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Nizidramanii Dec 4, 2006 1:07 PM

I'm about to purchase a Chromakey background for my studio (because it looks flexible) and I was wondering where you get the digital backgrounds (such as muslin) to use with them. Is there a big website full of digital backgrounds somewhere?

HughesInNC Dec 4, 2006 1:26 PM

There are many sources, but I've bought all of mine off eBay. Here's one site that has some cool digital backgrounds, and even gives a few of them away, in case you're interested in trying something:

Here's the "official" site where I've purchased several back ground CD's (The Music background CD worked out GREAT for my oldest son's band), but I got them from eBay (Actually, you can't purchase from here, but under "Order", they point you to their eBay store):

I can't remember whom I purchased my latest set from on eBay, but they were GREAT! I'll look them up tonight (Can't access eBay from work, sorry) and get that information to you.

goomer Dec 4, 2006 3:19 PM

I've purchased my backgrounds on ebay as well, and these guys are the best in my opinion

HughesInNC Dec 4, 2006 5:37 PM

Here's the information, the first is from The Backdrop Gallery:

I've purchased their holiday CD, and found it very nice.

Here's another, Photobacks:

I purchased several CD's from them, and their studio back ground are great. Their CD's also come with a nice tutorial. They walk you through numerous topics. The tutorials are .MOV files, each about 7-9 minutes in length. A nice touch.

And, finally, I bought a large package, especially for the frames, from these people:

The frames are superb! They are either 5x7 or 8x10, and can be resized as needed. And, they come in PhotoShop .PSD files.

I can vouch for Amvona, as Goomer mentions. I actually bought my green chromakey from them. It came quickly, and they have a wide assortment of products. But, I'd check their web site, as well as eBay, as sometimes, the eBay items sell for more than is listed on their web site.

Nizidramanii Dec 5, 2006 10:09 AM

Thank you so much for the resources guys! I had no idea where to look.

It looks like I have many choices.

HugesInNC, what "large" package did you purchase from greatbackdrops? There are a lot of choices.

HughesInNC Dec 6, 2006 4:57 PM

I got their "Backdrop frames 15 volumes" collections. I've used the Christmas frames, and now I've got 4-5 families whose Christmas picture I've been volunteeredto take(By the wife). Oh well, more practice, I guess!

Actually, my only problem has been with printing pictures with these frames at my local Wal*Mart. They won't print any copyrighted material, so they almost refused to give me one of my orders. They had me create a letter that says I have all rights to use these professional frames, and they keep it on file. Just a little annoyance, and it's been cleared up, but beware.

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