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Old 02-12-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been doing wedding photography and looking to do more fashion style studio portraits. I figured I would just get a white and black background to start with. Which is better muslin or the vinyl backgrounds? I'd appreciate any general advice in this area of what to or not to do. Thanks.
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My suggestion is white seamless paper and black commando cloth from Chicago Canvas
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My favorite backgrounds are the Photek "Background-in-a-Bag"
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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White seamless paper is what I usually use. For black I usually use a cloth of some sort since it seems to absorb light better and I usually want my black to be very black. So here's one on black paper.



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I use both paper and material in my background there is two whites in paper I use one for B&W and the other for colour, also huge muslin 20x30 seamless white and black paper and a huge 20x30/40 seamless black muslin.

White paper is good if you have an idea that you may want to extract your subject from the background and place on a digital background.

Because I hate shooting off the background I use a black muslin 20x30 on drapery track and another on the floor same with the white.

I don't use vinyl although it may be really durable to me it produces sheen and if the light just isn't a 100% I get a little spill onto my subject.

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Try the Soft Black from Denny Mfg. Stuffs in a bag and soaks up the light. Last weekend I tried to light it with a red gel. 1000ws at 6 ft only gave a very dark red, so far the only time I didn't have enough power, has to shift to white seamless.

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