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Feb 24, 2013 13:54 |  #1

So I picked up my first backdrop yesterday and now have to do a shoot on Tuesday. I ordered a backdrop stand that won't be here until Wednesday. What would be a good way to hang the muslin with out damaging it too bad.

It's a 10 X 12 and will be against a wall.


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Feb 24, 2013 15:49 |  #2

NerdHavoc wrote in post #15647172 (external link)
So I picked up my first backdrop yesterday and now have to do a shoot on Tuesday. I ordered a backdrop stand that won't be here until Wednesday. What would be a good way to hang the muslin with out damaging it too bad.

It's a 10 X 12 and will be against a wall.

There are lots of things you can do to the muslin. The question is, what can you do to the wall or ceiling?


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Feb 24, 2013 15:51 |  #3

RDKirk wrote in post #15647507 (external link)
There are lots of things you can do to the muslin. The question is, what can you do to the wall or ceiling?


It's my house so anything haha.


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Feb 24, 2013 18:18 as a reply to  @ NerdHavoc's post |  #4

does the muslin have a pole sleeve?

that ought to make the material issues a bit easier to deal with...




  
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Feb 24, 2013 18:27 |  #5

Lol I read this wrong...


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Feb 24, 2013 18:42 |  #6

Ltdave wrote in post #15647970 (external link)
does the muslin have a pole sleeve?

that ought to make the material issues a bit easier to deal with...

It does have a sleeve


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Feb 24, 2013 18:52 |  #7

jt354 wrote in post #15647993 (external link)
Lol I read this wrong...

...your not the only one! :D


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Feb 24, 2013 20:03 |  #8

NerdHavoc wrote in post #15647517 (external link)
It's my house so anything haha.

So you can use anything from gaffers tape to nails to attach it to the wall.

You can run a couple of cup hooks into the ceiling joists and run a nylon clothes line between them through a 10-foot length of 1-inch PVC, that running through the pole pocket of the backdrop--although that's quite a bit of work if you're getting a proper stand on Wednesday.

I'd just tape it to the wall.


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Feb 24, 2013 20:45 as a reply to  @ RDKirk's post |  #9

I use oversized push pins. 3 to five across the top will handle the weight of muslin just fine.


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Feb 24, 2013 21:00 |  #10

used push pins here too with good results!


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Feb 24, 2013 21:12 |  #11

jt354 wrote in post #15647993 (external link)
Lol I read this wrong...

Me too, I was shocked




  
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Feb 25, 2013 03:40 |  #12

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...your not the only one! :D

Me to...............
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Feb 25, 2013 06:24 |  #13

That's a really fricking old joke on photography forums that was never really funny.


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Feb 25, 2013 15:49 |  #14

RDKirk wrote in post #15648283 (external link)
You can run a couple of cup hooks into the ceiling joists and run a nylon clothes line between them through a 10-foot length of 1-inch PVC, that running through the pole pocket of the backdrop-...

I think a better choice would be 1" or 1 1/4" galvanized electrical conduit. It's not much heavier than PVC, reasonably priced, and won't sag in the middle.


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Feb 25, 2013 21:29 |  #15

If you want a portable option, PVC stands can be built on the cheap that then hold the cross-bar with the muslin. A PVC cross-bar will sag a little, so the metal conduit idea might be a winner depending on the size.


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