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John Choponis

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04-18-2011 08:31 PM

I want to take some pictures of projects but I want a netural back ground. What works the best for this, bed sheet,felt? What does everyone use?
John


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#1 posted 04-18-2011 09:01 PM

Google “photo tent” or “light box” for ideas.

Basically speaking you want a background, typically poster board, or sheets or something, and a tent of muslin or a similar fabric suspended between the space your project is in, and your light source…

Light tents / boxes are really easy to make. Many are just frames of cheap PVC pipe and fittings that suspend the fabric. Then just take your poster board, tape it down on one edge, and create a curve up to the top of the frame, the idea is that you want a continuous span without any sharp folds, creases or joints…

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 09:07 PM

here are some forum postings re: photographing your projects
I hope that helps.

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 05:09 AM

I hang an old solid colored sheet up. I used one on my last project. Can’t remember about any of the rest of them. A lot of the time I go outside and try to use a lower f stop number on the lens to blur the background. It causes a narrower zone of focus in the photo.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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