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Opening Your Own Studio

Opening Your Own Studio

Opening your own photography studio is a not a simple decision by any means! Of course, there are many factors to consider such as space, location, budget and branding that will help determine the pros and cons of a new business venture. Take advice here from our pros who have been in your shoes at one time. 

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Senior Pictures

Senior Pictures

High school seniors can be some of your most fun clients to work with! They are young and energetic, excited to model and very active on social media. With just a little bit of practice in how to best cater to them, senior portrait photography can be a very lucrative and fun business for you!

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Shooting on White Backgrounds

Shooting on White Backgrounds

A white background is the most basic, most versatile and perhaps the most important piece of equipment a photographer can have in his/her studio setup.

7 Articles | 2 Galleries

Translum™

Translum™

Translum is a versatile and unique, semi-translucent plastic material designed for transforming light and creating stunning visual effects in the studio. It can be used as a light diffuser, tabletop backdrop, cookaloris or portrait background for silhouettes and other creative projects!

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Collapsible Backdrops

Collapsible Backdrops

Collapsible backdrops are an essential piece of gear for any photographer. Portable, compact, and simple to set up and take down, they are the ideal choice for photographers needing a versatile backdrop that can be easily used in studio or on location.

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Macro Photography

Macro Photography

Macro photography brings a special artful element to everyday objects found in the home or in nature, like blades of grass, colorful insects or rusty coins. These ultra-close shots give us insight into the smallest objects that normally go unnoticed and unappreciated as we pass by. 

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Printed Background Paper

Printed Background Paper

Solid colored seamless paper backdrops offer an undeniably beautiful and strong foundation to studio portraits. But when you need something extra playful, festive or creative for a special event or client, let Savage's brand-new printed background paper be your solution! 

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Retail & Visual Displays

Retail & Visual Displays

While Savage Universal is most commonly recognized for its popular line of Widetone Seamless Background Paper in the photography and video industries, this studio staple was originally marketed as a window display décor in the 1940s and is still popularly used as such today.

The background is an important layer to consider when constructing new displays. Utilizing a professional, sleek backdrop behind a window scene can help to separate the display from the rest of the store, enticing consumers to enter inside to discover what lies behind the backdrop. With only seconds to attract passersby into a store, vibrant colors and bold patterns can help intrigue and engage potential customers. Color psychology is an important factor display coordinators use to affect consumers’ perception of brand personality. With over 65 color options and unlimited custom print designs available, paper backgrounds allow for quick and consistent updating of displays at a low cost.

With endless creative designs, Savage Universal backgrounds are the ultimate accessories to tailor window displays to seasonal holidays, marketing campaigns and special themes, highlight a product on display and create visual appeal.

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Product Photography

Product Photography

Quality product photos are essential to any business, especially online retailers. When customers cannot pick up, feel or try on a product, it's up to you, the photographer, to deliver images that portray the item's best features in the best light possible. 

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Tradeshows & Events

Tradeshows & Events

We have a great time at the Wedding and Portrait Photography conference and expo every spring, as well as the Photokina fair every two years held in Cologne, Germany! It's always a pleasure to speak with longtime customers and to meet new ones, offer interesting live demonstrations featuring our products, and host lots of giveaways! Below you'll find our yearly photographer demonstration schedules and what goes on the Savage Universal expo booth.

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Photographing Kids

Photographing Kids

Photographing young kids can be an arduous task that takes more creativity and effort than photographing adults. However, children can be some of the most rewarding and fun subjects to work with! After gaining some experience, you'll easily learn all sorts of tips and tricks to capturing those genuine smiles and big personalities. 

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Comparing Backdrops

Comparing Backdrops

There is an overwhelming amount of choices available to studio photographers when it comes to equipment and gear. Photographers must decide location, model, camera lens, props, and lighting setup of their photo shoot in addition to choosing the perfect backdrop. While the background may not seem as important to the end product as other factors, it can really make or break the photo. 

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Shades of Gray Backdrops

Shades of Gray Backdrops

A gray backdrop is a versatile, modern and sophisticated choice for most portrait styles, and is found is most photographers' studios. Here at Savage, we love gray so much, we offer 16 unique shades of gray seamless paper! 

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Pretty Pink Backdrops

Pretty Pink Backdrops

One of the easiest ways to add creative photo direction to your shoot is to leverage the psychology of color. The color pink is often associated with love, hope, femininity and calmness. What better a way to convey a specific message or theme in your photo shoot than by using a vibrant, seamless pink photo background?

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Working with Models

Working with Models

While working with new people in a professional environment can be tricky sometimes, it can also bring new ideas, develop networking connections and create synergy within your shoot. If you have yet to work with professional models, what's holding you back?

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