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I like the backlight on the keyboard and the new back drop looks nice!

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Thanks. It's just a vinyl backdrop from Amazon like this. Turned out to be huge though, but it's real nice. A lot better than the bed sheet from Wal-Mart I had been trying to use. redface.gif

What are your thoughts on the backdrop? I've been using paper. Dirt cheap, and I can cut off a section to start clean and fresh if it gets too bent or dirty. Is the vinyl worth $65?
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What are your thoughts on the backdrop? I've been using paper. Dirt cheap, and I can cut off a section to start clean and fresh if it gets too bent or dirty. Is the vinyl worth $65?

I was wondering the same thing. With seamless paper I can cut off what I need and use that section until its dirty. I worry about the vinyl being far too heavy to tape up etc.. Thoughts Mike?
Edited by Jameswalt1 - 4/23/14 at 12:48am
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What are your thoughts on the backdrop? I've been using paper. Dirt cheap, and I can cut off a section to start clean and fresh if it gets too bent or dirty. Is the vinyl worth $65?

I was wondering the same thing. With seamless paper I can cut off what I need and use that section until its dirty. I worry about the vinyl being far too heavy to tape up etc.. Thoughts Mike?

Sure, paper does seem cheaper in the short run. When I first started looking around, Googling things like "homemade photography backdrop" one of the first things that appeared was people using a big paper roll. You're not going to find a paper roll this size though (well at least from Amazon wink.gif). Besides taking pics of computer parts all the time, I do like to take portraits. This vinyl backdrop is very large so I can fit multiple people into the frame. Besides the size, it's heavy duty and easy to clean. But yea James, definitely not going to be taping this thing up to the wall. That's not a problem for me though, here is my setup for parts and products. I unroll what I need and then rest the roll on top of bar stools. (My wife hates when I do this in the bedroom btw) rolleyes.gif


For situations where I need the backdrop to be higher, like when shooting people, I have these cheap clamps I got and I clamp the backdrop up onto a pole.

Oooooh yeah (Click to show)

Edited by PCModderMike - 4/23/14 at 4:15pm
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So what's your wife say when she comes home from work and you've transformed the downstairs into a photobooth? lol.

Looks cool by the way. I might get you to shoot some pics of mine, before or after a few rounds on me!
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No mb blocks??? fan has to be noisy. Extreme11 was loud (so is the RIVE) tongue.gif
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My setup looks like this. Similar setups. My paper rolls are up on poles though, which lets me roll/unroll very easily. The reason I like this is a lot of my shots I do from a level perspective, and that becomes tough to do from the floor. Much easier to have a table to set your objects on if the paper starts up high and the drapes over the table.

I'm using hotlights instead of flash. I think most people prefer flash like you are using. The hotlights are just so darn cheap and easy to use that I've stuck with that for years now.

I can take down or put up the whole setup in less than 3 minutes. Which I have to do often since it is blocking our Xbox setup. smile.gif But I can fit it all in that closet on the left side of the picture, so it's easy to make it all disappear.

Thanks for sharing!

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Shooting people is a bad thing, man.

I read "homemade pornography backdrop". Rofl. biggrin.gif
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So what's your wife say when she comes home from work and you've transformed the downstairs into a photobooth? lol.

Looks cool by the way. I might get you to shoot some pics of mine, before or after a few rounds on me!
Haha interestingly she prefers to come home and find me setup in the living room because I have a bigger area down there. But yea getting some pics of your new case and setup sounds like it would be fun.
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No mb blocks??? fan has to be noisy. Extreme11 was loud (so is the RIVE) tongue.gif
No MB blocks. tongue.gif Asking around though, and from doing my own testing of the components when I received them, I didn't find the fan noisy at all.
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My setup looks like this. Similar setups. My paper rolls are up on poles though, which lets me roll/unroll very easily. The reason I like this is a lot of my shots I do from a level perspective, and that becomes tough to do from the floor. Much easier to have a table to set your objects on if the paper starts up high and the drapes over the table.

I'm using hotlights instead of flash. I think most people prefer flash like you are using. The hotlights are just so darn cheap and easy to use that I've stuck with that for years now.

I can take down or put up the whole setup in less than 3 minutes. Which I have to do often since it is blocking our Xbox setup. smile.gif But I can fit it all in that closet on the left side of the picture, so it's easy to make it all disappear.

Thanks for sharing!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also to you, thanks for sharing. cheers.gif
I could easily have my setup higher off the ground...guess I've gotten used to crawling around on the floor to get level shots though. redface.gif It usually takes me about 5 mins to break everything down and I keep it in our master closet. Only thing that takes me a little longer is taking the stools back downstairs....even more reason to shoot downstairs.
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Shooting people is a bad thing, man.

I read "homemade pornography backdrop". Rofl. biggrin.gif
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