background material

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Ben, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    I went to the fabric store looking for something to use for a background in
    portraits, I had heard use Muslin but the color selection was nil and I am
    not sure how wide a piece I would need. I am still just experimenting on
    friends and family and any unsuspecting guest so I wanted to keep it on the

    What are some other people using and how wide, or is there a size that you
    find works well for you and why?
    Ben, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. Ben

    rufref Guest

    Where do you live? If you have a Penn camera near you go there and talk to
    them. They carry quite a few backgrounds. Also check on line at B&H photo.
    I have rolls of black and white background that are about 4' wide and use
    stands and a horizontal bar that slips through the rolls.
    rufref, Jul 24, 2003
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  3. Ben

    Frederick Guest

    I use Muslin backdrops all the time. Some I made from fabric stores,
    others I got from Muslin "sheets" from a local home furnishing store.
    Personally I like the colors on the sheets better than the selection
    of traditional "Muslin Backdrops". My backdrops also have a higher
    thread-count than the backdrops sold in photo shops. Plus if you
    purchase white ones and are handy with dies you can make any color and
    design you wish.

    Also sells a large selection of rolled paper for a
    great price.
    Frederick, Jul 24, 2003
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