While it may seem to the outside world that a portrait session begins and ends with clicking the shutter, we, as professional photographers, know the session itself is the least time consuming portion of working with a client. In order to have a highly successful and profitable session, it is important to prepare the client both for the session and the sale before they ever step in front of your camera.
Senior portraits are fun to shoot and they give you, the photographer, a lot of room creatively. When shooting graduation portraits, especially in a studio, you’ll want a clean background so your subject is the focus. Seamless paper is the perfect unobtrusive background solution.
Formal portraiture is arguably the most common form of photography, with people paying to have their photos taken professionally once a year during their school years and families gathering annually for family portraits. Oftentimes formal portrait studios take a variety of clients, from school children to weddings to engagements to boudoir.
Bringing in bright colored backgrounds will make your photographs “POP” and your subject feel alive. Incorporating bright backgrounds will also allow you to show off a bright, cheery and fun session with your session. I love to have bright colors in my teen and HS Senior sessions. This makes my sessions much more fun for my subject and emotionally grabs them and their friends when they view my images.
This morning I received the Morning Haze Collapsible Backdrop from Savage Universal! This is my first experience with one of their collapsible backdrops and it did not disappoint. I often shoot corporate headshots on-location in tight office spaces so I was excited to see if this could be an easier option that taking a full backdrop stand and canvas.