Questions about paper backdrops/backgrounds

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

  1. Renderz macrumors 6502

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    Feb 27, 2004
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    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

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    Mar 17, 2008
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    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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