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    backdrops

    I'm wondering what people use as backdrops for portraits and still life tintypes and ambros, nothing expensive like painted ones just any particular material or colour you use

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    Re: backdrops

    Many portraitists have made their own by painting a large muslin sheet to suit their needs. A big roll of seamless paper is useful (if bland), but generally requires two stands and a crossbar. Or find an empty room with interesting walls and windows for lighting (seems quite possible in Ireland).
    Remember that wet-plate is sensitive to blue light only, so be careful with colors. Experiment, have fun, and when you get a result you like, share it here, please.

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    Cool Re: backdrops

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Many portraitists have made their own by painting a large muslin sheet to suit their needs. A big roll of seamless paper is useful (if bland), but generally requires two stands and a crossbar. Or find an empty room with interesting walls and windows for lighting (seems quite possible in Ireland).
    Remember that wet-plate is sensitive to blue light only, so be careful with colors. Experiment, have fun, and when you get a result you like, share it here, please.
    An empty room........you haven't heard about our housing shortage

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    Re: backdrops

    Well, no, I haven't. Didn't mean to insult your intelligence or your country. Best of luck!

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    Re: backdrops

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Well, no, I haven't. Didn't mean to insult your intelligence or your country. Best of luck!
    no need to apologise Mark, you didn't do either. Irish humour!!!!!:

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