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The 5 Best Software for Tethered Photography

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

photographer using tethering softwarePhoto Credit: Ryan Walsh

As nice as it is to have a little screen on your digital camera in order to see your shots, if you are going to pursue real studio photography it is advisable that you take things a step further and enter the realm of tethered photography. Along with your tethered photography kit, you’ll need a software program to facilitate the process from camera to computer. With tether software your camera is connected to your computer allowing you to examine your shots in full screen mode, which makes for better editing and a smoother review process with your client. Here’s some commonly used software for tethered photography that can make finding the right shot that much easier.

Choosing the Right Photography Backdrop

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

model on blue photo backdrop

Photography backdrops can make a huge difference in the creativity and professional appearance of your photos.  However, different photography backgrounds add different elements to a photo, so choosing the right backdrop can be as critical as choosing the correct camera or lens. With so many different types of studio backdrops available though, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out which background is right for your shoot.

An Introduction to Effective Green Screen Production

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

green screen girl

Sometimes a photographer is unable to find the perfect background to achieve a desired look for a portrait shoot. Thanks to digital photography, photographers can now remove the background and insert the perfect one for their needs. Green screen technology allows photographers to produce digitally enhanced photos also known as “Chroma keying.” Chroma keying is used by both professional and amateur photographers as a way to eliminate any on-site background challenges.
When you first think about the prospect of being able to set your photos to any location you want, it can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t consider yourself a computer whiz or a graphic design expert. But relax. Developing some basic skills of green screen photography is not rocket science. It simply requires that you take a little time to learn the techniques and practice with different backgrounds to see what you can do. Not only does a green screen make a great photo backdrop for still photos, but once you are used to the process, even videos will be possible using chroma key methods.

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Digital Backgrounds

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

woman-in-bikini-on-beach-digital-background

Digital photography is a demanding, highly competitive profession. To have an edge, you must offer customers features and benefits they can’t get from your competitors. That’s why you owe it to yourself to find out how digital backgrounds can take your portrait photos to the next level. Here are just some of the many advantages they offer.

33 Image Hosting Sites To Share Your Photography Portfolio

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

male photographer holding camera

With the advance of new technology and accessibility of the internet, tools for storing and editing your digital photography have never been more available to the general public. The ability to easily host and share your photographs online gives you worldwide exposure and a convenient advantage for amateur and professional photographers.

Chroma Key Backdrop Options: Green or Blue?

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

portrait green screen background

The use of chroma key is a technique photographers use to be able to manipulate the background by adding a scene during post-production.  So why do photographers, filmmakers and videographers use green or blue when utilizing chroma key backdrops? Well, there are a few factors that make these two colors the color of choice for photographers.

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.