Hey everyone. Just wanted to post on something that many of you probably already knew, but i stumbled on recently.
I built a backdrop holder out of PVC recently. I thought it seemed like a good, cheap way to get a backdrop hung. While it is cheap, putting it up and takign it down is a bit more painful that I thougt it was going to be. I resorted to hanging my backdrops on the curtain already in the living room.
So I was reading posts about bouncing light off white walls to make huge light sources. I don't have a white wall, but I did have a white backdrop. I put my pvc backdrop holder together and set it up about 5 feed away from the subject. I covered it with a white backdrop. I snooted a flash and pointed it towards the white backdrop. Voila. Mega huge light source. I'm pretty happy with the results. if you click through
and click on the "view all sizes" , you can actually see some of the PVC backdrop holder on the large version.