[Harp-L] Re: Presentation Backdrop
In a message dated 8/16/2011 10:47:03 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
I am willing to take another step towards respectability when my
budget allows. Where can I get a good black backdrop? Is there a
To do this on the cheap visit a big thrift store such as Goodwill, ARC, or
Salvation Army. Look for a solid color king size sheet, or at least a
queen. Heavier is better for light blocking if there is a window or other
unwanted light source behind the subjects, get something sheer if you wish to
backlight through the cloth for some different looks. Easier to manage if
it's a flat sheet but a fitted one would work ok, just cut off the fitted
corners if they are in the way or cause unwanted creases. If you get a
sheer king it should be big enough to fold double for better light blocking.
If you can't find a black one in a thrift store just pick up some black
Rit dye at any supermarket, don't get anything with a pattern as the pattern
will still show after dying. If you want to keep that new wife of yours be
SURE to rinse the washing machine a few times with hot water before you
put any other laundry in, and be sure to launder your newly dyed creation BY
ITSELF the first few times!
Other dark colors can work ok too, & you can always dye it later on if you
need it to be black. You might already have an old bed sheet in the
closet that will do the trick.
Was great to see you at SPAH!
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