For the past three years, Savage Universal has been a sponsor of HeARTs Speak providing top quality photography gear for our innovative Perfect Exposure Project.
I recently received two 5’x7’ Printed Vinyl Backdrops from Savage Universal including the Blurred Street Lights and Blue and Orange Rust Backdrops. I have never utilized a vinyl backdrop previously so I was eager to give it a whirl and determine the pros and cons of the material!
Savage’s new line of Printed Vinyl Backdrops is perfect for photographers who like to switch out their photography background options often, constantly offering new and creative set designs for their studio portrait clients. With over 120 unique styles, ranging from youthful, bright patterns to dark, grunge scenes, photographers can find a design to complement any portrait session.
Our friend Leigh Demshar with Bouncing Light Photography tested out our durable Matte Black Vinyl Backdrop in her studio this month. Thanks to her creativity and curiosity we got a first-hand look at photos taken with both family & pet models!
While seamless paper may be the “bread and butter” of studio backdrops, photographers are no longer limited to paper. The world has opened up in any number of ways: you can choose from paper, muslin, floor drops posing as backdrops, green screens and even vinyl.
The three most important considerations with green screen photography are the size of the object you’re photographing, the location of your shoot and the choice and size of the green screen backdrop.
This photo album was shot by Jacob Meyer of New Friends Photography & Design and features our White Vinyl Backdrop. Since a couple of the main advantages of our vinyl backdrops are their durability and easy cleaning, we asked Jacob to try out this vinyl background for his dog photography where he shoots tens of animals in one shoot, and let us know what he thought! Here’s what he said…
Over the past year, I learned to love subject separation and black never gave me the contrast I wanted in a photograph.I decided to give black another shot and setup a test fashion shoot to compare black vinyl to black seamless paper as well as hopefully reduce the anxiety and revitalize my passion for shooting on a black background.
For the photographer looking for durability and cost-savings, vinyl backdrops are the way to go. Although vinyl backdrops can withstand the test of a busy, hi-volume studio, storing and caring for them is still needed.