Fun and creative baby pictures is definitely one of, if not, the most lucrative markets studio photographers can tap. But behind all the possibilities and potentials is one fact that intimidates all aspiring studio photographers to exploit this niche: expensive and bulky studio backdrops and props. And if you are going to follow the 3Es of business – efficiency, effectiveness, and economic – splurging on pricey studio backdrops, and fragile toys to keep your subjects (read: children and babies) focused, and other props to make them appear cuter is not really a logical marketing strategy these days.
Using Digital Backdrops For Baby Pictures
No matter how small a studio or un-great its location is, potential clients will always zero in on one factor when deciding who will photograph their babies: the photographer’s portfolio. And you know that parents as clients are not so easy to please, in the first place. As studio photographers who specialize in this niche, we know that parents will not waste time looking at prom pictures or a bunch of teens posing for the camera; they want to jump in and know how well you score as a baby photographer who really works with both kids and babies.
Babies are often easier subjects to work with than two year olds. Why? Because, in the first place, babies can stay still while those in their two’s cannot hold still for long and, worse, they can be moody. And if you are not their parent and happen to work behind the camera at the same time, you need to take numerous photos just to have one great shot to show to their parents.
Going with digital photo backdrops can save you from a lot of headaches as a studio photographer. Here we highlight some reasons why:
- Props are unacceptable for babies, especially when you need them to wear them over their head. Costumes with glitters and irritating snaps will only put babies at their not-so good moods. So instead of working physical props and costumes, why not put your time and effort into using digital photo backdrops that will allow you to add not only fancy props like butterfly wings but also magical backgrounds that will impress their parents.
- “Happy” studio colors can make babies cry. And that is certainly not good news when you’re just starting to take pictures. Yellow is definitely a favorite studio color simply because it’s one happy color. But do you know that this like-burst-of-sunlight color can make a baby cry? And if you have babies waiting in line, chances are they will soon cry too. In fact, studies have shown that people are most likely to loose their temper in yellow rooms. Crying babies plus irritated mommies is a not-so good combination for your business.
Digital photo backdrops allow you to switch from one color to another and more. Unlike traditional studio backdrops (that are downright boring and so 70s, by the way), digital photo backdrops are easy-to-use, hi-res, and high quality templates that can be used with applications like Photoshop, GIMP, and Corel Photo. Excellent digital backdrops also offer a lot of creative themes and concepts that can truly make a photo stand out.
- Traditional backdrops are inconvenient for offsite or on-location photo shoots. Not all parents will bring their children and babies to a studio just to have them photographed; in fact, a lot of our clients request for offsite sessions just so their babies can be “comfortable with the camera.” And for us photographers, nothing is more inconvenient than to bring props and traditional studio backdrops to our client’s home.
Digital photo backdrops allow you to travel lightly and conveniently. Ever imagine how you can shoot a fairy scene without the ‘shrooms and fairy wings? With digital backdrops, all you need to work with is your camera and your subject. Digital backdrops are essentially conceptualized with this in mind: travelling studio photographers who are commissioned by their clients to take creative and fun pictures of their kids and babies. We dare you to just imagine how painless it is just to work with creative themes and fun shots NOT with your subjects but in front of your computer. How convenient and easy is that?
Boring pictures equals a boring portfolio. And in our experience, we know this equation will land no business at all. A set of quality digital backdrops not only give you templates that you can work in Photoshop; it allows you to become a creative and passionate photographer minus the effort. How? Simply because merging your image with your choice of digital photo backdrops can be done in three minutes or less. And with these creative themes and backdrops being sold for $3 to $5 a piece, digital backdrops and digital fantasy photography props are definitely must-have tools for all smart photographers.
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