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Comparing Backdrops

There is an overwhelming amount of choices available to studio photographers when it comes to equipment and gear. Photographers must decide location, model, camera lens, props, and lighting setup of their photo shoot in addition to choosing the perfect backdrop. While the background may not seem as important to the end product as other factors, it can really make or break the photo.
How to Choose the Right Gray Background

How to Choose the Right Gray Background

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.

Getting Started with Seamless Paper: What Colors Do I Need?

Getting Started with Seamless Paper: What Colors Do I Need?

Color Me INSPIRED! Here at Savage Universal, we’re often asked “What colors should I choose?” With 65 vibrant colors in five different sizes, deciding where to begin with seamless background paper might be a challenge. We’re here to offer a few suggestions! Why some...
1 Model, 5 Dynamic Looks

1 Model, 5 Dynamic Looks

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!

10 Best Springtime Backdrop Colors

10 Best Springtime Backdrop Colors

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!

When Should You Use a Collapsible Backdrop?

When Should You Use a Collapsible Backdrop?

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.

Savage Economy Background Kits: The Perfect Solution for Beginner Studio Photographers

Savage Economy Background Kits: The Perfect Solution for Beginner Studio Photographers

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.

Choosing the Right Backdrop for Your Photo Shoot

Choosing the Right Backdrop for Your Photo Shoot

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.

5 Reasons to Use Backdrop Paper

5 Reasons to Use Backdrop Paper

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! 

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

The issue of muslin vs. seamless paper isn’t so much about one having inherently better qualities than the other – it’s about which is a best fit for the subject in front of your lens. And which best conveys the look you want to impart.

How to Choose a Green Screen Backdrop

How to Choose a Green Screen Backdrop

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.