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16 Christmas Backdrops for Festive Portraits!

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

Christmas Backdrops Featuring: Christmas Eve Printed Backdrop | Courtesy of Modern Studios Photography

Christmas is just around the corner! With many new scenic and patterned Christmas backdrops available from Backdrop Express, there are no limits to how you can uniquely style your annual holiday portraits. From cozy fireplaces to snowy hills, set up a festive scene inside your photo studio while staying warm! Add in a couple fun props like a vintage sled or beautifully wrapped presents for a realistic Christmas portrait you can show off for years. Below are some of our customer-submitted holiday portraits on their very own Christmas backdrop!

Buying Photography Backgrounds to Fit Your Budget

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

Buying Photography Backgrounds to Fit Your Budget | Backdrop Express Blog It may be tough to admit it, but price is a key consideration for most photographers when buying their photography equipment. No matter what the level of experience, cost matters, and higher photography equipment costs mean less profits. We’d all love to be able to buy the best of everything, but having a budget is a reality for most photographers, from camera equipment to studio gear. In this article, we’ll explore how to stick to a budget and still get great results when purchasing photography backgrounds. When it comes to photo backgrounds, there’s a wide range of choices, products, prices and options. You can find everything from economy and value-oriented backdrops in small sizes to large, handmade specialty backdrops. Backdrop Express‘ current selection of photography backdrops caters to all budgets and levels of expertise. Being able to recognize the difference in backdrop types can help you to choose the best products for your current needs. As you gain experience and experiment with new styles, you’ll determine the best materials, colors and designs that best fit your niche.

Using Posing Beanbags for Newborn Photography

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

Newborn Posers When it comes to posing newborns, do you consistently face obstacles when trying to mold those beautiful, soft angles you often see online? The especially adorable ones where both ends of the new model are propped up for a slightly curved angle, or her tiny body is positioned perfectly in a rustic crate for a totally dreamy look? Most likely those photographers you see are using special newborn posing pillows and beanbags to achieve the special poses. Here are some options for these posing props and how they can be used for posed studio newborn photography.

12 Tips for Capturing Great Holiday Photos of Your Pet

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

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There’s no doubt that your pet is a part of the family. The American Pet Products Association confirms that about 62% of all U.S. households have pets. When the holidays come around each season, it’s only natural for pet owners to want to their furry friends included in the holiday photos. Whether they take the photos themselves or have them done professionally, pet owners love capturing endearing  photos of their pets in holiday decor and enjoying the memories for years to come. Pet photography can be a thriving part of any photography business, and a main business for many photographers.

10 Adorable Babies in Cheesecloth Wraps

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

newborn cheesecloth wraps Since cheesecloth wraps for newborn photography are so popular (and we wanted an excuse to look through LOTS of newborn photos), we’ve compiled some of our favorite cheesecloth wrapped babies here for your viewing pleasure! A cheesecloth is the perfect baby photography prop to match with a hat, headband, basket or blanket to create a beautiful portrait. We hope you gain some inspiration for your next newborn photo shoot below!

10 Hilariously Cute Dogs in Costumes!

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

Dogs in Costume   As Halloween rounds the corner, we thought it was only fitting to share some of the cutest, funniest photos of our beloved pets wearing their best Halloween costumes.  If you’ve been procrastinating on making the perfect outfit for your pooch this year, use this list as some inspiration!  Leave us a comment and tell us which of these dogs in costumes made you laugh the most!

10 Tips to Make Your Halloween Pictures Stand Out

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

10 Tips to Make Your Halloween Pictures Stand Out | Backdrop Express Blog

There’s certainly no shortage of subject matter for Halloween pictures, from creepily-carved jack o’ lanterns to elaborate decorations to hordes of costumed revelers and trick or treaters. Adults spent a staggering $1.4 billion on costumes in 2012, and that’s not even counting $1.1 billion for kids (and $370 million for pet costumes.) Americans of all ages love Halloween — it affords them the opportunity to be adventurous, creative, and even go a little wild. Consider these 10 photography tips for spine-chilling photos on Halloween: