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?

15 Perfectly Pink Backdrops for Beautiful Portraits!

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Pink 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?

8 Basic Tips for First Time Seamless Paper Users

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8 Tips for First Time Seamless Paper Users | Backdrop Express Blog Seamless paper is a staple item for most studio photographers. The color variety, consumable nature and high quality background it provides have made it a very popular choice for professional photography backdrops for over 60 years. However, if you’re a beginner photographer new to the studio, there are a few tips we can offer for working with your first seamless paper roll in order to produce the best results and to understand how to use it most effectively.

How to Keep Your Paper Backdrops Clean

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How to Keep Your Paper Backdrops Clean | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

Paper backdrops are a popular background solution for amateur and professional photographers alike. Seamless paper backdrops offer the advantages of versatility and variety as well as being relatively inexpensive. Seamless paper is available in a great assortment of colors, and with the aid of gels and lighting, produces special effects that enhance the aesthetics of studio photography.
Most photographers set up their photo backdrops by mounting the rolls onto a backdrop stand and rolling it out several feet past the floor, providing continuity of color as a background. However, if you’re not working in a photo studio with hard flooring, you’ll have to deal with an extra step of keeping your paper backdrops clean and reusable.

More than Just Photo Backdrops: The Creative Possibilities of Seamless Paper

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More than Just Photo Backdrops: The Creative Possibilities of Seamless Paper | Backdrop Express Photography Team

From bold, bright colors to clean, subtle tones, photographers have been reaping the design benefits of seamless paper in the studio for years. Its large size, smooth, wrinkle-free surface and wide variety of color choices make it a favorite for everything from product photography to portraits. Seamless paper photo backdrops are thick, sturdy and durable and can withstand lots of traffic and use. However, if the backdrop becomes scuffed, torn or dirty, the damaged piece can be easily cut off and discarded and a fresh, new section unrolled.

Seamless paper photo backdrops are also affordable enough for photographers to stock a wide range of colors for any studio situation that could come up. However, the uses for seamless paper don’t stop in the photo studio; both photographers and non-photographers alike have found seamless paper to be an amazing addition to their arts and crafts supply selection. Here are just some of the possible cool, alternative, creative and artistic uses for seamless backdrop paper:

4 Reasons to Use Seamless Paper

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 young woman laying on bright pink background

A great benefit of photography is that you can take beautiful pictures in virtually any environment. Some photographers choose to focus on a certain niche, whereas others enjoy diverse settings. If you are looking into studio photography, utilizing a photo backdrop is essential. However, this does not limit your photography, as backdrops are made in a large variety of materials, colors, and design. Knowing your budget, studio size, subjects, and your own personal taste will help determine the best photo backdrop for you.