When I’m shooting with one of my colorful and more vibrant Savage backdrops, I have to be mindful of how I am lighting my subject and the background. A backdrop can easily turn into one big reflector, so if there is light bouncing off my backdrop, there’s a chance that color may hit parts of my subject or affect the overall color balance of my image. Here are 4 things I do to fix color casting in camera.
In photography there are many factors that go into making a great photo. One of those factors is the TEAM.
When I signed my lease I really had no idea of what I needed and it took me a little while to figure out what was a smart purchase for the studio over something that would become expensive clutter. Aside from backdrops, backdrop stands and lighting rigs, I’ve outlined other items that I wish someone told me to buy when I moved into my studio!
As a Portrait & Fashion Photographer, having a solid roster of professional hair & makeup artists (HMUA) should be at the top of your priority list for your business. I’ve been taking clients since 2009 but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I started to really understand the value that hair, makeup and styling bring to each shoot.
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.