10 Best Backdrops for Spring Portraits

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Spring Backdrops Springtime is the best time! For beautiful, fresh portraits of your little ones or the whole family, that is. If you’re offering spring photo packages this season, are you planning out special themed setups in your studio? We offer a full line of spring backdrops from bright scenics to pastel patterns that can help set the perfect scene for your adorable models. Here are 10 of our favorite customer-submitted photos featuring spring backdrops!

Comparing Material Options for Computer Printed Backdrops

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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?

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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.

10 of OUR Favorite Cake Smash Sessions!

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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

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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.

Top 10 New Backdrops of the Year!

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If you couldn’t tell, we LOVE backdrops! From soft, solid fabrics and textured ruffles to sparkly sequins and hand painted muslins… we offer one of the largest inventories of printed backdrop designs and studio backgrounds to fit any photographer’s budget, style and space. Here is a list of the top selling new backdrops we’ve added to our offering in 2014…

gold sequin backdrop1. Gold Sequin Fabric Backdrop | Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Megan Photography

5 Tips for Creating Realistic Portraits with Scenic Backdrops

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Scenic Backdrops Scenic backdrops are the ideal solution for photographers looking to recreate a special scene in a specific location that’s unreachable or inefficient to shoot at, such as a European castle or mystical forest. A one-of-a-kind scenic background is one popular method for creating unique portraits without leaving the studio. While scenic backdrops allow for nearly limitless locations to be reproduced for studio photography, they do require extra preparation and guidelines to adhere to in order to create as realistic of a final portrait as possible. Here are 5 tips for working with studio scenic backdrops: