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Old 26-04-2008, 21:20   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking at backdrops, as I would like to work on portrait photography (if I can persuade my family to sit!) Has anyone found a supplier which has backdrops which are of a reasonable price, or have any suggestions for cheaper alternatives? My attempts with a tablecloth for flower shots weren't good (too many stains...)

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Check out this thread.
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I got 3 mtrs x 60 inch wide for just over 10 on the market, but on the advice of the lady who served me she said polycotton holds a crease, so she sold me polyester this she said is what people bought for backdrops hope this helps...Ray
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That is spot on - many thanks!
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I also just buy some fabric. If I get unwanted shades when trying to get a perfect black background I just set the right tolerance in PSP then flood fill.
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Hi
Just bought a black roll and a white roll of polycotton from ebay - much cheaper than the commercial backdrops. Bearing in mind I've also bought a softbox light tent and some extension tubes...I'm all set (skint) for now
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I have 3 paper backdrops, 1 black 1 white and 1 chromakey. With the chromakey you can easily replace the background with anything you want in post. You wont need anything else.
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Hi Nellie
I get my material from Indian Shops in Southall (London)
It is great, I find material of any colour I want.....
If you access to a shop like that where you are, is worth to check....just one idea.....
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