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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.
Celebrate Special Occasions with Printed Backdrops

Celebrate Special Occasions with Printed Backdrops

Clients most often request photography services around special events in their lives. New family members, birthdays, weddings, and other milestones are important to document to preserve memories, emotions and special times. Here are 5 special occasions Savage’s new line of Printed Background Paper can come in handy. 

Pros and Cons of Using Muslin Backdrops

Pros and Cons of Using Muslin Backdrops

Muslin backdrops are kind of the Rodney Dangerfields of the photography industry. Like the dear departed comedian, they often don’t get much respect. And, they have a similar world-worn, beat-up look to them (at least most of them do). But these aren’t necessarily bad things.

The Green Screen Alternative: Black, Gray and White

The Green Screen Alternative: Black, Gray and White

Do you absolutely need to use a green screen? Absolutely not! If you don’t have a chromakey setup, no green screen, or blue one for that matter, there are ways of working with what you already have. Black, gray, and even white seamless backdrops are a popular alternative to green screens for digital still photography.

Working with White Seamless Paper: Super White vs. Pure White vs. White

Working with White Seamless Paper: Super White vs. Pure White vs. White

In this article we’ll be discussing the differences between each of the 3 Savage white seamless paper colors along with different light setups and side by side examples of each. This should help you decide how to pick the right white seamless paper for the job and how to setup your lights for different effects.

Advantages of Using Canvas Backdrops

Advantages of Using Canvas Backdrops

Photography backdrops vary in style, size, shape and color. Understanding the basics of each type of background can seem quite intimidating. Of all the choices, the beauty of a canvas backdrop cannot be matched. From their unique coloring and patterns to their long life and versatile usage, they’e great for the amateur or pro photographer.

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.

Why Should You Use Studio Backdrops?

Why Should You Use Studio Backdrops?

While there are many inexpensive substitutes to a studio backdrop such as a bed sheet or plain wall, you will soon discover that “you get what you pay for”, and that using a nice solid photo backdrop is a great idea irrespective of your desire to cut costs.

Using Your Imagination with Floor Drops

Using Your Imagination with Floor Drops

Go into your studio. Take a look down at your feet. Now go a few inches farther down and take a good look at the floor. It’s probably dirty, and no amount of cleaning is going to make it look any better than it is now. Don’t worry, there is a solution, especially if you’re going to create something beside your standard backdrop: Floor Drops

Floor Drops vs. Photo Backdrops

Floor Drops vs. Photo Backdrops

Photographers are slaves to the elements. Yet there’s no predicting when you’ll need that perfect setting that you’ve scouted in nicer weather, such as a ramshackle building with a worn concrete floor and old wood walls. Or a grassy football field for making portraits of athletes. The solution is to re-create a location in the studio using realistic floor drops.