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InaGlo 09-03-2006 22:43

Backdrops Info/advice Please...
 
Ok, I admit I havent even started looking yet but, I thought Id run it by the guys in the know first.
Im looking to buy a backdrop, pref sky & clouds for a head & shoulder shot (we wont call them portraits yet, lol!)
They dont have to be 'quality' its just for a play really.
Any ideas how much I would expect to pay, where I should start looking, or backdrop substitute ideas, would be greatly appreciated.

Liberalis 09-03-2006 22:46

Just open the curtains!

Sorry, someone had to say it, lol

GfK 09-03-2006 22:49

The occasional portrait shot I've done in the past, I just photoshop a background in after - usually this one:

http://www.zen39361.zen.co.uk/stuff/portraitbkg.jpg

InaGlo 09-03-2006 22:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Liberalis
Just open the curtains!

Sorry, someone had to say it, lol

:D

GFK ... Im a fairly new Photochopper (read that on here somewhere the other day & love it .. its soo me!)
Is there a tutorial anywhere on adding backgrounds in PS. Ive never tried it but as I want a specific background for a one-off group of shots, I guess this maybe the best option.

Gemok 09-03-2006 23:24

I'd have a look at this thread and too make life easier for yourself take the photos of people standing in front of as blank a background as possible to give you more contrast to work with. So a white sheet maybe, as long as they're not wearing white of course.

barrymoir 10-03-2006 10:41

I had a tutorial that instructed you on making digital backdrops such as you mention like in this one http://www.barrymoirphotography.co.uk/portrait.jpg

Il dig it out today and post the link here when i get a moment.

ASH 10-03-2006 16:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by InaGlo
Ok, I admit I havent even started looking yet but, I thought Id run it by the guys in the know first.
Im looking to buy a backdrop, pref sky & clouds for a head & shoulder shot (we wont call them portraits yet, lol!)
They dont have to be 'quality' its just for a play really.
Any ideas how much I would expect to pay, where I should start looking, or backdrop substitute ideas, would be greatly appreciated.

Hi, you can give these a try. Not used them myself, but they seem to have a lot to choose from.

http://www.colourscape.co.uk/


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