So, you're relatively new to photography, you want to build a killer portfolio and above all, you want to stand out from everyone else. When you're just graduating from school with $50k in loans and paying New York City rent prices, how in the world does one do this? Simple. Get crafty.
Seamless paper can be extraordinarily helpful in creating a design your clients will love due to the wide range of colors available, affordable cost, as well as the ease of creating with a disposable product such as paper.
Backdrops are a great way to add variety and style to your sessions but sometimes having a cache of every color and type can also be pricey. Some ways to save on backdrops is to make your own. With a little brainstorming and some markers, tape or creative propping, you’ll be able to build one-of-a-kind backdrops using seamless paper.
This project was initially conceived for a music video for the amazing performance art/rock band: The Viennagram. For one of the scenes I wanted a space-like background, however, I wanted to do it in camera with lighting as opposed to on the green screen. Our solution was to take one of my rolls of Savage Black Seamless Paper and poke hundreds of holes in it and back light the paper.
Here are just a few tutorials and ideas we found across the web of some interesting product shots and DIY modifiers you can create with Savage translum!
If you're looking to switch things up for your next shoot I would consider using gels and lighting to get different effects. I use gels for a lot of my beauty & fashion work; I love adding a pop of color against a dark background for drama.
It's that time... when you know the end is near... Of your beloved seamless paper roll, that is! If you struggle to find a use for your last few feet of paper, find inspiration from photographer Ferry Knijn and his creative team.