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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.

5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture

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5 Tips to a Better Family Christmas Picture | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Every winter season families gather together to create holiday cheer. The dreaded Christmas portrait is always on the agenda. For many families it is the same routine year after year. They dress up in ugly holiday sweaters, crowd around the fireplace and force generic smiles. All this mess is made just to send a Christmas picture with your annual Christmas cards.

It doesn’t matter if you are shooting your Christmas portrait yourself, having a friend do it or hiring the services of a professional photographer. There are still some things you can do to ensure you end up with a great family portrait. Following these few simple tips will help create some of your best Christmas memories.

How to Take Great Food Pictures

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

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There’s more demand than ever for amazing food photos for restaurants. Owners of restaurants request images that capture the beautiful, delicious essence of their dishes in order to sell their services. Bloggers who specialize in food utilize images to let people know when a restaurant exists or is about to open. Other kinds of potential customers might also prefer to capture an image that represents their experience. Here are some tips on how to take good pictures of food.

5 Tips to Taking Unique Facebook Party Pictures

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There are over 100 billion photos hosted on Facebook, with thousands more added daily. In this current information age, being a photographer is not any real distinction. With Instagram, Photoshop and other digital photography tools so easily accessible, it can feel like everyone is a photographer today. But after seeing Grandma tagged in over 100 photos, perhaps you would like your Facebook pictures to stand out a little.

Next weekend, instead of taking the same boring cliche party pictures, here are 5 easy ways to make your photography a little more creative and unique. Spice up your weekend shots and take some pictures your friends will actually want to be tagged in the next morning!

5 in 1 Reflector Creates Instant Studio

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My friend and I decided that we would try a self-assignment that we thought was impossible. We wanted to try to take a decent portrait outside on a bright sunny day. We grabbed our cameras and we took a Photoflex 5 in 1 MultiDisc 32” reflector and headed out to see what we could find. We love to shoot photos outside, but the glare is nonstop and sometimes it just causes more issues. You want to find a way to do lessen this and that is what we did when we discovered Photoflex and how this kit can work for you.