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flying_babyb
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Nov 08, 2017 21:51 |  #1

Not sure where to post this, wasnt really a section under gear. I just bought 4 new 3x5 backgrounds and am excited. I tried to pick things I would use often. What are your most used backgrounds?




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Nov 08, 2017 22:26 |  #2

108" wide White and Black paper rolls. Galvanized roofing panels. Nature. Faux brick wall. Those are what I use.




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Nov 09, 2017 06:31 |  #3

flying_babyb wrote in post #18492328 (external link)
3x5

meters? I hope so.

i use seamless paper in the studio.


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Nov 09, 2017 06:38 |  #4

I doubt it, there is a market for these small collapsible or foldable backdrops, I stay away from them and shop for the largest ones I can find.

http://www.provision-creativelight.com ...sible-Background-3X5.html (external link)
https://www.amazon.com ...ld-keywords=3x5+backdrops (external link)

I really don't see how these 3x5 as pictured in their marketing shots could ever be 3x5, by time you put part of the backdrop on the floor. You would have a 3x3 for the person, which makes this only good for children or those vertically challenged. The 6x8 is the smallest I would go for those.


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Nov 09, 2017 14:54 |  #5

I find them handy for doing corporate headshots on location when working in a small space (which is fairly common when trying to set up in an office). While I would prefer a more environmental type headshot, many companies still want the more traditional (and boring) head and shoulders photo on a relatively neutral type backdrop.




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Nov 09, 2017 15:05 |  #6

White paper, neutral gray faux-suede fabric, black fabric, and I have a big piece of black felt with silver glitter embedded in it.
For occasional use such as photo booths, I have some black-and-white striped fabric panels and a very large blue-and-white striped fabric.
In my home studio, I'll often just assemble a set out of assorted fabrics to suit the needs of the shoot.

At a particular performance venue where I occasionally shoot, there's a plywood wall painted matte black, I use it a lot.

The white paper and the neutral gray suede/canvas will suit the great majority of most photographers' needs.


For compositing, I greatly prefer white paper (not blown out to pure white) instead of chromakey (green screen), as the chromakey can potentially make a color cast on your subject.


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Nov 09, 2017 15:09 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18492476 (external link)
I doubt it, there is a market for these small collapsible or foldable backdrops, I stay away from them and shop for the largest ones I can find.

http://www.provision-creativelight.com ...sible-Background-3X5.html (external link)
https://www.amazon.com ...ld-keywords=3x5+backdrops (external link)

I really don't see how these 3x5 as pictured in their marketing shots could ever be 3x5, by time you put part of the backdrop on the floor. You would have a 3x3 for the person, which makes this only good for children or those vertically challenged. The 6x8 is the smallest I would go for those.

Well, the description on the first does say "small objects or simple headshots" so I guess you're right? :lol:

But yeah, I agree, 3x5' is barely enough in a pinch.


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Nov 09, 2017 16:07 |  #8

I have often considered getting a couple of these.

https://www.amazon.com ...S853PBR3VQYSK0HM900​T&th=1 (external link)


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