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  1. jor133d

    jor133d TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has some Do It Yourself tips for me. I am a college student and I want to try to take my sisters high school senior pictures, this year.

    Can I make a homemade reflector? if so how?

    How about an indoor studio?

    Etc?

    THANKS!
     
  2. Rob

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    Tinfoil and white sheets. Experiment - there are no rules.

    Rob
     
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    Do whatever works....I've used black tshirts and black shirts draped over a clotheshorse to give me a black background. Shallow depth of field hid the details in the clothes and the image came out great.

    Like Rob says - there are no rules. I'd be inclined to go with the white sheets as they'll be a bit less likely to tear. Wrap a sheet round a wooden frame or use a hula hoop.
     
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    Use a large piece of white cardboard to bounce the flash(es) if the roof is too high or there is no roof. ;)
     
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    Practice before hand as well. She doesn't have to be in her dress for practice. Get your mom in some pics too. Mothers day is comming up. Maybe a family shot for her?

    You can by some material very cheap at the fabric stores. Useually they will have cut offs that are a size people may not want at a discount. Again shallow DOF will hide the fact the background may not be 1 piece.
     

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