The Basics: Selecting a Backdrop

Drake Busath M.Photog.Cr.

Sometimes it’s good to get back to basics, and that’s exactly what instructor Drake Busath does in this video class. Listen up to his quick-and-dirty overview of the various backdrops you can use, when to use them and why. He’ll discuss the different options, their benefits and what you need to pull it off, including…

  • Muslin background – Drake tells you how to drape it & the lighting that works best.
  • Vintage background – Want to know how to light it? Drake shares all!
  • Classic background – This “Old Masters” style has its time & place, even today. Find out when to use it & how!

Finally, to use different backgrounds, you’re going to need to the right equipment. Find out what you need so that your shoot runs perfectly…and so that you can handle your backgrounds successfully in a variety of ways!

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Drake Busath Bio

"Raised in a darkroom," as the son of a photographer, Drake Busath has devoted his life to his craft. Today, Drake and his sons – the 3rd generation of Busaths – manage Busath Studio & Gardens and just celebrated a major milestone, having surpassed the 75,000th mark in unique photo sessions! Busath Studio generates over $1 million a year in portraiture, specializing in families, graduates, children and business portraits.

When Drake is not in his studio, you can find him touring the world as the owner of ItalyWorkshops.com, which offers photographic tours abroad. Theses tours, which focus on small village and landscape experiences, go throughout regions of Tuscany, Venice, Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast. Busath is fluent in Italian and has lived in these areas, so he's the perfect instructor! Drake has recently increased his workshops, offering tours through Nepal, France and the beauty of his native Utah.

Drake is also a sought-after teacher and speaker, having lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. He's a charter member of the elite XXV Society, and his work has been featured four times on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as received numerous PPA Loan Collection honors. It's no surprise that Drake has been awarded the PPA National Award for lifetime service, as well as Best of State from 2010-2015 for Photographic Portraiture in Utah. 

Drake Busath is a great example of a photographer's life well-lived, surrounded by a perfect balance of family, colleagues, students and clients!

https://italyworkshops.com