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Jun 28, 2012 20:48 |  #1

Does anyone have any sample portraits of grey seamless paper? I'm having a hard time deciding. I'm leaning towards something a tad warm...Based on the color swatches, Gray Tint, Focus Gray, Studio Gray, or Storm Gray. Thanks!




  
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Jun 28, 2012 21:28 |  #2

Thunder Gray is the first seemless I've bought so far and I really like it. You can make it pure black to catalog white by altering the amount of light, and it takes gels really well. Here are a couple I have done. I have more but they're not on my flickr it seems. I'd definitely say go for it, you won't be disappointed. Also, I bought a 53" seemless roll, which is wide enough for single portraits, even full length if you're careful, but any more than one person is difficult. Two is even stretching it. If you can, go for the full width roll. If not, 53" is not impossible by any means.

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Jun 28, 2012 22:19 |  #3

Austin.Manny wrote in post #14646643 (external link)
Thunder Gray is the first seemless I've bought so far and I really like it. You can make it pure black to catalog white by altering the amount of light, and it takes gels really well. Here are a couple I have done. I have more but they're not on my flickr it seems. I'd definitely say go for it, you won't be disappointed. Also, I bought a 53" seemless roll, which is wide enough for single portraits, even full length if you're careful, but any more than one person is difficult. Two is even stretching it. If you can, go for the full width roll. If not, 53" is not impossible by any means.

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Thanks Austin. I'm definitely buying the 107"...This will be used for dance portraits, so I need it to be as neutral as possible. I'm leaning towards warmer greys.




  
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Jun 28, 2012 22:38 |  #4

Okay, the 107" will definitely not disappoint. As far as the tone of gray you choose, that is totally personal taste. I like the Thunder Gray, as it is a bit darker and for portraits, the subjects tend to pop. It is a top choice for fashion photography as well. It's very versatile, as far as light to dark, gelling, etc.

But whichever shade you end up choosing. Savage makes great paper. It has a subtle sheen that is just stunning and polishes the final product.

Do you already own a support system for the backdrop?


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Jun 29, 2012 14:49 |  #5

Austin.Manny wrote in post #14646947 (external link)
Okay, the 107" will definitely not disappoint. As far as the tone of gray you choose, that is totally personal taste. I like the Thunder Gray, as it is a bit darker and for portraits, the subjects tend to pop. It is a top choice for fashion photography as well. It's very versatile, as far as light to dark, gelling, etc.

But whichever shade you end up choosing. Savage makes great paper. It has a subtle sheen that is just stunning and polishes the final product.

Do you already own a support system for the backdrop?

Thanks...Yes, I own a backdrop stand, and I have already used white paper. I'm thinking the storm gray may have a warmer tone.

Have any of you ever used plexi for the floor?




  
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Jun 30, 2012 11:56 |  #6

No, I haven't. I wish, but I have neither the funds nor the space. Though such photographers as Zack Arias have, and I believe he has a tutorial up on his website. I love the seemless/plexi combo.


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Jun 30, 2012 19:11 |  #7

Also, I bought a 53" seamless roll, which is wide enough for single portraits, even full length if you're careful, but any more than one person is difficult. Two is even stretching it. If you can, go for the full width roll. If not, 53" is not impossible by any means.

If you buy the 9ft roll, you can cut it ( when it's rolled up ;) ) assymetrically to give you a 6ft wide and a 3ft wide which is useful for small product shots without the pain of setting up a whole studio. An ordinary handsaw does the job more than adequately, a hacksaw gives a slightly better cut edge but takes an age by comparison.


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Jul 01, 2012 20:52 |  #8

Whortleberry wrote in post #14654179 (external link)
If you buy the 9ft roll, you can cut it ( when it's rolled up ;) ) assymetrically to give you a 6ft wide and a 3ft wide which is useful for small product shots without the pain of setting up a whole studio. An ordinary handsaw does the job more than adequately, a hacksaw gives a slightly better cut edge but taks an age by comparison.

A circular saw makes an even better edge and takes about 2 seconds. Just roll it tight and cut away. :D


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