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Feb 13, 2013 07:17 |  #9991

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Do you guys who shoot these backdrops not get bored with them? I know I would.


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Feb 13, 2013 08:21 as a reply to  @ max3k's post |  #9992

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These types of backdrops are a very formal backdrop. I have 4 of them and they are made by shooting gallery backgrounds. I also have many of the newer trendy stuff like Denny mfg backdrops makes that we use as well.

The main reason we use these styles of backdrops is because they are a more formal and professional look. They tend to separate us from people in our area who don't know how to light like this and the people that have a digital camera and are running down to the park and selling a disc of files for $125.00. So when they come into our studio for a in studio portrait session, they get a formal look as well and some of the Denny looks. I have 3 stations set up so that i can expedite the shooting process. When they come in for a mini session, they can get a formal look, a trendy look and a fashion look as well. Its gonna take me about 25 minutes to run them through for our yearbook session.

Also, for very formal bridal portrait, family portraits, business head shots, this type of backdrop works very well.

as for the logo..we had it designed about 6 yrs ago and have used that for branding our business.


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Feb 13, 2013 23:53 |  #9993

Another from my most recent studio session. I was really struck by how her eyes lit up; not sure if it's her contacts, but they don't seem this intense in person...


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Feb 14, 2013 08:35 |  #9994

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Do you guys who shoot these backdrops not get bored with them? I know I would.

Me too. I get bored so quickly in the studio in general.




  
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Feb 14, 2013 13:03 |  #9995

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Me too. I get bored so quickly in the studio in general.


I was getting that way as well. But Ive been training with some well known photographers and ive picked up a couple new patterns so im back to being excited again:eek::lol:


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Feb 14, 2013 13:10 |  #9996

my problem (and its just my opinion) is that backdrops scream school photographer to me.


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Feb 14, 2013 13:44 |  #9997

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my problem (and its just my opinion) is that backdrops scream school photographer to me.

That may be because the only formal portraiture that many people ever have done are school photos and sears portrait studio. But keep in mind formal portraits have a purpose and if you can get past your hangup with the drop you may find lots of subtlety you dont expect in that sort of work.




  
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Feb 14, 2013 13:51 |  #9998

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my problem (and its just my opinion) is that backdrops scream school photographer to me.


Ive got a couple of brides that im gonna put in this drop later this season. I'll bet you change your mind when you see the photos. This one has a wonderful elegant formal look so im pretty excited to get the HS kids out of it and do some fine art work with it. I know many photographers that use this for fine art formal looks,,,,,But everyone has their individual Likes and dislikes.


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Feb 14, 2013 14:16 |  #9999

I will keep watching the future thread, maybe I can be converted

woohoo #10,000

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of the 9,999 posts before me. It is a great honor to have this post


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Feb 14, 2013 14:21 |  #10000

Here we go again...


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Feb 14, 2013 14:22 |  #10001

damn you, I wanted that post! ;)


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Feb 14, 2013 14:22 |  #10002

Not yet, I guess.


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Feb 14, 2013 14:24 |  #10003

Hey,two in a row is cheating.


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Feb 14, 2013 14:26 |  #10004

Better? lol


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Feb 14, 2013 14:38 |  #10005

Guess I could now delete 6 of my previous posts in this thread and that would put me at # 10,000


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