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Old 04-20-2018   #1
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Hey guys!
I am looking for a set of backdrop, grey or black. Where do you get backdrops nowadays? I know it is not too trendy nowadays... Recommendations?

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if you want cloth, have you checked your local (or online) yardage store? Some of the bigger camera shops also sell backgrounds. You can get these colors in paper also.
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I suppose it all depends on what you're looking for in the way of backdrops. You could buy a backdrop from places like B&H. But the shipping might be a lot, you'd have to look into it. I'd first look at your local camera store, they usually have backdrops.

You could also make your own. I suppose it depends on how big you want it. Or if it needs to be light weight or portable. Also you'll have to think about how will it be supported. Are you going to buy those stands? You could also use the pop up backdrops, or even a big reflector.

You could start off cheap by using something like a bed sheet, or shower curtain, or just buying fabric at the local fabric store or Walmart even. If it will not have to be moved, you could buy big 4X8 feet styrene sheets. Use them as white, or you can paint them, or put fabric on them with pins.

It all depends on what exactly you'll need.
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I suppose it all depends on what you're looking for in the way of backdrops. You could buy a backdrop from places like B&H. But the shipping might be a lot, you'd have to look into it. I'd first look at your local camera store, they usually have backdrops.

You could also make your own. I suppose it depends on how big you want it. Or if it needs to be light weight or portable. Also you'll have to think about how will it be supported. Are you going to buy those stands? You could also use the pop up backdrops, or even a big reflector.

You could start off cheap by using something like a bed sheet, or shower curtain, or just buying fabric at the local fabric store or Walmart even. If it will not have to be moved, you could buy big 4X8 feet styrene sheets. Use them as white, or you can paint them, or put fabric on them with pins.

It all depends on what exactly you'll need.
I will head over to Walmart today! I already have the support. Thanks!
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Yes, Walmart or thrift stores. It helps to have the black backdrops some distance behind the subject and keep bright lights from shining on them so the background stays black.
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Yes, Walmart or thrift stores. It helps to have the black backdrops some distance behind the subject and keep bright lights from shining on them so the background stays black.
Thanks so much! What kind of fabric is your favorite which doesn't shine?

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Velvet is probably the king of fabrics for intense blacks and one of the least likely to reflect glare, but you must be careful not to allow the nap to be crushed for long periods.
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This is the stuff to use to black out light: Filmtools 60" Wide Duvetyne - Black, Extra-Wide 50 Yd. Roll - Filmtools

It’s not particularly easy to keep clean though.
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Thanks so much! What kind of fabric is your favorite which doesn't shine?

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Ordinary cotton sheets don't shine. As Scoundrel1728 says, velvet is the best. I store velvet wadded up. Thus, if there is enough light on the backdrop, there will be a random texture. This is better than regular lines if it is stored folded up.


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