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    Default Advice for basic home studio

    Anyone has any advice for setting up a simple, basic home studio?
    Where to get those backdrop paper and holder at a good price?
    Any discussion about home studios is welcome. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Advice for basic home studio

    you can check out these two CSers offering some items for your home studio set up.

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    You can also get some items from Cathy Photo or Ruby Photos, but it is more expensive there.

    I would suggest you use muslin instead of paper b/g, unless you want your set up to be more permanent, cos paper b/g is very easy to get wear and tear during setting up and dismantle.

    hope this help.
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    Hmmm... Anyone knows if there any shops other than these photography shops that sell muslin backdrops? Fabric shops maybe?
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    no, usually the widest cloth you able to find is 60", that is only 5ft, a standard muslin is 9'x16'wide, if you buy the cloth to sew it up, it will be more costly than just buy a $90 muslin.

    in states why people DIY, cos they can buy a drip cloth for painting from home depot, that cost about US$20~$30, and the muslin selling is selling about US$150~$200 over there.
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    Default Re: Advice for basic home studio

    btw, I bough muslin b/gs from state, it is so expensive, I can buy three pieces same size china muslin here for the same price, but the quality of the material and dye are much better, the dye patches/pattern are not very define. the china made muslin are too sharp too define.
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    arhh.. icic.. thanks for the insights! =D
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    Default Re: Advice for basic home studio

    Sorry to dig up an old thread; but I've got a quick query on Muslin backdrops.

    Qn: is the Muslin 3x6m too heavy for it to be taped onto a wall to use as the backdrop for home use? Or are proper stands necessary?

    Thanks!

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    yes, i think it is too heavy. even if it sticks initially, it will not last.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wzierbovsky View Post
    Sorry to dig up an old thread; but I've got a quick query on Muslin backdrops.

    Qn: is the Muslin 3x6m too heavy for it to be taped onto a wall to use as the backdrop for home use? Or are proper stands necessary?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Advice for basic home studio

    you will damage the paint work of the wall, better use poles or stands.
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