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
    cheap.

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