Back drop

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  1. mike421

    mike421 TPF Noob!

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    hey ppl i just paid 300+ dollars for my sons pictures. the quality is at best ehhh. since i have some good equipment i was thinking about snapping my own. whatse as a back drop? sheets stuff like that? there is a photo studio going out of buisness so i can check that out if its not gonna be to expensive. gimme some ideas please......
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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  3. W.Smith

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    Depends on what you need of course.
    BTW, what age is your son?
    And what kind of photos do you intend to make of him? Portrait (head & shoulders)? Full length? In a setup scene (like on a couch or at a desk)?
     
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    Not only do you need backdrops, lighting.

    Look into umbrella lights.

    Not expensive, and does wonders.

    Also check out some HD lense's for that cam of yours.
     
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    Can you give me an idea of where to buy these lights? The last post I saw regarding this told me I needed to buy a 600 dollar alienbees setup. To me, that's expensive.:D
     
  6. W.Smith

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    That photog also has an expensive light setup and a studio that need to be financed. That's why you "just paid 300+ dollars for [your] sons pictures"....

    But at the other end of the spectrum: you could also make do with good old window light and/or a flashgun and/or a (D-I-Y) reflector.
    Rembrandt had only that window light and candles, and look what he did with it!
     

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