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Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
 

Posting my new background and window light


 
  new background
new background
f 6.3, 1/40 sec, 27mm
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  Patches
Patches
f 6.3, 1/40, 70mm (nikon 18-70), hand held
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I just finished my second background this morning, and used a portable clothes hanging rod to hang this from. I used available sliding-glass-door-window light, and my impatient doggie. I really like how the colors are mottled on the dye job.

f6.3, 1/40 sec, 27mm, handheld,


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9/10/2006 10:30:11 AM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
 
 
  denim blue background
denim blue background
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  blue background 2
blue background 2
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here is the denim blue background, although the afternoon light wasn't as good this time around.


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9/10/2006 12:10:39 PM

 
Tami Rook
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
 
 
 
Jessica
they turned out great, I am looking forward to you starting portraits... LOL this is one of my backdrops that I made what do you think
Tami


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9/10/2006 8:45:59 PM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  Jessica, you have done a great job with the backgrounds AND with getting that cute little guy to sit for a portrait.

Can I point out one little thing that bothers me? On the last picture, just above the dog's head, there is a line that comes down to the middle of his head. It is really light on one side and dark on the other. It bothers me a little ... just wanted to point it out incase you didn't notice. Otherwise, I think you did a fantastic job and hope to find some time to do what you've done here.


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9/10/2006 10:01:12 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  thanks Cherylann for pointing that out. Honestly I wasn't too woriied about how the fabric was hanging, at the time, but will need to be more aware of it if I'm doing some real shooting. Patches is "our Girl" she really wasn't too bad sitting for me, but was bored by the blue shots.

Thanks for mentioning the fabric again.


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9/11/2006 4:38:18 AM

 
Danielle E. Rutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2006
  They look great Jessica. What method did you use to make them (I am assuming they are dyed... I could be completely wrong...)?


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9/11/2006 9:02:54 PM

 
Jessica  A. Eiss
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2006
  Hi Danielle, yes they are Rit-dyed backgrounds. HEre is the link that I just explianed how to do it.

www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnAdetail.asp?threadID=25645

There's a lot of info on the net on how to do it, including an article on here. Jess


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9/12/2006 4:46:15 AM

 
Tami Rook
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  Good Morning Jessica, I did get your e-mail however, I was not able to reply (juno can be a pain) I will reply here sorry for not so personal lol....
I would love to have a friend that I could work with to figure this portrait thing out with the 3 photo's posted I was using those flood lights turned away with umbrellas that I spray painted 1 silver and 1 gold. I just can not wait to get home today.... my lights are supposed to come in today "Yay"...

as for the backdrops I did the spray paint way. I love the jersey material because even if it has been folded up for 7 days (that is as long as I can leave them alone lol) they do not require pressing. I did just get a dark green that I might just leave it alone (LOL lets see how long I can do that) however I like how soft the die turn out. I might have to try that on one....

Oh and my husband helped me make a stand for the backdrops. It was quite inexpensive. PVC 1 it works great with clamps across the top to hold the back drop in place. It was under $20.00 it is 5 feet high and 5+ feet wide. I am looking at adding a foot on the higth (lol for those tall people that I might have to take a portrait of)

Looking at your gal. It leads me to believe that we are in the same area. We love to take photos of every thing that makes us cock our heads LOL... so until I know if this is something I want to do I am a bit reluctant to put a bunch of money into it. Wow lights you can pay anywhere from $100.00 up to $1000.00s have you checked any out yet?

Tami


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9/12/2006 7:27:53 AM

 
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