I teamed up with Intuition Backgrounds to show you how to take gorgeous portraits in any space. In this video I will walk you through 7 different lighting setups so that you can hang a backdrop in any space and make your clients look and feel absolutely amazing.
About the Author Mike Lloyd is a professional photographer and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in dark, dramatic boudoir and commercial branding photography. After building the international community Photogs Unite!, he created a new specialized program for boudoir photographers called The Boudoir Guild. This membership group is all about mastering the art and business of boudoir.
Outside of photography, Mike loves all things French, WWII history, and is always up for tacos or manhattans. He’s hard to miss, dressed like he’s always about to play a rock show, and genuinely loves people. So if you see him, don’t hesitate to say hello!
When it comes to Holiday Sessions, I’m well aware that my simplicity isn’t for everyone. I’ve had clients choose not to book with me because they are specifically looking for a prop heavy session. To be honest, I’m perfectly ok with that. Maybe you’re reading this and discovering that you too would like to simplify your sessions. You’re ready to downsize the props and extra “stuff” and focus more on the subject. Perhaps the props serve as a crutch for you and the idea of doing a session with literally nothing but the subject terrifies you. Not too worry. Here are some examples of how I have taken 6 simple, elegant backdrops and created Holiday “art” that can be enjoyed all year round. Whether your clients celebrate Christmas, or Hanukah, or perhaps something else, offering a different type of Holiday Sessions is completely achievable, and gratifying.
When I first started my business 11 years ago there was no Facebook, no Instagram or Pinterest. Youtube was just getting started. There weren’t posing guides or professional photographers teaching in person or online workshops on the art of posing.
I have been photographing babies for a little over 7 years now. I have a small studio in Central Florida, Iga Logan Photography. I have used different backdrops from different vendors, but I definitely have my favorite. Intuition Backgrounds is, hands down, my absolute favorite backdrop company ever. My clients almost always request the Intuition backdrops in my studio. The colors are perfect and the materials are amazing. I can also wash the mat floor material when needed. A quick spot clean or even a power wash works amazing. The mat floors also have a rubber backing that will keep them from slipping when moving around on them.