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4 Articles

Mentoring

Mentoring

When you feel like books and blogs have gotten you as far as they can, it may be time to search for a mentor. Photography mentors can help you grow immensely through shadowing, critiquing and teaching. Or, if you've experienced years of professional photography success and feel a desire to offer your knowledge to a beginner or amateur photographer, becoming a mentor is a great thing.

5 Articles

Posing

Posing

It's all about the posing! Especially if you're not working with a professional and experienced model, it is your job as the photographer to help warm up your portrait subject to the camera and offer guidance on posing to convey the style of photos you're visualizing. 

6 Articles

Travel Photography

Travel Photography

Photographing your travels can be exciting and rewarding. Traveling with your photo gear can be tricky. Here are some tips on the best backdrops to travel with, how to travel safely with your expensive gear and tips for shooting new locations once you arrive at them.

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Seamless Paper Best Uses

Seamless Paper Best Uses

We absolutely love when our awesome customers share samples of their work featuring a Savage backdrop with us! With over 68 different colors ranging from basic to bold, our seamless paper backdrops can be a perfect complement to any photo shoot. Here we highlight just a few of our paper backgrounds and some beautiful customer photos we've found online. If you'd like to share one of your photos with us to be featured on our blog here, share it on our Facebook!

13 Articles

Shooting Outdoors

Shooting Outdoors

Many photographers begin their journey shooting outdoors. Why shouldn't they? The sun provides great natural light and there are endless locations that make a stunning backdrop. While the natural outdoors gives photographers freedom to explore and experiment, there are also some risks and extra responsibilities involved that photographers should be aware of.

6 Articles

Photography Props

Photography Props

Most photographers agree that photography props should be used with caution. It's pretty easy to get wrapped up in cute outfits for newborns, sports equipment for senior portraits and accessories for food, but too many extra elements in a picture will shift the main focus from the actual subject. Props should complement the main model, help them to feel comfortable posing and support the message of the photo. 

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Studio Photo Techniques

Studio Photo Techniques

A photo studio offers endless possibilities for your professional photography. Here are some tips for going beyond basic portrait photography and setting up your studio to work for special lighting and camera shooting techniques.

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Photo Booths

Photo Booths

Photo booths are a trendy, fun activity commonly incorporated into parties, weddings and other special events, and are easy to set up and run! Hang up a retro patterned or bright colored backdrop, throw a bunch of goofy costume props into a box and voila! Let your guests take turns showing off their silliest poses all night.

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Wrinkle Resistant Backdrops

Wrinkle Resistant Backdrops

Savage's new Wrinkle Resistant Polyester Backdrops and Economy Background Kits are designed specifically for beginner portrait photographers, small studio spaces or photographers  on a budget! These convenient and compact backdrop setups are easy-to-use, great quality and very affordable!

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Vinyl Backdrops

Vinyl Backdrops

Vinyl backdrops are one of the most durable and long-lasting photo backgrounds on the market. Learn the benefits, as well as some of the extra care needed when using this classic backdrop for your studio photography. 

5 Articles

Family Portraits

Family Portraits

Family portraits are the bread and butter to many portrait photographers' annual business. Some families only opt for professional pictures once every few years, while others love documenting the seasons and other special events multiples times a year. As a photographer, it is your job is to show them that capturing valuable memories in a beautiful and lasting form is priceless!

13 Articles

Marketing for Photographers

Marketing for Photographers

It's a common belief among photographers that the administrative and marketing tasks of operating a photo business are so consuming that actual shooting seems just a small part of their job. While that can be true, there are methods for productive and efficient marketing that will open up more of your time to do what you love: create beautiful images. 

10 Articles

Utilizing Your Camera

Utilizing Your Camera

Using your digital camera to it's fullest, or even partial, potential can be the most intimidating and confusing part of photography! With technology allowing us to do so many awesome things, the possibilities and settings of your device are endless. 

4 Articles | 1 Video

Post Production

Post Production

Always feel like once you've captured your images in-camera, it's just the beginning of the production process? We're here to help you minimize your time & effort spent in post production through efficient processes and practices.

5 Articles

Building Your Online Presence

Building Your Online Presence

New photographers have great resources when turning to the internet for industry information. With so many well established blogs, expert photographers accessible to and engaging with followers on social media, and video tutorials galore, online is where every photographer needs to be. With so many channels to learn, network and publish your photography, it's essential to be focused on growing your business online.

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