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Studio Photography 101

Studio photography offers a blank template for a photographer to create virtually any setting and tone he desires. Mix up your shoots with various professional backdrops and floor drops, experiment with studio lighting techniques, and implement all kinds of posing props! If you’re new to the studio it all can seem daunting, but don’t let that stand in the way of creating your dream photo setup!
5 Safety Tips for C-Stands

5 Safety Tips for C-Stands

C-stands are heavy-duty, solid metal stands. Working with them requires care to ensure you and anyone else on set is safe from accidental slips or hasty movements. Check out these 5 safety tips for c-stands before you get started!

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

The holidays are sneaking up on us pretty quickly now – and this year the gift shopping landscape has changed quite a bit. Gone, at least for now, are the “Black Friday Midnight Madness” crowd-goers rushing out to every tech retailer the instant their Thanksgiving pumpkin pie forks hit the sink. Instead, most of us will find our retail therapy online, looking for those just-right items perfect for the ones we care about. Here are a few photographer holiday gift ideas for every photographer on your list…

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

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

Here at Savage Universal, we’re often asked “What colors should I choose?” With 55 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!

How to Hang Seamless Paper Backgrounds

How to Hang Seamless Paper Backgrounds

So you just got your hands on your first Savage Seamless Paper Background… you may be wondering just what you’re supposed to do with it now?! Have no fear, we’re here to help demonstrate a few common methods for easily setting up a roll of seamless paper and will have you photographing your first client (or yourself) in no time!

What’s in Your Photography Bag?

What’s in Your Photography Bag?

I usually carry at least 2 backdrops with me. I’ve found that if I carry the Blue Jean Paper and Plum Paper backdrops that between the 2 of those at least one will be a perfect fit for the animal I’m photographing. This is because dogs aren’t blue or plum colored, so both backdrops will typically contrast quite nicely with the animal.

Savage Drop Stand™: An Easy Set Light Stand for On-the-Go Photographers

On-the-go photographer? Need to be mobile for events such as weddings or birthdays? Then we are excited to introduce our Drop Stand! This easy set light stand has auto-extending and collapsing legs that allow for quick and easy re-positioning of lighting. This unique tool allows a photographer to navigate tight crowds no matter the event.

New at the Studio: Savage Drop Stand™ Easy Set Light Stand

New at the Studio: Savage Drop Stand™ Easy Set Light Stand

We’re proud to introduce the new Savage Drop Stand™ – An Easy Set Light Stand! Auto-extending and collapsing legs allow for quick and easy repositioning of lighting when moving between groups and in tight spaces. Our friend, Rob Lopshire of Lopshire Photography, recently had the chance to test out a couple Drop Stands in his own studio. Check out his experience on his blog!