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!

What is Translum™?

What is Translum™?

Savage Universal offers a unique backdrop called Translum that gives photographers perhaps the most useful material available for making white backdrops. That’s because Translum not only works great in this regard but also happens to be a photographer’s best friend when it comes to transforming light.

6 Diverse Projects You Can Do with Translum™

6 Diverse Projects You Can Do with Translum™

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!

Translum™ in the Studio

Translum™ in the Studio

Photographer James Lout recently reviewed our Translum backdrop in his studio, testing out various uses for the diffusion material like using it as a large light source for soft light, adding colored gels to create a unique, colorful backdrop, and as a tabletop backdrop for splashing liquid shots to easily achieve a beautiful gradient.

The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

Small items by their very nature require delicate lighting and often require lights in close or small reflectors that have to be adjusted for each item which makes for looks that don’t match. My solution is a DIY project that takes a small amount of time but created a great deal of satisfaction in the end result.

An Intro to Photographing Bottles

An Intro to Photographing Bottles

Bottle photography is one of the more challenging aspects of product work. Bottles are round and reflective and translucent: a photographer’s nightmare if you are unprepared. But there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get amazing, glowing pictures of your bottles.  

Creating Silhouette Portraits

Creating Silhouette Portraits

If you've ever captured a backlit portrait by accident you know how alluring and ethereal these images can be. Learning to master this lighting technique in both indoor and outdoor settings can be a new creative tool for your next portrait session.

12 Handy Gadgets for Small Product Photography

12 Handy Gadgets for Small Product Photography

There is a great deal of work that needs to be accomplished at many different levels from local restaurants to the many magazines and blogs that are covering the foodie phenomenon. By adding a few items to your kit the knowledge you have about lighting and composition can be put to good use offering food photography services.