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

green screen A common misconception is that chroma key is a high cost background only used by big professional studios. But actually, it is definitely possible to create a green screen on a budget. Here we offer 6 tips on how to minimize the spending for your green screen production.

What is Soft Light & Hard Light?

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

What is Soft Light and Hard Light? | Backdrop Express Blog The word “photography” originates from ancient Greek, meaning “to draw with light”. Photography is an art where we capture moments in time by drawing with the light onto our canvas, the camera. Because light is such an important factor in photography it is important to understand the different types of lighting used and how to properly handle it.