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Jan 29, 2017 18:37 |  #1

I have wanted a brick wall in my studio for the longest time, however a real one was never gonna happen. I was grabbing some new white tile board for my floor and found some 4x8 brick panels, the results are below. First shoot using it is tomorrow.

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Jan 29, 2017 18:37 |  #2

and last image, the wife is going to pick up some paint that matches to fill in the screw heads.

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Jan 29, 2017 19:06 |  #3

Very nice! When I saw the title I was gonna stop by to chime in that my studio mate had done the same thing. Worked for her so I'm sure you'll be pleased. A little post-work will go a long way to emphasizing the texture of the bricks too.




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Jan 29, 2017 21:53 |  #4

Yea and those are cell phone images, so the right lighting and some post should work wonders. Then I can always add some white or black to some bricks to give it a weathered look as well.




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Jan 29, 2017 23:11 |  #5

Nice work. So what's the total cost to put this together?



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Jan 29, 2017 23:15 |  #6

The brick panels are $25 each, the 1x3 framing was less then $10 total. I made mine with a hinge which was about $12. I put a thin plywood on the back which will be a second backdrop but it will only be used as an 8' wide drop, where the brick can go from flat to 90 degrees so I can use it as a corner or a wall. So all in all about $75 and 2 hours of time to build it. If you had a solid wall you could put the panels right on the wall, I just did not have enough width in my studio to shoot across it.




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Jan 29, 2017 23:18 |  #7

Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #18259261 (external link)
The brick panels are $25 each, the 1x3 framing was less then $10 total. I made mine with a hinge which was about $12. I put a thin plywood on the back which will be a second backdrop but it will only be used as an 8' wide drop, where the brick can go from flat to 90 degrees so I can use it as a corner or a wall. So all in all about $75 and 2 hours of time to build it. If you had a solid wall you could put the panels right on the wall, I just did not have enough width in my studio to shoot across it.

Thanks. I look forward to seeing some results using this backdrop.



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May 23, 2017 07:02 |  #8

This is a great idea, and could be reasonably portable too. Have you posted any shots using this in your studio?

Thanks for sharing your creativity,

Garry


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Jun 06, 2017 22:14 as a reply to Garry75's post |  #9

If you check out my Gallery I just added a photo in the G&N section that used the wall.




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