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Old May 18, 2005, 6:20 PM   #1
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I'm possibly branching out into a bit of formal portrait work and am looking for some effective ideas for backdrops and support hardwware,short of buying commercial ones. Suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:41 PM   #2
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old May 20, 2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Yup, sheets work great!

For the longest time I had a 8 foot 1.5 inch dowel hanging from 2 utility hooks in the basement ceiling. Couple of heavy spring-clamps on it held up any background material I wanted.
Worked great, and very inexpensive.

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Nice work...makes sense to me...Thanks for taking the time to read and answer....
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As much as I hate to shop at sprawl-mart, they have great deals in their fabric dept. I picked up several different pieces for about 4$ each. Black, white, biege, and several blue/gray/green patterns that look nice.

Ace has cheap clamps, 6 for 2$, that clamp on to a piece of molding that is wired to the ceiling (in the floor joists). I can switch back grounds in about 1 minute. (My models help. It pays to hire your own kids).
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This response is great and thanks to all so far. I'm also looking for portability ideas. Obviously the same materials (cloth)will work, now I dreaming up some form of portable support, short of buying the function specificstands and cross beam. Considering PVC, but not certain about anything at this point. Thanks again to all......
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Old May 25, 2005, 7:35 AM   #9
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Fabric shower curtains work well too.
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Old May 25, 2005, 7:38 AM   #10
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Rodney....I like your sense of humour.:lol:
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