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02-20-2017, 05:02 AM   #1
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Studio backdrop.

I need get a backdrop for my studio.
My studio is in the family leaving room.
I plan to mount the backdrop to the ceiling and pull it down when needed. I need to be able to pull it down for full body shots.

1. What mounts do I need.
2. What background do I need, paper or mosulin? I will need two colors black and grey.
3. What are the benefits of paper vs mosulin?
4. What other things to take into consideration.

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Cant suggest anything about the mounting, but why Black and Grey, just go for a black one and don't light it, when you want it grey, put some lights on the bg
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrism888 Quote
Cant suggest anything about the mounting, but why Black and Grey, just go for a black one and don't light it, when you want it grey, put some lights on the bg
Thanks. With grey i can then blast it and get white. I cannot blast black to get white.
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I use muslin from the fabric department at Wal-Mart. I got it cut to length from a roll. It was at a pretty good price.


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You could probably ask for the cardboard tube it comes in also then just find brackets that fit the tube that you can mount to the ceiling or top of the wall.
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I don't need a backdrop very much so went cheap. When my wife decided to replace our Calif King Size bed sheets I confiscated the top sheet, which is gray in color. I just hang it up when needed. It has a few wrinkles but for me it doesn't distract from anything. I also kept one of the gray pillow covers from the old set, cut it to open it up and works great for just a head shot or to lay on a surface.
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Backdrop Outlet

I have bought around a half dozen muslin backdrops from a place called Backdrop Outlet. They are nice quality, and the price is decent. Backdrop Outlet

They have an incredible assortment of backdrops. For the cloth backdrops you can get a clothes travel steamer to get the wrinkles out.
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I've used a pair of these coupled with an adjustable width 10 -foot bar, mounted to the ceiling. Muslin-background hung with cheap squeeze clamps when needed. Total of maybe $60 invested including the backdrop.
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In actual practice I'll generally use 53" rolls of paper (one cream and one thunder grey) mounted to two Kupoles for all my head and half body shots. I've rarely needed anything wider, and even then 6' width was plenty. Why Kupoles? Solid mounts with little chance of falling, takes up almost no floor space, can serve double duty for light and reflector mounting, adaptable, simple to store, and moved/removed in just minutes.


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I've tried mosulin once and never again. Too many wrinkles and texture. Now I use a grey paper backdrop. You can light it to be black, grey or white and it has a nice clean look. I found it on amazon and it comes on a cardboard roll.
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Thanks every one for the suggestions.

QuoteOriginally posted by sbh Quote
I've tried mosulin once and never again. Too many wrinkles and texture. Now I use a grey paper backdrop. You can light it to be black, grey or white and it has a nice clean look. I found it on amazon and it comes on a cardboard roll.
More research has lead me to the same conclusion to go with paper.
My initial fear was if the paper was strong enough. It seems that it is.

Thanks.
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