Wrapping paper background
Not sure if this is where the post belongs so my apologize in advance.
Has anyone tried using wrapping paper on the wall for a background or does it cause so much glare it inst worth it?What are some other creative backgrounds you've created or used?
04-24-2009 01:53 PM
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Unless you are using a very shiny wrapping paper, I wouldn't think it would be very glare-y. I think you could find some cool designs to use, though.
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I have used crumpled gold Mylar and yes it does have a lot of reflections, but that was the look I was going for. I just kind of mooshed it up and stapled it to a piece of Foamcore. I have also used the almost clear crinkled iridescent kind of material done the same way.
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88mm gray filter plus whatever camera needed to activate it.
I took my daughter to have her dance pictures done today - and they had a black backdrop way far back - and then had a second set of backdrop stands with crossbar a couple feet behind the kids - and had hung long pieces of tulle - all different colors - behind them - I obviously haven't seen the pictures yet to see how it turned out, but I thought it was a neat idea...
would you mind posting them when / if you can?
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nice photos thanks for sharing!
whoa, shower curtains, what a great idea!
I bought paper at http://www.paper-source.com/ (they have one at northpark mall in dallas) because they have nice designs and the paper isn't reflective. Unfortunately, the paper isn't as large as I wanted it to be. You can see part of the wall in my image.
Better than wrapping paper is wallpaper. They are satin and their designs can help create all kinds of moods. Samples and closeouts are good bargains.
I like to use paper and then project a light onto it to break its uniform appearance - for example, put a strobe behind a plant and point it to the paper.
A white wall illuminated with a strobe equipped with a color gel will give you interesting effects, depending on how you position the light.
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