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Comparing Material Options for Computer Printed Backdrops

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Floordrops, Photography Backdrops, Printed Backdrops, Studio Equipment

Computer Printed Photo Backdrops Computer printed photo backdrops can open up whole new worlds of possibility for your studio photography, set design and interior decorating projects. We now offer over 1,000 styles of computer-printed backdrops and floordrops to create just about any setting, environment or atmosphere you can imagine. Printed backdrops are also available in contemporary abstract patterns to add pizzazz to any room or photo shoot. If you don’t see the image or scene you need, you can order a custom printed photo backdrop by providing us with the image of your choice. In addition to all of these diverse style options, we offer several different materials that your computer printed backdrops can be created on, each with its own benefits. You can choose the material you prefer when placing your order; options include two cloth fabrics, a synthetic paper or a thick polyester floor mat.

Bright Backdrops vs. Neutral Backgrounds: When Should You Go Bold?

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

Bright Backdrops vs. Neutral Backgrounds: When Should You Go Bold? | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Backdrops are a key element of portrait photography, headshots and studio photography. Whether you use seamless papersolid color muslins or one of the various other fabric styles available, your backdrop color choice will influence your final result almost as much as the subject does. The backdrop will play off the subject’s clothing, skin tone, eyes, hair color, props and even painted fingernails; however, it can also convey and enhance different types of energies and emotions in the photo. With some subject matter, backgrounds should live up to their name — stay more subdued, neutral and “in the background.” However, in other scenarios, it can pay to go bold. If you’ve ever wondered about the color meaning and impact of backdrops for photography, this guide can help.

How to Fill a Newborn Beanbag Poser

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

newborn beanbag poser Newborn beanbag posers are a helpful tool for newborn photographers shooting posed portraits. These large and comfortable but firm cushioners act as a sturdy, elevated base for positioning newborn babies in various poses. Backdrop Express offers a full line of newborn posing pillows and beanbags that are suitable for helping position babies in a variety of popular poses. Once you’ve ordered your new posing accessories, you’ll need to fill them! There are several recommended options for filler materials, like polyester stuffing, plastic pellets, polystyrene beads or even rice. Beanbag fill can be purchased at many big box stores or online.

10 of OUR Favorite Cake Smash Sessions!

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

cake smash How often do you photograph cake smashes for first birthdays? Do you like customizing your setup (backdrop paper, props, cakes, etc.) for each special guest? We do too, and we love seeing how unique and fun cake smash sessions can get! Here are a few of our favorite birthday cake smash sessions from our awesome customers!
Which one is YOUR favorite?

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 Tips for Capturing The Best Photo Booth Snapshots!

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

Photo Booth Props A photo booth seems to give people an instant license to show off their silly sides with friends, loved ones, acquaintances and even strangers. Photo booths at parties and events can be a recipe for fun times for your photography clients and, ideally, some shareable, keepsake photos. Unfortunately, the great majority of photo booth photos tend to have a “sameness” about them; people make the same basic funny faces and may use a few requisite photo booth props. However, whether you run a traditional or open-air photo booth, more creativity in your photos is possible. Use these five tips to help take your photo booth photography from ordinary to awesome:

Photography Lighting: What’s the Difference Between a Softbox and Octobox?

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

Photography Softboxes and Octoboxes Light-direction and diffusion tools are used with studio lights in photography to soften the light from a flash when it’s used as the primary light source on the subject. Normally, the light from a flash is very “hard” and direct, causing harsh shadows to be created with sharp edges that tend to be unflattering to the subject and final photographs. There are numerous light-direction and diffusion tools on the market to help with this issue. Two of the most popular are softboxes and octoboxes. While they are made based upon similar principles, they do have some distinct differences when it comes to your final photographic results.