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aileen cockburn
 

backdrop screen


Hi
I have been thinking about buying a background screen to take pic of my kids in the house. At the moment I am just using a long piece of material that I got from local sewing shop but I would really like a proper one can anyone tell me where the best place to buy one is. I would like one that is wide as well as long so that it will cover most of my wall and floor.
Thanks
Aileen


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10/29/2005 9:48:09 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  You can get them through most camera shops, on e-bay, online stores... Just do a search for Studio Backdrop on any search engine or on e-bay. Hope that helps!


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10/30/2005 7:24:32 AM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  I'm doing the same thing, and have done a lot of research on backdrops:
Be careful about some. Amvonia will come up on your search, and they look reputable since they sell wholesale. HOWEVER, they also sell on ebay, and it looks like they tend to pick and choose who to send their stuff to. They've received 40 negative responses in the last month alone, mostly of very slow service. I've purchased one from ebay - here's the link to their store:
http://stores.ebay.com/Photo4u2s-Muslin-Photo-Backgrounds_W0QQssPageNameZviQ3asibQ3astoreviewQQtZkm

Don't use the "buy it now" - you can get these on auction much cheaper. And if you're looking for something and missed the auction, a lot of times they'll just sell one to you for the average cost. 10x20 is probably the size you'll need for do a group family shot - this will cover the wall and floor nicely. If you don't want to spend the money on a backdrop stand (they're about $100 for a cheap one), then you can make your own with PVC pipe.


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10/30/2005 8:57:40 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  I also bought one from photo4u2. GREAT quality hand-painted muslin, I won it for $32! ALSO, Steve Kaeser backgrounds on e-bay, same great quality.


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10/30/2005 9:01:29 AM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  I forgot about Steve Kaeser. A lot of times (like now) I need these in a hurry, and I hate it when they say "most order ship within 2-3 business days". How do I know I'll get it in time, if I need it in a week? But their prices seem reasonable.


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10/30/2005 9:25:38 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  I haven't had a rush order with them yet, so I don't know. I think most times my orders went out within a day if they were placed during the week.


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10/30/2005 9:31:32 AM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  My favorite e-bay store is:

http://stores.ebay.ca/2DreamMaker

I've snagged backdrops for a buck - so total is $10 with shipping! Got my stand there, and lights, tripod, shooting cube... Definitely worth taking a look and I've had absolutely no problems!


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10/30/2005 12:02:35 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  GREAT INFO!!! I'll definitely check them out!


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10/30/2005 12:26:16 PM

 
aileen cockburn   Hi
Thanks to all who wrote back I have checked the sites out and have emailed to find out how much shipping is to scotland.
thanks again
Aileen


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10/30/2005 1:41:40 PM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2004
  Aileen - I would recommend these two manufacturing companies for backgrounds; Superior at http://www.superspec.com/index.html, these have cloth/muslins in 10'W x 12'L ($99 US) & 10'W x 24'L ($149 US), in all sorts of colors and patterns and more accessories. Then there is Denny Mfg. backgrounds, www.dennymfg.com there have it all, backgrounds, props etc, but a little more expensive $300-$500 US. I hope this helps.

Best of Luck,


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11/9/2005 6:03:51 AM

 
Michelle Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
  Diane,

I've seen Dreammaker's products, and they looked good, but are they in Canada? Are you in Canada? If you're in the US, are there duties/taxes? That is what kept me from buying from them.


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11/9/2005 8:17:40 AM

 
Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Michelle - I am in Canada - but Dreammaker delivers from the States. They pretty much detail at the bottom of each item what the delivery costs are. I actually have them delivered to my friend's country house in Malone and she brings it over to avoid the whole waiting for my stuff to cross the border...


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11/9/2005 1:09:49 PM

 
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