Help with Seamless *Pics Added*

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Jeffininer's picture
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Help with Seamless *Pics Added*

So I've been going back and forth on whether I even wanted to TRY studio type photography. I love getting outside and doing natural light and fun photography. But lately I've been wanting to try it out. Then I started pricing seamless and stands. Eek!! I've been spending too much lately to ask DH for MORE Lol

Well, I went to my local camera shop yesterday to pick up the lens for my photography class and saw they carry the whole line of Savage seamless paper. It's 25 bucks a roll (53 inch)!! I was way excited because I feel like it's a bit easier for DH to swallow if it's under 30 bucks. Any who, when I go to drop off my rental, I was going to pick up a roll of seamless while I was there.....any suggestions on color? I know thunder gray is SO popular, but I'm just not digging the dark gray. I was thinking more along the lines of bone. Anyone have any experience they would like to lend?

Also, found out last night I am NOT a sports photographer ROFL I'll share some when I get them edited. I did get some pretty neat shots, just nothing OOOHHH or AHHHH Wink

UPDATE:

Well, I ended up getting Studio Gray. It wasn't what I really wanted as my first roll, but it turned out OK. So, here is my first attempt. Excuse the clothes, it was a spur of the moment shoot and I had to work with what was willing at that exact moment Wink

1/125 f/2.8 200
2010-07-03 02

1/125 f/2.8 200
2010-07-03 01

fudd8963's picture
Joined: 12/27/07
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I've been looking at seamless too, so I'm curious to see what others suggest. So far I have just been using fabric since it's cheap and I can fold it up and put it away in a closet when I am done.

LOL! Can't wait to see what you did get yesterday at the game! I'm sure you are being hard on yourself and that they are better then you think!

La123's picture
Joined: 04/11/08
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I'm no help, my two favorite colours are thunder grey and bone.. lol! I dont have any seamless yet, but those are the first two I want to get.

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Well, they didn't have bone in 53 inch Sad I was a bit disappointed. I ended up getting Studio Gray, which was just a bit more gray than the bone, but still a light neutral (from Savage's chart on the wall). They didn't have as many colors as I had thought. A lot of the bright colors and some basic general colors. I'll try this one out and see how it goes.

Now to Home Depot to get a bunch of PVC pipe and make the 'Poor Man's Seamless Stand' Lol

Amy, I'll be sure to post some when I get them edited. I was just was hoping for a bit more. But it's cool! It was an experience I would have never ventured to do on my own!

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"Jeffininer" wrote:

Well, they didn't have bone in 53 inch Sad I was a bit disappointed. I ended up getting Studio Gray, which was just a bit more gray than the bone, but still a light neutral (from Savage's chart on the wall). They didn't have as many colors as I had thought. A lot of the bright colors and some basic general colors. I'll try this one out and see how it goes.

Now to Home Depot to get a bunch of PVC pipe and make the 'Poor Man's Seamless Stand' Lol

Amy, I'll be sure to post some when I get them edited. I was just was hoping for a bit more. But it's cool! It was an experience I would have never ventured to do on my own!

Awesome, I can't wait to see! I also can't wait to get my own seamless! Biggrin

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I don't have seamless yet ... I want to though. I wanted to wait until I got rid of the carpet which just recently happened. can't wait to see your stand and first photos with it.