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Old October 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Where to get a backdrop?

I'm not too picky so any color/type will do as long as it looks ok. I need a backdrop just for a nice background when filming someone, nothing too fancy. Does anyone have any recommendations or know of a website where I can take a look?
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Old October 16th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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Try B&H

Hi Jared,
Well, if you go to a store that sells fabrics for sewing, you'll probably end up with a boring solid color. A photo supply store could get you more useful backdrops used for portrait photography. For example, try B&H Photo Video | Digital Cameras, Camcorders and click on "Lighting & Studio", then "Background Materials & Equipment".

Or, just click on this link:
Background Materials & Equipment | B&H Photo Video

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Old October 16th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #3
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Denny's

Denny Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Backdrops, Props, and Photography Equipment. - Home

and Amvona for some lower prices:

Amvona - Home
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links. I came across this

New 10 X 20 ft Grey Muslin Photo Backdrop Background - eBay (item 170290615343 end time Oct-25-09 20:16:25 PDT)

Think it'll be worth it?
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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If you have coloured gels, that grey muslin will take coloured light nicely. I've done that about a MILLION times (not that I exaggerate) for corporate and TV interviews. It HELPS if you can get far enough away from the muslin with your camera (and subject) to throw it out of focus.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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Actually I just read a post where someone who tried some. She said you could see right through them and that they were terrible. I guess I'll have to bump up my original budget to at least $100.
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Old October 17th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #7
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Jared, in addition to the two I listed above take a look at B&H website (B&H Photo Video | Digital Cameras, Camcorders) and do a search for "background". On "Relevance" pick price-low to high and start scrolling.

Interfit listings include several colors/designs in 10x10 for $54.95.

B&H sets the "gold standard" for integrity in dealings with customers, I just spent $1700 on a Canon 7D body and didn't worry a bit. This is just the latest order.

They have to order the background so you'll have a bit of a wait. The price is low enough so you don't have a large investment and if it's a bit thin, place your background stands near a wall or hang it on that wall.
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