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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!
Composing Creative Sets with Translum™

Composing Creative Sets with Translum™

The challenge was that I had to achieve a shadowless look similar to double exposures. After some testing I came up with the idea of using Translum™ as a backdrop.

Keep Playing: The Importance of Creative Experimentation in the Studio

Keep Playing: The Importance of Creative Experimentation in the Studio

Translum’s wonderful diffusing qualities make it an ideal choice for a backdrop. It offers the perfect solution to the traditional softbox background whereas a softbox shows texture in its fabric and limits you to the size of your modifier, Translum is a seamless roll and provides an even, smooth look.

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.  

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