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!
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.
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!
This beautiful and dark “Eclipse” photo set was shot by photographer Rob Lopshire featuring our versatile Translum backdrop. This semi-translucent plastic material allows for beautiful light diffusion and stunning visual effects in the studio. See Full Gallery>>
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.
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.
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.
This photo album was shot by photographer Rob Lopshire and features our Translum backdrop. This semi-translucent plastic material allows for beautiful light diffusion and stunning visual effects in the studio. See Full Gallery>>
Here are just a few tutorials and ideas we found across the web of some interesting product shots and DIY modifiers you can create with Savage 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.