Questions about paper backdrops/backgrounds

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Renderz, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Renderz macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2004
    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of researching best backdrops for studio work. I have used muslin and clothed backgrounds in the past but they are hard to work with because they crease and crinkled. It is a nightmare to get them smooth.

    I'm looking at paper backgrounds and I have a few questions.

    1. Are they reusable (ie re-rolled?)
    2. Are they the best solution for a smooth seemless background?
    3. Where is the best place to purchase them, or is the paper the same generically?

    Many thanks.
  2. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    Theoretically you can reuse paper. I have found that normally there are so many footprints on it that it gets cut. I you aren't shooting to the floor, or if you are putting anything on the paper on the floor, you can reuse it. If you are shooting High-key and don't have white clothes in the picture, you can also just turn up the light and blow all the footprints from the paper.

    I can't really comment on your other questions. I just use a pile of paper we bought from a studio that had too much.

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