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Old 09-03-2006, 21:43   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 09-03-2006, 21:46   #2 (permalink)
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Just open the curtains!

Sorry, someone had to say it, lol
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The occasional portrait shot I've done in the past, I just photoshop a background in after - usually this one:

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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