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Guys can I get some help and/or advice (Muslin B/D)

 
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Jun 26, 2009 12:13 |  #1

So I want to make a little studio in my work warehouse for after work shoots ..

As of now I have 2 AB800 with Stands 1 Boom Arm a reflector 1 Giant Octabox and 1 Giant Softbox ..

I was thinking about getting 1 more AB1600 1 22inch reflector one arm for the reflector 1barn door and some backdrops ..

I was wondering if this is a good set up or do I need all this stuff?

Also where can I get good backdrops with stands (something portable that I can set up anywhere)? Hopefully for a good price ...

Thanks in advance ....




  
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Jun 26, 2009 14:16 |  #2

What is a "B/D"?


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Jun 26, 2009 14:53 |  #3

RiKaN HaVoK wrote in post #8179477 (external link)
So I want to make a little studio in my work warehouse for after work shoots ..

As of now I have 2 AB800 with Stands 1 Boom Arm a reflector 1 Giant Octabox and 1 Giant Softbox ..

I was thinking about getting 1 more AB1600 1 B/D one arm for the reflector 1barn door and some backdrops ..

I was wondering if this is a good set up or do I need all this stuff?

Also where can I get good backdrops with stands (something portable that I can set up anywhere)? Hopefully for a good price ...

Thanks in advance ....

It would help to know what part of world you live in to answer that.


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Jun 26, 2009 15:23 |  #4

B/D BackDrops

I'm located in Washington DC

Sorry Guys!




  
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Jun 26, 2009 16:44 |  #5

Regarding muslins:

Cheap stuff - Home dyed, eBay, Amvona

Good stuff - Say Chese, Denny Mfg, SilverLake


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Jun 26, 2009 22:54 |  #6

I just got done with this very thing.

I ended up getting the 99$ stand from B&H for my BG (backgrounds), they have great reviews.

As for the backgrounds themself, I got lucky and had a guy sell me two on here (blk and wht). I was going to buy some color ones, but I think I will just add the BG in PP.

They have a million different kinds of material they are made of, and the price range can go from 50$ all the way to 1000$ or more. You dont want to go to cheap as they will sometimes be see through.

You might also want to put in your budget a steamer for the wrinkles.

As for size, most will say get around 10x20, but this is up to whatever kind of space you will have to work with.


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Jun 27, 2009 06:54 |  #7

thanks for the info guys .. right now I have a warehouse with unlimited space .. lol

I just need the set up .. I bought sheets just for now to see if I can do something with it .. he he he

Can you send me that link for the stand PP? thanks ..




  
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Jun 27, 2009 07:03 as a reply to  @ RiKaN HaVoK's post |  #8

Have you looked into seamless papers? Savage brands are excellent and try start with Thunder Gray, you can light or gel it to get any color you want.

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Jun 27, 2009 09:03 |  #9

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ound_Support_Sy​stems.html (external link)

I got the 12' one for 99$, you might want a bigger one, I dont know.


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Jun 27, 2009 10:58 |  #10

mufutau55 wrote in post #8183532 (external link)
Have you looked into seamless papers? Savage brands are excellent and try start with Thunder Gray, you can light or gel it to get any color you want.

Mufutau

you have some examples? I'm going to try stands with paper .. I just think that way it will be more expensive than drops or am I wrong?

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ound_Support_Sy​stems.html (external link)

I got the 12' one for 99$, you might want a bigger one, I dont know.

I appreciate the info man .. thanks




  
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Jun 27, 2009 11:03 |  #11

There is one in the for sale section right now!!!!


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Jun 27, 2009 12:56 |  #12

good looking out man ..

I just hit him up right now

is that a good brand? I dont know anything about them .. is the backdrop good?




  
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Jun 27, 2009 13:14 |  #13

The stand looks real good, the backdrop I am not so sure about.


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Jun 27, 2009 14:13 |  #14

bought it ..

i also bought the white backdrop since I needed something for the time being ...

now I want to get a grey join .. heavy duty muslin or seamless paper which everone is better




  
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Dec 16, 2009 23:36 |  #15

bobbyz wrote in post #8180812 (external link)
Regarding muslins:

Cheap stuff - Home dyed, eBay, Amvona

Good stuff - Say Chese, Denny Mfg, SilverLake

I'm wanting to get some good stuff, but of those that you list, a 10x20' plain white one ranges from $99-234!

The Denny ones are on sale right now, but that still puts it at $175.

Are the Denny ones significantly better than the other two companies?



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