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Muslin Backdrops

Muslin Backdrops are one of the most popular types of photography backdrops there are. Durable and versatile, they are a must-have component of a complete studio setup.
Going Formal with Savage Muslin Backgrounds

Going Formal with Savage Muslin Backgrounds

Muslin backgrounds have stood the test of time across photography studios for decades. These traditional painted cloth backdrops may not be the first look that comes to mind when creating a mood board for your next studio editorial or fashion photo shoot if you’re immediately brought back to your family’s cringe-worthy 1990’s annual studio portrait sessions… but we challenge you to take pause, think back a bit farther in time to an era of Victorian elegance and dramaticism for styling inspiration!

Creating Timeless Looks on Milano Hand Painted Muslin

Creating Timeless Looks on Milano Hand Painted Muslin

Recently, fashion and portrait photographer, Mike McGee used the the Milano Hand Painted Muslin Backdrop for a wedding dress shoot. The textured, elegant look of this backdrop make it easy to capture stunning timeless portraits.

The History of Muslin

The History of Muslin

Muslin is much more than just a lightweight backdrop or lighting tool, it is a fabric that dates back as early as the 3rd century CE with a vast history and a variety of uses. The origin of the word “Muslin” is ambiguous and often debated. 

What Backdrops are Best for Traveling?

What Backdrops are Best for Traveling?

When you’re traveling as a photographer, unless you have a truck that carries your entire studio with you, considerations have to be made with regard to space and size that will greatly influence the kind(s) of backdrop you carry with you. 

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

Muslin vs. Seamless Paper

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.

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