Weird Question

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  1. VaE39

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    I'm trying to make a life sized cardboard cut out of myself and I'm sorta stuck on where to start. Right now,the only camera I can get acess to is a Nikon D40. Is that enough mega pixels for a picture that size? I figure I'll print it out at Kinkos unless theres a place that charges cheaper. Also, I'm trying to make it so I can fold it up. What should I paste the picture on? Foam or cardboard? Sorry for such a weird question
     
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    Well since it's so large it might be a little grainy but due to it's size I doubt anyone will get wise. Fun idea though, I bet it would be funny to mess around with at parties.
     
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    Not a weird question at all...

    It should be acceptable given that the viewing distance is going to be a good distance away. Viewing that sized print from a few inches away is like me taking magnifying glass to a nice 4x6 print.
     
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    I think card board would work out better than foam.
     
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    What, no rant? :):)

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    Don't start with me... !

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    ahahaha. Mike_E...that killed me.

    It's ok usayit...we're not pickin on you. Everyone still loves you.
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I think I'm going to take the picture today and go to kinkos for the print. If I'm trying to get it to fold so i can send it and stand up..should i jus find a big cardboard box or something?
     
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    Kinkos can mount that for you. and by the way. I printed a few months ago a 60" x 120" print from my D200. I shot is on max (around 10 megapxl on RAW). It can be done.
     
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    if your worried about grain.. well in this case itd be more of pixilation due to the inlargement of a small file.

    i would take 2 or 3 pictures of your self and combine them in photoshop. maybe toes to thighs. thighs to mid chest area. mid chest area to top of your head. or with 2 just toes to waist and waist to head.
     
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    yeah thats what I was thinking so I can get a little closer to each part so it'll be a little clearer.
    So where do I find the backing for the picture. Theres foamcore at a arts and crafts store here thats about 7'x4' so its plenty big but I'm thinking I'd want cardboard because its a little cheaper and thinner. But where do I find a piece of cardboard thats big enough. They dont sell pieces like that at homedepot or lowes
     

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