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How to Use Photo Umbrellas

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

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Photo umbrellas are often used to control the lighting in photo shoots, especially harsh brightness and extreme contrasts that can leave unwanted shadows against a photography background. One benefit is they create a soft, diffused lighting effect –especially for portraits. Reflective umbrellas are useful here because they reduce the contrast between shadow and light. Of course, not all photography umbrellas are the same, so it’s important to know which umbrella to grab in a given situation.

7 Steps to Successful Stock Photography

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

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Creating stock photos may not be the photography you dreamed of doing your entire life, but it’s a great way to boost your personal revenue while you focus on the art you do enjoy. Whether you’re a wedding and family photographer, a studio photographer or a photojournalist, commercial photography is a great industry to get started in at any point in your career. It gives you the opportunity to take creative, crisp photos while earning some extra cash at the same time.

Floor Drops: The Perfect Solution to a Plain Background

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

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Everyone knows the advantages of working in the studio. Studio photography lets you exercise complete control over your environment, allowing you to shoot anytime, day or night. Unfortunately, studios also have one weakness:  plain backgrounds can be a bit boring for certain photo shoots. Recently, however, new products have been coming out that really liven up the old background standbys that have been in use for years. Floor drops – realistic recreations of various floor materials – offer photographers a way to create incredibly detailed environments for their subjects, with very little effort.

6 Easy Tips for Better People Pictures

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

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Taking great people pictures isn’t always just about the subject, it can also be a matter of using a different approach, a different technique, or even a green screen background to capture what might otherwise be an ordinary picture. Taking a step in a direction you haven’t taken before can be a bit intimidating but the rewards of a one-of-a-kind image are worth the risk. No matter what kind of camera, setting or photography background you are working with, you can capture pictures of people that make your audience take a second look.

12 Tips to Easier and More Creative Pet Photography

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

pet-photography Taking photographs of pets can really be fun and exciting, although this type of photography does at times produce a challenge. Yet, it can be financially rewarding for the photographer who takes the time to understand what is needed in order to actually capture the true personality of a client’s pet and make them extremely happy. The first thing that the photographer must realize is that each animal has a different personality. Not all of them will play well with the photographer when trying to direct a shooting session.

What Posing Props Can Do For Your Photo Shoot

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

What Posing Props Can Do For Your Photo Shoot | Backdrop Express Blog

Even though many photographers try to cut corners when it comes to purchasing posing props, it’s worth your creativity, time and money to keep a variety of these items in your studio. Props not only help you capture more appealing and interesting photographs, but they can also make your photography sessions run more smoothly. Take a look at the exact ways props can make a big difference in your photography business.