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Sep 07, 2011 00:44 |  #1

Hi,

I need a good alternative for a black background, buying a 140$ 12x10 muslin is a last option at the moment.

Do you have any suggestions? Seamless black paper roll ? Large black cloth from a sewing store ?

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Sep 07, 2011 09:11 |  #2

I use a savage paper roll. It is very versatile. You can make it totally black or hit it with a few lights and you get a nice graduated gray.
It does depend on how much space you have. If you have limited space and you want flat black I would probably go with a felt fabric.


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Sep 07, 2011 09:17 as a reply to  @ Jimconnerphoto's post |  #3

Thx Zag.

I am limiyed on space and my shoots will be where I take my kit so space will mostly always be an issue... i'll look into felt fabric.


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Sep 07, 2011 09:42 as a reply to  @ Joe.Recon's post |  #4

Black velvet remnant from the cloth shop.




  
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Sep 07, 2011 10:20 as a reply to  @ LynnR's post |  #5

I needed a portrait of myself for (photo class) school , after several locations I just went to K-MART and purchased a black set of sheets .. can't beleive the set was made by canon .. thaught that was funny .. by the way got an "A" on the grade ..


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Sep 07, 2011 19:20 as a reply to  @ promod's post |  #6

Thx all....will look into your suggestions.


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Sep 08, 2011 14:43 |  #7

I go to Ross Dress for Less outlet and buy king size sheets. Just put a blanket behind it to block any light going through the thin material.

Done a few shoots using this. I like it cause I shoot a lot of kids and I can throw them in the washer when i get home.


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Sep 09, 2011 00:25 |  #8

bjielsl wrote in post #13071312 (external link)
I go to Ross Dress for Less outlet and buy king size sheets. Just put a blanket behind it to block any light going through the thin material.

Done a few shoots using this. I like it cause I shoot a lot of kids and I can throw them in the washer when i get home.

Do you have a website ? I would love to see some pics and see how the backgrounds come out.

Joel


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Sep 09, 2011 00:34 |  #9

I have a 10 foot roll of black velvet corduroy for portrait use and a bunch of muslin hand painted backgrounds from Adorama, for whatever will suit the subject being photographed


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Oct 29, 2011 22:23 |  #10

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