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    Default backdrops

    hmm. so far i only see photographers buy from tago tech and the rest of the companies.

    anyone ever tried to diy by going to shops at erm. eg people's park for long large pieces of coloured cloth and a make shift backdrop holder with bamboo pole?

    just curious

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    Tried using single-coloured cloth, but found the material to be difficult to work with. Too flimsy and wrinkled. Didn't use bamboo poles to prop it up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hori View Post
    Tried using single-coloured cloth, but found the material to be difficult to work with. Too flimsy and wrinkled. Didn't use bamboo poles to prop it up though.
    hmm... so u need something canvas based?

    in that case i think its more affordable to just buy a backdrop...

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    I guess as long as the backdrop is not reflective and big enough for your usage, its fine
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    if you only shoot small items, possible to DIY, as in lower cost and having more variety.

    for the standard 9ft wide 16ft long backdrop, to DIY is not cost effective, eg, black muslin is selling about $100.00,
    let say buying a 45" wide black cloth is at $4.50 a meter, you need total 10 meters, get a seamstress to sew it together, the labor cost is $50~$60, but this backdrop will have seam line from top to end, I would rather just buy a black muslin backdrop which is seamless.
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    Default Re: backdrops

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    hmm... so u need something canvas based?

    in that case i think its more affordable to just buy a backdrop...
    Canvas-based textile may be too heavy, so may not fall nicely. Probably the only good thing is you can wash it, same goes for cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if you only shoot small items, possible to DIY, as in lower cost and having more variety.

    for the standard 9ft wide 16ft long backdrop, to DIY is not cost effective, eg, black muslin is selling about $100.00,
    let say buying a 45" wide black cloth is at $4.50 a meter, you need total 10 meters, get a seamstress to sew it together, the labor cost is $50~$60, but this backdrop will have seam line from top to end, I would rather just buy a black muslin backdrop which is seamless.
    hmm... so the main advantage of a muslin one is because its seamless

    okkies. i might wanna think of something

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