How to Achieve a Rustic Style Photo Shoot in the Studio

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Rustic Photography Props The rustic photo shoot artfully combines a refined, modern subject or sensibility with vintage or “shabby chic” props and design elements. Rustic photo shoots often take place out in nature, in rural settings, distressed barns, lofts or out-buildings that have a weathered, vintage look. In the past, rustic photo shoots required hauling your antique and rustic props (and subjects) to the setting and dealing with weather, lighting conditions and other variables on the fly. Fortunately, photographers now have more options than ever before; innovative backdrops and floordrops allow for amazing rustic photo shoot results right from the studio. Rustic photography props and shabby chic styles bring eye-catching distressed wooden chairs, beautiful floral garlands and patterned tutus that can make for the perfect accessories at a rustic themed portrait shoot. The traditional rustic-style rural outdoor locations like an overgrown field, abandoned farmhouse or country landscape can now be emulated with very realistic photo backdrops. While rustic photography props can certainly be taken outside to these locations, you now have the option to recreate the same rustic, country look in your studio with a wide variety of mix and match backdrops and floordrops. Pair them with innovative, portable rustic-look props for a winning combination your clients will love.

5 Best Tips for an Awesome Photo Booth Backdrop

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Photo Booth Backdrops The photo booth is back, and it’s come a long way since the days of the dime store model that spit out a strip of four B&W head shots. While that type of vintage photo booth can bring a fun and retro vibe to an occasion, modern photo booths are capable of so much more. The photo booths of today shoot in full color and are outfitted with high-tech touchscreen displays. They use the latest in high resolution photo printing technology, and some even have the ability to take high-definition videos. With all of these new innovations, it shouldn’t surprise you that photo booth backdrops have come a long way as well. Photo booths of old usually came with just one solid color sheet; today, the sky’s the limit. Why not have numerous backdrop styles on hand to satisfy any taste or preference? The following are some of the most popular and eye-catching photo booth backdrop choices available today:

7 Posing Tips for Portraits

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7 Posing Tips for Portraits It’s no secret that in terms of portrait photography, the pose is just as important as capturing the photo itself. For example, if your model isn’t posing the right way, then your photo isn’t going to turn out the right way. In order to get the best possible pose, and thereby the best possible picture, consider following these seven tips.

7 Tips for Photographing Your Own Kids

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7 Tips for Photographing Your Own Kids | Backdrop Express Blog

Is your kid one of those “strong-willed” types who makes it frustrating (and nearly impossible) to get a good photo of them? When it comes to photographing kids, just about every parent has been there! Yes, we’ve all seen the photos of kids who seem to be absolute angels in front of the lens, but unless you were there at the shoot, you never know really took place; it’s possible that angelic smile was the result of much struggle, angst and patience.

From crying at the shoot to making faces to running from the camera, you just never know how a kid is going to react. Being photographed is confusing and stressful for some youngsters; they may not fully understand what’s going on. With others, it can be a battle of wills that tests your patience to the limit. But don’t give up just yet; try these seven tips that can save a shoot and help you get truly hearwarming photos of your own kids:

Summer Photos: Taking Your Portrait Photography Outdoors

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Summer Photos: Taking Your Portrait Photography Outdoors | Backdrop Express Photography Blog Ah, summer… a time of sunshine, longer days, fantastic weather — and a prime time for outdoor portraits. In the summertime, anywhere you go is a potential studio. But summer photos and portrait photography in the sun require some special considerations to help them turn out extraordinary. In addition to optimal exposure, focus and white balance, there are things about outdoor shooting conditions you’ll have to stay on top of. Here’s how to make the most of every summer photo op:

7 Tips for Photographing Siblings

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7 Tips for Photographing Siblings | Backdrop Express Photography Blog Have you ever looked at an adorable portrait of siblings and wondered how on earth the photographer did that? If you have kids of your own, you might be even more perplexed; how to stave off that intense sibling rivalry vibe just long enough to capture some great shots? Yes, it IS possible; you just need to know how to create the right conditions and atmosphere to allow the “kinder, gentler” sides of their personalities to shine forth. Here are seven tips for capturing heart-warming, truly memorable sibling portraits:

How to Create Standout Senior Pictures in Studio

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How to Create Standout Senior Pictures in Studio | Backdrop ExpressFeaturing: Tulip Seamless Paper | Photo Courtesy of Eldeen Annette Portraiture

Having senior pictures taken is a defining moment in the lives of graduating high school students. While some senior portrait photographers have been gravitating toward outdoor locations, senior portraits in the studio can be just as exciting and energized. With some planning, your studio senior portraits will convey a hip, classy, modern vibe that’s a far cry from the old-school senior portrait. When it comes to planning for your sessions, seniors can be some of the most fun and creative subjects to work with. For one, they are excited to be graduating soon, they are often excited to model for their senior pictures, and they will love making the most of the shoot. However, there are some things you can do to help ensure a standout senior portrait session in the studio.