5 Ways the New Air Flow Tech Table™ Makes Tethered Photography Even Easier

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

female model using tethered photography

At Backdrop Express we’re very proud to announce the newest addition to our product line – tethered photography equipment!

What is Tethered Photography?

Tethered photography is a common term used to describe when a photographer connects (or “tethers”) their camera to their computer or tablet, typically through either a USB wire, FireWire, or wirelessly. During a tethered photo shoot, when a picture is taken, the photo bypasses the camera, is saved directly to the computer’s hard-drive, and displayed instantly on the  monitor or laptop screen. This process gives both the photographer and the model/client instant feedback on the photographs being taken.

5 Indoor Portrait Photography Tips

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

model in front of a dark photography background
If you have been searching for the answer to how to take amazing photographs in your own home or small studio, look no further! The tips below will provide you with the knowledge to pull off great images without using a multi-source lighting set-up in the studio. Read on to discover how beautiful portraits can be taken using a single-light lighting technique.

How to Take Great Food Pictures

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

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There’s more demand than ever for amazing food photos for restaurants. Owners of restaurants request images that capture the beautiful, delicious essence of their dishes in order to sell their services. Bloggers who specialize in food utilize images to let people know when a restaurant exists or is about to open. Other kinds of potential customers might also prefer to capture an image that represents their experience. Here are some tips on how to take good pictures of food.

Glamour Shot Backgrounds

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

With glamour shots, the subject’s face is most important, however the photographic backdrop plays an important role as well as it helps to set the tone of the photo. There are many options, and choosing the right one will enhance your subject and assure that they look their best.
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One option is to use textured backdrops. A fabric with a rich texture, such as velvet or brocade adds a luxurious feel. It reflects light and brings a glow to the backdrop for photography while leaving most of the attention on the subject. Models should dress in a color that contrasts the backdrop to prevent the photo from getting a “floating” look. Bold architecture also makes a great photographic background for glamour photography. Brick walls, libraries, and windowed building have strong lines that can enhance the dramatic feel of the photo. Blurring the background will help assure that your subject remains front and center and is properly complemented by the lines in the structures. Nature provides a surprisingly elegant option when it comes to formal glamour photography. A grassy lawn, a forest with autumn leaves, or a patch of evergreen can bring just the right amount of rustic flair to a high fashion shoot. Using light gradient is also an effective way to bring your subject front and center in a photo. Using gels on a white seamless backdrop creates a subtle color that adds drama when the brightest part of the light is directly behind the model. Spotlights should be placed above and below the subject and should point at the backdrop. With this method light appears to be coming directly from the model’s body.
-Backdrop Express Photography Team 

Plain Backdrops: How Are They Effective For Still Life Photography?

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Photo : Edmond Leung

When undergoing your still life photography project, it is important to choose photography backdrops that allows your subject as much opportunity as possible to shine. That’s why the best images are achieved when you are able to keep your backdrops simple and seamless.

Tips And Tricks For Photographing Babies And Children

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

baby on green photo background

Photography is an art form and when you are photographing babies and children, there are many tips and tricks you must remember in order to be successful. Babies don’t know how to pose for the camera yet and children are usually hesitant around strangers, so it’s important to let them be as natural as possible and have fun with the photo shoot.