View Full Version : backdrop???
02-12-2011, 06:04 PM
what kind of backdrop is used when taking pictures of children and it's white seamless. You can't even tell there is anything there???
02-12-2011, 06:46 PM
For head & shoulders a sheet far enough away works, for full length you need an 'infinite background' ie a sheet that the child stands on that then bends up the back wall in a sort of C shape. Use a shallow DOF to get the sheet out of focus, easy, however, I find plain backgrounds very boring and 'studioey', I prefer something there that doesn't distact.
02-12-2011, 07:17 PM
I would like to take pictures of 3 children full body standing on it. So if it's Muslin how do you keep it smooth? or is there something better to use?
02-14-2011, 05:14 PM
White seamless... a roll of paper. You can get those from 6-15 feet wide and 25-50 foot long rolls. Find a place that is local as often delivery costs more than the cost of the rolls of paper themselves.
Get them to stand on it in their socks OR have a towel that people wide their feet on before they stand on the white paper else you are going to have footprints on it and need to tear it off each use which is a bit of a waste.
02-18-2011, 07:43 PM
I will try that. Have you ever used a vynl backdrop? i was wondering that is to work with?
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