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Best Backdrops for High School Senior Pictures

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

Grunge & Urban Backdrops One of the biggest trends in senior portraits is to venture out with subjects to locations such as old buildings, abandoned lots and other urban and rustic settings. This is done to capture the striking contrast between a well-dressed senior and an artfully weathered setting. However, for a variety of reasons, this isn’t always possible or realistic; changing weather and lighting conditions alone can ruin a location senior portrait session, causing stress, delays and mixed results.

5 Simple Tips for Festive Holiday Food Photography

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

holiday food photography The holidays bring good cheer, family gatherings, gifts — and plenty of delicious food. A lot of work goes into those holiday dishes and delicacies, and as a photographer, you won’t want to miss the opportunity; food can be one of the most photogenic subjects you ever encounter. However, there are some key things to consider in order to make your holiday food photography the best it can be. Use these five simple tips to bring out the very best in your holiday cuisine photos:

10 Tips for Fierce Fashion Photography

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

Backdrops for Fashion Photography Fashion photography, whether it’s studio photography or location shooting, requires different considerations than traditional portrait photography. Fashion photography, unless purely artistic in nature, usually has a goal or a client objective in mind. The designer wants their outfit, accessory or product to be showcased in the most compelling light possible. Clients and models also look to the fashion photographer to bring something new, extra or unexpected to the photo. Here are ten tips for outstanding fashion photography that can help bring that “Wow” factor to your shots:

How to Set Up a Photo Studio on a Budget

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

Photo Studio Equipment Having a dedicated photo studio is a dream of many photographers. Whether you’re starting out in the business or just want to do photography part time, a photography workspace stocked with your studio equipment can be a haven where creativity flows and magic happens. However, in this economy, many photographers just can’t afford the risk and financial investment a dedicated photo studio requires. Fortunately, there are ways to set up a photo studio on a budget; here’s how:

How to Achieve a Pin Up Style Photo Shoot

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

Pin Up Photography

Pin-up girls have an undeniable, classic, timeless quality that nearly everyone responds to; men love to look at them, and women admire their beauty and confidence. The pin up girl is sexy but always classy, with flawless skin, coiffed hair, perfect makeup, cherry-red lips and alluring outfits. These beauties kept up soldiers’ morale for decades and have influenced generations of style. What better way to pay homage to the pin up girl than with a pin up photography shoot? If you’d like to recreate that pin up photography look, here’s what you need to know:

15 Beautiful Portraits with Glitter!

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

  Glitter Portraits Who doesn’t love to add a bit of sparkle to their portraits? If you’ve had glitter on your mind, but just haven’t been quite sure how you want to incorporate it into a fun photo session, we went scouting for creative and just beautiful portraits with glitter as the main theme, to give YOU some inspiration!

How to Achieve a Rustic Style Photo Shoot in the Studio

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

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.