If you are a photographer shooting in studio and have photographed a session with a backdrop….Denny Mfg. is the largest backdrop company in the world! Recently I received a copy of Denny Mfg. exclusive DVD of Ben Shirk Photography. In this one hour DVD Ben brings you into his studio and uses many Denny Mfg. backdrops and roll up floors! Great video! (See info below to get your copy for free!)
While watching the DVD I noticed one of the backdrops Ben used was my Storage HDR Background. Very cool! His session was fantastic! Shirk Photography is his web site…check it out….he is one awesome photog!! Inspiring indeed!! He even has some cool templates for photographers. You can find his blog here as well… Shirk Photography Blog.
Ben was kind enough to send me a few of his photos from his session with the Storage HDR Printed background. Check out these cool pics!!!
Amazing work Ben!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Here is a photo capture I took from the DVD…sorry quality is low
To get a copy of this excellent DVD…here is the info…
Here is the amazing Abby looking tough and ready to dominate Lacrosse! This is an HDR Composite. Shot in studio with a 3 light set up, white backdrop and one of my new up and coming HDR backgrounds…processed in Photoshop. I have an article on shooting HDR Composites in HDR One Magazine and the March issue of Inspire! I will put both links up as soon as Inspire Magazine comes out soon! If you are into this style of photography…you can find my backgrounds for sale here….
Yesterday my HDR backgrounds for composites went on sale at Denny Mfg.!
For those photographers that are into portraits, you now can order one or more of my HDR’s as a digital download or a backdrop from Denny Mfg.
1) Digital Download – drop your subject into the HDR background using photoshop (Composite)
2) Backdrop – purchase this option and get an HDR printed backdrop and photograph your subject using the traditional method in your studio
Denny Mfg. is the world’s largest manufacturer of photography backdrops. Along with my HDR backdrops, Denny Mfg. offers the following:
* Photography Backdrops
* Studio Props and Accessories
* Photo Studio Equipment
* Photography Studio Sets
If you ever have any questions on the HDR backgrounds, please feel free to contact me at any time! I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for checking it out!!
I have been working on my HDR backgrounds and found a super cool spot near where I live….it is called The Rinks. I went to scout it one day after seeing picture online and walked in and loved the wood roof!!! Perfect for HDR. I went back one morning at 4:30 AM and shot it before an Ice Dancers practice. Yes, the Ice Dancers had practice at 4:30 AM….now that is commitment!! The shot above was from the center of the rink…fisheye style!! (Sorry not Gangham Style) The curve of the roof in fisheye was cool!! I always like any sports arena in fisheye!
I just posted an HDR Composite using the upcoming release of the standard HDR from here…this shot is of Ana from the Lady Ducks. Ana was amazing posing for this shot! Thanks Ana!!
As for my HDR Backgrounds…for those that may not know…I have been selling my HDR’s as digital downloads on my site Talke Photography for a few months now. These can be used for portrait backgrounds. Also very soon Denny Mfg. will be selling my HDR backgrounds as well!! The backgrounds at Denny Mfg. can be digitally downloaded or made into a backdrop! Since not all the backgrounds can be made into backdrops, the balance of my HDR’s will be sold on my site! Both locations have exclusive HDR backgrounds.
Where to buy Peter Talke Photography HDR Backgrounds –
1. Talke Photography – digital download only
2. Denny Mfg. – digital download and option to buy as a backdrop (Coming soon)
As soon as they are released as Denny Mfg…I will let you know. Should be within the next week or so! This is what the web page will look like…
Hopefully it is not too confusing. My HDR Backgrounds are for sale right now on Talke Photography!!! I’ll put one more write up again when they are released at Denny Mfg.!!! Thanks!
This is my recent HDR Composite. Trenton from the Lake Travis baseball team did a great job! His catcher gear for a shot like this rocks! I truly love these HDR Composites….it is becoming a favorite of mine. I thought of mass producing them, but it does take time in processing. As I type this post up…I’ll breakdown the composite and give you the equipment I have…it will be interesting to see how much it costs. This will be the first time I calculated it! Now I do not have the big time equipment as a studio or Joel Grimes. I am shooting this in a spare bedroom in my house. OK…here goes (for those that are curious)
Session time – 25 minutes (10 different poses)
Processing time – 90 minutes
Tips: The light rays are tough to handle with a mouse. I use the Wacom Intuos 5. The pen tool rocks! Cost: $349.00
Nikon SB-700: $329.00
Lastolite Ezybox 24″: $194.00
EzyBbox Grids: $95.00
Monfrotto Stand: $70.00
(There are two of all the items above…i have grids on both sides of the subject)
Total: 2 x $688.00 = $1376.00
Background: 8×10 white Freedom Cloth from Dennys Mfg. $110.00
Backdrop Stand: From Denny’s Mfg $225.00
Not including the camera. Totals are: $349.00 + $1376.00 + $761.00 + $335.00 = Grand Total $2821.00
Hope you enjoyed the rundown. I’d call this the advanced low budget set up. It works great! Now with this set up…it is more for upper body composites. For full body shots I would need bigger (longer) soft boxes. That will come in time as well. Enjoy your weekend!