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06/29/2006 09:07:38 AM · #1
How to you get solid white backgrounds where you cant see the cornor to tak pictures for the challanges. Like this... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/462/thumb/306209.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/462/thumb/306209.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
06/29/2006 09:09:59 AM · #2
Seamless white paper. ~$40 per 9'X 36' roll at amvona.com

Message edited by author 2006-06-29 11:57:04.
06/29/2006 09:14:32 AM · #3
Curved not bent...with proper lighting
06/29/2006 11:55:20 AM · #4
Originally posted by coronamv:

Curved not bent...with proper lighting


What would be the proper lighting setup?
06/29/2006 11:59:47 AM · #5
Originally posted by idnic:

Seamless white paper. ~$40 per 9'X 36' roll at amvona.com

Did you mean 9' X 36" (inches, not feet)?
06/29/2006 12:01:34 PM · #6
Originally posted by dudephil:

What would be the proper lighting setup?


Totally depends on what look your going for and your subject. There is no one "correct" way to light. Could use light from a sunny window, shop lights, or studio lights. Could use reflectors or not reflectors. Could use many lights or just one. All depends on what type of feel and look you want for your image. Sometimes I intentionally blow a white backdrop for an uber clean look. Other times (especially if the subject contains white) I have to be very careful NOT to blow the white. You get the idea.
06/29/2006 12:02:43 PM · #7
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Did you mean 9' X 36" (inches, not feet)?


No, 9 feet X 36 feet. It comes on a large roll, you hang the 9' width and pull down fresh paper whenever it gets dirty. One roll usually lasts me about 6 months if I don't have a lot of traffic on it.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15266/thumb/338019.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15266/thumb/338019.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Here you can see a roll of white paper hanging in my studio.

Message edited by author 2006-06-29 12:03:55.
06/29/2006 12:03:44 PM · #8
Well said Cindi!
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by dudephil:

What would be the proper lighting setup?


Totally depends on what look your going for and your subject. There is no one "correct" way to light. Could use light from a sunny window, shop lights, or studio lights. Could use reflectors or not reflectors. Could use many lights or just one. All depends on what type of feel and look you want for your image. Sometimes I intentionally blow a white backdrop for an uber clean look. Other times (especially if the subject contains white) I have to be very careful NOT to blow the white. You get the idea.

06/29/2006 12:05:09 PM · #9
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by idnic:

Seamless white paper. ~$40 per 9'X 36' roll at amvona.com

Did you mean 9' X 36" (inches, not feet)?


Linky
06/29/2006 12:07:44 PM · #10
Originally posted by Palmetto_Pixels:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by idnic:

Seamless white paper. ~$40 per 9'X 36' roll at amvona.com

Did you mean 9' X 36" (inches, not feet)?


Linky

Thanks. I just checked it out and I have to say...YIKES! That's got to weigh a ton! Also available in 53" width.

Maybe I'll order the 107" x 50yd (150'!!!). ;^)

Thanks for the info.
06/29/2006 12:08:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by glad2badad:

....I have to say...YIKES! That's got to weigh a ton! Also available in 53" width.

Maybe I'll order the 107" x 50yd (150'!!!). ;^)

Thanks for the info.


They DO weigh a ton and you have to pay extra for "oversized shipping". I find that I can get them just a little cheaper from my local camera shop once you figure in the shipping charge. Might wanna call around.
06/29/2006 12:10:11 PM · #12
Hey, you could always photoshop the white background into the pic. But that's against the rules... :)
06/29/2006 12:11:29 PM · #13
Originally posted by Mrvile:

Hey, you could always photoshop the white background into the pic. But that's against the rules... :)


And a pain in the you know what to prevent haloing and chopped off hair.
06/29/2006 12:11:36 PM · #14
Originally posted by Mrvile:

Hey, you could always photoshop the white background into the pic. But that's against the rules... :)


....And is tedius and time consuming and very very difficult with some subjects. Its ALWAYS best to capture the image you want in the camera when ever possible.
07/02/2006 09:42:16 PM · #15
Two questions...What is the easiest way to hang a roll...and what do u think a good lighting setup for a beginer at studio work would be. Also do muslins and other colors come in handy?
07/02/2006 10:01:56 PM · #16
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Did you mean 9' X 36" (inches, not feet)?


No, 9 feet X 36 feet. It comes on a large roll, you hang the 9' width and pull down fresh paper whenever it gets dirty. One roll usually lasts me about 6 months if I don't have a lot of traffic on it.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15266/thumb/338019.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15266/thumb/338019.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Here you can see a roll of white paper hanging in my studio.


Cindi,

Your picture inspires me! I only have space for a studio in my garage(nasty floor, dirty walls, really hot/cold, etc.) But at least i have room! Stay tuned... :)

Yours looks very nice.

Message edited by author 2006-07-02 22:02:17.
07/02/2006 10:04:16 PM · #17
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by Mrvile:

Hey, you could always photoshop the white background into the pic. But that's against the rules... :)


....And is tedius and time consuming and very very difficult with some subjects. Its ALWAYS best to capture the image you want in the camera when ever possible.


This rings true after spending quite a lot of time in PS with a picture of a 3 month old where the BG wasn't white/exposed enough. GRRRRRR
07/02/2006 10:07:20 PM · #18
Originally posted by jusdino4it:

Two questions...What is the easiest way to hang a roll...and what do u think a good lighting setup for a beginer at studio work would be. Also do muslins and other colors come in handy?


You can find backdrop frames relatively cheaply these days. I don't know what country you're in so there's no point in me mentioning suppliers. I got mine from a local supplier for about $100 (Aus) and it works really well with paper rolls. You can get proper wall/ceiling mounted holders which I think hold 3-4 rolls of paper at one time but my ceiling isn't high enough in our studio to use it.

The cheaparse way of doing which is what I used to use is 20mm poly pipe from the local hardware store, like what is used in reticulation. Just buy a few lengths and some T-pieces etc but you'll probably find it may struggle to hold up a roll of backdrop paper.

This is my wife's and mine studio. You can see the backdrop stand holding the paper roll.
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07/02/2006 10:47:09 PM · #19
White Vinyl All you do is wipe it clean.

And it's on sale now!
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