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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 02-10-2013 03:17 AM 1422 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not a photographer but when Monte Pittman mentioned he needed to work on his photography skill in his last project, I decided to send this project to share my way in taking photos for my projects. Just a piece of fabric of your choice that you can hung on wall over a stool as in photo # 1. You may need two coulors, one dark for light object and another in light for dark object, as in photo #2&3. I use Picasa 3 to trim the picture and add text, if you like, as in photo # 3&4. I pulled the fabric to show you how it works, as in photo #5. And after all, they are easy to fold and hide away for the next project, as in photo # 6. Of course you can come with a better idea, but this is mine.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 03:31 AM

Thanks for sharing Sam, always good to get other peoples methods for photography. I set up sheets of coloured cardboard in a similar manner but will try fabric and compare. Thanks.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 05:06 AM

Very good, Sam…

COOL setup!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 02:21 PM

Thanks, Sam! This is something I definitely need to do.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 03:05 PM

Thanks for sharing this clever solution for background problems !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#5 posted 02-10-2013 03:39 PM

This is wonderful Sam. I’m pretty sure I will be doing this myself soon. Thanks for this great idea!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 09:10 PM

The KISS principle Sam at its best, I use a similar set up & you aren’t left with some combersome gear to store. Well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 05:47 AM

who has this much spare wall space?? (laughing) Good idea and one I will be borrowing.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-13-2013 11:44 PM

Nice one Sam. I am going to build a cyc wall for taking my photos of projects. I built one for a photographer about 10 years ago. It has a curve that will not show any lines in the background.
Here is a link to making one…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 02-14-2013 09:16 AM

Thank you, Jim, for the comment and the attachment. I thought about that idea but it was not possible in a small crowded house and limited budget. The purpose of my idea is to be cheap, small and can be folded and taken away, all in a quick action. Even so, I feel my wife says ” Oh, no. not again” every time I set it up.
I’m looking forward to see the cyc one.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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