Silverlake was established in 2000 and combines 35 years of photographic experience and a staff of creative artists to provide you with more than just products. Everything we do is geared toward helping you increase your photographic skills and breath new life into your business. As photographers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to find ideas and products that will give you the competitive edge over the photographer down the street. From our humble beginnings, we started manufacturing hand painted muslin backgrounds for our own studio about 15 years ago. Word spread quickly and with the help of the World Wide Web and many of the professional photography organizations, we grew into a flourishing company. Then, the questions started pouring in. In response to numerous questions we were receiving about lighting, posing, and marketing, we focused our attention on educational materials and an expanded range of products. Since digital photography is not only here to stay, but finally affordable to the masses, seasoned veterans are now faced with learning a new way to express their creativity and attract business. It has given us great pleasure to bring together a collection of products that not only help newer photographers learn the craft, but also assist working Pros in honing their skills and growing their businesses. Need one on one assistance with a specific problem? - See our free photo forum filled with helpful advice and knowledgeable members ready to lend a hand. Need to Purchase some equipment? - We have you covered. From calibration devices to studio lighting, we have thousands of quality products including the brands you know and love. What about backgrounds? - Of course we also have a wide variety of innovative photography products, not to mention the backgrounds and props that made us famous. Our website was carefully designed to provide you with powerful search capabilities and a friendly buying experience.