Savage Universal 2000 Watt Location Kit and LED Cobra Interview Kit Review

Here is a recent review of the new Savage Universal 2000 Watt Location Kit and Cobra LED Interview Kit written by David Hakamaki from Cutting Edge Photography.

Savage Constant Lighting Review by David Hakamaki
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Variety in Studio Makes You a Better Photographer by David Hakamaki

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you keep working the same background or keep getting the same results?  Why not try and diversify your background options and include a wide variety of Savage Universal seamless background papers?  These darlings come in four sizes, 26” x 36’, 53” x 36’, 107” x 36’, and 107” x 150’. Select colors are also available in 86” x 36’ and 140” x 105’.  Thus, even the smallest studio can accommodate a number of background papers.

I run a full-time home based studio, with my camera room in a converted bedroom, so space is limited.  By having a variety of Savage seamless background papers, no matter what my subject comes in wearing, I can delight them with a background that brings out their fashion and style.  A recent studio session with my daughter, Lara, allowed us to run through 5 different backgrounds.  I told her to throw together some outfits that would be found in a fashion magazine and, WOW, did she challenge me.

Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography
Options of Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds at Cutting Edge Photography

Her first outfit and makeup job had a variety of colors to try and coordinate.  This gave us the chance to pull three different seamless papers and work a number of poses on this outfit.  The colors we used were True Blue, Crimson and Studio Blue.  Without a variety of papers to choose from, we would have been stuck either (1) using a color that didn’t match or (2) limited to only one color.  Needless to say, three seamless paper colors gave us a wide series of images from one outfit.

Her next outfit was a purple number that is very hard to match.  However, using our Orchid seamless paper, and adjusting the background light, we were able to create a perfect complimenting purple to Lara’s outfit and makeup.  This color is striking to the eye and can be brightened or darkened by raising or lowering the light directed upon it.

Finally, she went the more traditional and elegant route by donning a cute navy and white striped dress, along with matching handbag and plush coat.  This was an easy choice for one of my “go to” seamless papers – Ultramarine.  This rich blue can dive to the deepest navy tones or into a nice medium blue, again by varying background light intensity.  This background is an easy choice as a complimentary or contrasting color.  It works for so many colors and styles, which is why it always sits ready to pull.

So, if you want to vary your options or expand what your studio can do with your subjects, add a wider variety of seamless paper backgrounds to your arsenal.  You, and your subjects, will love the results.
Article published on Savage Universal Blog by:
David Hakamaki, Cr. Photog.

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David Hakamaki to speak at WPPI Conference for 4th Straight Year

WPPI is proud to announce the following upcoming LIMITED SEAT Master Class at WPPI 2016 by David Hakamaki (aka “The Home Based Photography Guru”).  This class is limited to 50 seats and David’s past three WPPI classes have all SOLD OUT.
Being a Photographer in a Small Community
Do you live in a small town/area? Attend this LIMITED SEAT Master Class
by David Hakamaki as he helps you understand what it takes to be a
successful photographer in a small area (his market is only 25,000 people).
Get an edge on your competition, make your studio stand out, learn how to
run an efficient/effective sales session & understand how a limited market
can be your best friend.
If you live in a small community and want to grow your photography business, register here —>