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Alicia McMahill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/19/2005

back drop needed

I have a shot this weekend and have asked every other 'pro' in town and they all don't have any that I would be able to use .... ok so I can deal with that but now it is crunch time. I need some thing that is going to be portable that I can use for group and indiv. shots. The theme for the event is fighting 40's I was thinking of getting some fabric from walmart and going with red white and blue with a big flag in the middle. What type of fabric will work best? pvc pipe - I have not been told what the sizes of groups will be but I am going to get a chair or two and then the back drop. I am going with $15 for two 5x7 and $20 for 8x10 and two 5x7. with $5 from each sale going to the foundation that I am working. I am only getting table sponsers for sure and the rest is a maybe....I need the backdrop. Any ideas? Thanks Alicia

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5/27/2008 10:29:47 PM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
you can get a lot of ideas on hte Studio threads, look at Liza Franco's work she is fantastic when it comes to this stuff!!!
she gave plenty of ideas there.
you can make a backdrop holder from PVC quite easily. the dirrections again are on the studio photography threads and on my Studio CD if you have that.
if you don't email me and I will return hte directions.
Muslin is the best meterial,being thick enough so that it does not show through.
Painters backdrops (thats right sold in hardware stores and paint supply shops)work great.
again you can see those who made thier own on hte Studio Threads:
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I hope this helps,

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5/28/2008 6:31:34 AM

Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  I am sorry, I ment to say if you WANT to email me I will return the directions.
I am sorry,

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5/28/2008 6:33:04 AM

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