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Cool but Cheap Background

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 05:01PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in , , | Comments5 Comments | References4 References

I have been in love with metal and glass backgrounds for years. Office buildings often have some cool metal entries or pillars. When I opened my InStudio Photographics last year I wanted to get some metal backgrounds into my camera room. So off to Metal Mart I went, I got a couple of nice things but the one I want to blog about to day is just a very reasonable 4 x 8 foot metal sheet, think it was around $30? I like to use it bent as you can see in the overviews. You can also make it like a U, etc, etc. The lighting in this sample is interesting enough. For fill I send a strobe into my neutral grey ceiling to create a light similar to a cloudy day. The nice thing is it doesn't reflect in the metal since it comes from straight above but it does give nice light in the hair and shade areas. For a main light I used a metal halide lamp 5500K.  It's coming in close and low to not cause disturbing reflections in the background. It is just barely stronger than the fill from the ceiling. Hope you all are having a great week end.

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what type of metal is that, that you can bend?

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternick

Nick, I'm not sure but it is thin and very flexible.

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenneth Linge

What a cool idea! It almost looks like it could be a sheet of brushed aluminum. At any rate it looks great!

September 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArnie

Wow! wonderful! It looks great. It doesn't look cheap. Nice job.

October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJean @ bigjobsboard.com

Nice one, might come in handy in the near future

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