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backdrop question..

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Jul 27, 2009 10:29 |  #1

im planning on building this backdrop holder out of pvc pipe:

http://www.diyphotogra​ …-cheap-diy-backdrop-stand (external link)

and i wanted to know if im better off looking at some fabric or art store for a black backdrop or is this a good deal? …ecf8&_trksid=p3​286.c0.m14 (external link)

compared to what i've seen at photo stores, the above ebay is a great deal.. im open to any suggestions.. thanks!​photos/defjux921/ (external link)

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Jul 27, 2009 10:46 |  #2

Denny Mfg has a "Photo Black" you might want to check out. It more expensive, but IMO worth it. Ask for a catalog all kinds of props and stuff 1-800-844-5616 or (external link)

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Jul 27, 2009 11:02 |  #3

depending on what/who you are shooting, the 10' is okay, but 13' won't be near long enough. I'd try to get a 20' or longer BG to use. Then you have plenty of room for a standing adult shot from a lower angle.

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Jul 27, 2009 11:11 as a reply to  @ hawk911's post |  #4

You will need at least 8-feet in width to get much use out of a background, and as has been mentioned, 20-feet total length to get much use for full-length portraits.

I built a number of photo projects years ago (do a Google for "Tinker Tubes" or "Tinkertubes" to find a neat pdf booklet of such things).

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