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Muslin for team photo's

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Sep 28, 2018 11:08 |  #1

I'm ordering more muslin for team photo's and wondering if anyone can comment on Neewer or Cowboy studio's muslins? These will be used a few times a year and dependability will be important. I believe in "buy once". I don't mind buying quality, but don't want to overspend if I don't have to. If it makes any difference, I'm using black. Wrinkles are not an issue, it's what muslins do. When I read the negative feedback on Amazon, it cracks me up how many slam them for wrinkles. Thanks.

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Sep 29, 2018 10:20 |  #2

I have a gray muslin from one of those companies, but I can't remember which. I only use it once a year or so, but it has held up just fine. It is a little thinner than other muslins I've used, so does wrinkle easier (as you've said, an issue with any muslin anyway), but it seems durable enough for occasional use.

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Post edited 4 months ago by davesrose. (3 edits in all)
Sep 29, 2018 22:56 |  #3

I've had a couple Neewer Muslin backgrounds, and am frankly getting tired of how wrinkled they get (even OOF, they still show up quite a bit). I recently got a microfiber backdrop as my main one for headshots, and am enjoying it much more (doesn't wrinkle as much, and has more depth/ variety in color). I recently pulled out a white muslin background and tried ironing it to get some of its wrinkles out. I was able to get some out, but it was still not smooth (wrinkles didn't show since I tried blowing background and focusing on person, but background still wasn't completely even). I'm thinking of just ditching the white muslin backdrop and going with vinyl or roll paper for my white backdrop.

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Sep 29, 2018 23:07 |  #4

I don't know what size you need but here is a great solution for getting really black backgrounds without wrinkles showing.

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Sep 29, 2018 23:24 |  #5

Another tip

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