Gray backgrounds are classic and timeless. Great for both formal or casual looks, they allow your subject to be the focus of attention in the image. And gray is just gray, right? Well… not exactly.
NYC photographer & educator, Jessica Whitaker, explores how color can drastically affect the story, mood and feel of any portrait. In a new YouTube tutorial, Jessica photographs one model on five distinct Savage seamless paper backgrounds to demonstrate the importance of choosing the right color for your next photo project!
The spring season is one of the best times to get your family portraits done (especially since everyone will be genuinely smiling now that winter is over). If you’re looking for the perfect background for your family portrait this season, check out our list of the top ten springtime backdrops!
However you wind up using them, collapsible backdrops belong as one of the top ten essential tools you absolutely must have at your disposal at all times as a photographer, indoors or out, and they’re easy to use.
The new Savage Economy Background Kit fit all my requirements for a studio background setup. Designed for photographers who want a professional look that won’t break the bank, the Economy Background Kit is a great choice for students, part-time photographers, and anyone starting out in portraiture. I was excited to see what this new offering could do for my photography.
Backdrops come in so many styles and types that it can be downright confusing when trying to find that perfect match for your next shoot. No one has time to try every backdrop during a shoot, so developing a good instinct for the right style and material, whether in the studio or on location, is a skill every photographer should learn.
I used to use bed sheets, brick walls, apartment walls, basically anything I could find that would make a suitable background. Then, one day I got a photo studio, with high ceilings, auto-poles and three different colors of paper backdrops. I never used a bed sheet again!
Admit it photo geeks! When you look at a photograph of a model you don’t always zero in on how the shot was composed, nor the model’s eyes. You inspect the backdrop. You check its texture, color, how it was lit, and how well it complements the model. At least I do, because that’s what I look for during the creative process while shooting.
The three most important considerations with green screen photography are the size of the object you’re photographing, the location of your shoot and the choice and size of the green screen backdrop.