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Savage to offer photo demonstrations showcasing product at conference expo

Savage Universal, the worldwide leader in backgrounds and photographic products, is pleased to announce that it will be featuring several award-winning photographers for the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Expo in March 2014.

Throughout the expo beginning March 3rd, the Savage Universal exhibition booth will offer viewing for demonstrations of its products for studio photography use. The booth will feature a dedicated studio space complete with professional lights, floors and of course, an array of photo backgrounds. Several of the featured demonstrators are also instructing Master Classes at the conference and are all award-winning innovators of their craft. The demonstrations will be focused on a variety of photography styles and techniques beneficial for beginner through professional photographers:

Creative Engagement Photography

  • Miguel Quiles, a Florida-based commercial, wedding & portrait photographer, will be demonstrating engagement photos using a one-light setup, and showing off a white paper background featuring beautiful handwritten script.
  • Product Spotlight: White & Black Seamless Paper

Modern Bridal Portraits

  • Miguel Quiles will also be shooting a session on how to achieve a modern style of bridal portraiture. 
  • Product Spotlight: Black Seamless Paper & Vinyl, Lakeside Collapsible Backdrop

Floor Drops: Create a Faux Home Setting

  • Jacquelynn Buck, an Arizona-based wedding & portrait photographer, will be demonstrating working with our signature line of floor drops, and how to portray a “home” setting in studio using a baseboard.
  • Product Spotlight: Whitewash, Handscraped Oak & Classic Tile Floor Drops

Going Bold with Seamless Paper

  • Craig Stidham, a Texas-based fashion & senior portrait photographer, will be shooting on several bright seamless paper backdrops to show the benefits of utilizing colors to convey a message or theme. 
  • Product Spotlight: Canary, Tulip & Baby Blue Seamless Paper

How to Visually Separate Your Model from Your Backdrop

  • David Hakamaki, a Michigan-based wedding & portrait photographer, will be showcasing how to make your subject pop from your photo, even when wearing light clothes on a white backdrop or dark clothes on a black backdrop.
  • Product Spotlight: White & Black Seamless Paper

“Savage is very pleased to be working with such great photographers, and we are looking forward to providing expo attendees with an enhanced and engaging experience with our products this year”, said Rich Reiser, Savage’s COO.

Savage will also be hosting a photo booth contest with a grand prize giveaway of $500 worth of backdrops open to all attendees.

Schedules and more details are posted on the Savage Universal blog. For questions on Savage’s offering at WPPI 2014, email press@savagepaper.com.

About Savage

From its beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, Savage has a commitment to quality and innovation that defined the company in the beginning and continues to define it today. Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of Savage’s manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. The company continues to develop innovative products, especially in the digital arena, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.