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Translum

Savage Translum BackdropTranslum is a versatile and unique, semi-translucent plastic material designed for transforming light and creating stunning visual effects in the studio. It can be used as a light diffuser, tabletop backdrop, cookaloris or portrait background for silhouettes and other creative projects!
Creating Dreamy Tones with Different Background Options

Creating Dreamy Tones with Different Background Options

Commercial and fashion photographer Ian Travis Barnard recently tried out a few of our favorite backgrounds, the Translum™ and Dark Planks/Light Gray Collapsible. Here’s what Ian had to say about Savage’s backdrops!

The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

The Translum™ Cone: A Step by Step Tutorial

Small items by their very nature require delicate lighting and often require lights in close or small reflectors that have to be adjusted for each item which makes for looks that don’t match. My solution is a DIY project that takes a small amount of time but created a great deal of satisfaction in the end result.

Mark Wallace in the Studio with Savage Translum™

Join Mark Wallace in the studio to learn what IS Savage Translum? Mark will demonstrate various applications for our popular semi-translucent plastic Translum background, like shaping light, beautiful diffusion, product & tabletop photography, special effects like silhouettes and more!

Creating Silhouette Portraits

Creating Silhouette Portraits

If you’ve ever captured a backlit portrait by accident you know how alluring and ethereal these images can be. Learning to master this lighting technique in both indoor and outdoor settings can be a new creative tool for your next portrait session.

An Intro to Photographing Bottles

An Intro to Photographing Bottles

Bottle photography is one of the more challenging aspects of product work. Bottles are round and reflective and translucent: a photographer’s nightmare if you are unprepared. But there are a few tricks of the trade that can help you get amazing, glowing pictures of your bottles.  

Translum™ in the Studio

Translum™ in the Studio

Photographer James Lout recently reviewed our Translum backdrop in his studio, testing out various uses for the diffusion material like using it as a large light source for soft light, adding colored gels to create a unique, colorful backdrop, and as a tabletop backdrop for splashing liquid shots to easily achieve a beautiful gradient.

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.