Sarah.Lynch 5:23am, 3 December 2010
Hey guys. I need some good ideas for a cheap makeshift or maybe a borrowed backdrop. I'm doing some family portraits for charity on Saturday and they may not have the best options. It will be easiest to set up a station and just have them move through and no good places outside....

Tips appreciated. Thanks!
njl-photolog PRO 8 years ago
Have you considered King Size bed sheets, e.g. white or black? Though, check they are on sale, when I last looked I could get an economy muslin backdrop cheaper than a King size bed sheet.

A friend recently suggested to I check out Joann's Fabrics. Apparently, when they have sales it is possible to get 10 feet x 10 yard fabric sheets cheaper than regular backdrops.

Also, check out Fabric Depot, I noticed the store on 122nd was offering 25% off so the other stores may have the same discount.
aback account [deleted] 8 years ago
I agree with looking to fabrics store for backdrops but you got to keep in mind they will have creases that will need to be deal with.
I also go to paint and building supply store for drop cloths. See issue ie creases.
dath1974 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by dath1974 (member) 8 years ago
Or buy a short roll of paper and just pin/tape some up maybe? I think you can get a 53" roll for somewhere around $25-$30 locally. Large reflectors work pretty well too as long as they aren't too wrinkly or you move them far enough out of the DOF that the wrinkles don't matter much.
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ʎɥdɐɹbodıd 8 years ago
If your shoot hasn't happened yet, I have a 10x24 charcoal/gray muslin backdrop I'll be glad to loan ya. No stands but I can include some clamps. Ping me if you're interested.
Sarah.Lynch 8 years ago
Thanks guys. And thanks for the offer Pip! But there was no time.

It worked out ok anyway. No magazine cover material, but everyone was happy.
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