Kids’ birthdays are major milestones. The younger they are, the more impactful the day is for them. To make your child’s birthday party a truly memorable occasion, a party theme can really bring it all together. Decorations, games, activities, snacks, a photo booth, presents and, of course, a birthday cake will all help to make the day special, but party themes that tie all of these elements together are what your child and the guests will remember the most. One of the best ways to convey party themes is with special birthday backgrounds.
When it comes to selecting a photo backdrop for a special holiday or event, your possibilities are endless. While popular pattern and color styles come and go with the seasons, as a photographer it’s important to stay on top of the current trends and offer the best options for your clients. A current style trend we’ve noticed this year are themed Chalkboard Backdrops – specifically for two pretty different niches: school portraits and wedding party pictures!
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.
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.
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:
Raise your hand if you love PINK! We know we do. A perfectly pink photography backdrop can help convey a style of elegance, affection, femininity or passion to your portraits. Not to mention, they can make your headshots really pop off the screen or print. Paired with the right model, accessories and props, pink backdrops in fun designs or bold tones will surely make your photos stand out. We want to show off 15 of our most popular pink backdrops – which one is YOUR favorite?
In an industry that tends to have a lot of repetition and duplication, floor photography is an exciting new trend that’s catching on in the children’s photography world. This unique form of photography creates a 3D effect using 2D backdrops, props, and artful, creative arrangements. Instead of simply posing your subject in front of a backdrop, floor photography involves having your subject(s) pose while laying on the floor & photographing from above, allowing for fun, whimsical poses that wouldn’t otherwise be plausible. Queenie Liao, a California photographer, has already taken this technique to impressive heights with work that creates a truly otherworldly and fantastical vibe. At Backdrop Express, inspired by the new trend, we’ve created a new line of photography backdrops for floor photography, specifically designed for kid and newborn portraits.