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All Photos Courtesy of Travis Curry

When I first received the roll of Plum Seamless Paper at my studio, I was happy to add another bright color to my backdrop inventory. I’ve yet to have a purple backdrop, but there have been times when I’m on a client shoot that I wished I had a purple backdrop.

At first sight, I thought that the color was absolutely gorgeous; I feel like any time I open up a new roll of Savage Seamless Paper, I’m blown away by the beautiful, rich color of the paper. My expectations of the Plum seamless were to be a darker color, mainly from Pantone swatches of dark plum and the actual fruit that I love to eat. I noticed the beautiful hints of magenta and the brightness of the paper’s color. I knew that this color would be really versatile for me to use in the studio, whether I was shooting editorial fashion, bright headshots and anything in between. I was excited to test out the range of colors that I could achieve with Plum.

What else I noticed is that the 107″ seamless paper now comes in a long Super Carton box; no more tube that’s been rolled in tape. I love the new box packaging and think it is great for storage, shipping and traveling.

What Plum Looks Like In Person

If I were to describe the in person look of the Plum seamless roll, I would say it reminded me of the color of Barney the Dinosaur’s costume. You know, that weird dinosaur from the ’90s? I tested out the backdrop with a few subjects and lighting setups. I also wanted to see how Plum would work against other shades of purple, so I bought out every purple produce I could find at my grocery store.

Savage Plum Seamless Paper Review by Travis Curry

Plum In The Studio

My first setup was with a translucent umbrella because I wanted to see how well Plum worked with one big light source. Nothing beats a big, beautiful soft light source for portraits. I liked how the backdrop responded to this lighting, the photo really seemed to be a close match to what I had pulled out of the box.

Savage Plum Seamless Paper Review by Travis Curry

I wanted to see how dark I could get this backdrop with my other lighting setups, so I experimented with my beauty dish, silver reflector and softboxes. I loved the results I was getting. As you can see, Plum can get really dark and have that rich, regal look. I think this would be perfect for a fashion editorial or a glam boudoir shoot.

Savage Plum Seamless Paper Review by Travis Curry

Plum with Food & Products

While I am no food photographer; I wanted to play around and experiment with a new subject. I think that this could make a great color for food and product photography. I already started using some Plum swatches for backgrounds for my Instagram posts.

Savage Plum Seamless Paper Review by Travis Curry

Savage Plum Seamless Paper Review by Travis Curry

Plum is a beautiful color; I love the variety of shades and colors that I’ve been able to achieve from using this color. You can create stunning & regal fashion portraits, interesting product shots and super fun and bright family photos! 

Travis Curry

Travis Curry is a Professional Photographer who specializes in Fashion, Beauty & Portrait photography. Growing up as a music-loving kid that wanted to be in a boy band & dance in Missy Elliot music videos, Travis has always been drawn to the visual and performing arts. He started his journey as a Photographer in 2008 when he was asked to photograph a wedding with a friend. After falling in love with the art of Photography, Travis used every moment he could get to develop his skills as a Photographer, often photographing many of his performer friends as test subjects. This lead to the true start of his Photography career in 2009. In 2012 Travis began to delve into the world of Fashion Photography and has since grown the commercial side of his business while maintaining his private clients (Headshots + Weddings). Travis is excited to be a Featured Photographer with Savage Universal and hopes to share his creative process and experiences to inspire other photographers! Travis’ work can be seen in publications such as: Jute Magazine, Ellements Magazine, Papercut Magazine, Baltimore Mag, The Baltimore Sun, Washington Blade, Bayside Bride and Glitter Guide. Check out his website here!


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