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Old 07-02-2009, 07:30 PM   #11
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OK, bear with me - I'm easily confused! I'm confused on two counts here!

1. What prompted your question about posterboard, Nicky?

(FWIW: I think it's one of those terms that gets used differently by different people. To some people it means something like mountboard and to others it means the foam-core stuff ("skins" of card or plastic-like material with a foam middle for substance without the weight).)

2. Why does it need to be flexible, Diane?

*scratching head* :lol:
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #12
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I asked because the long strip in the picture of the instructions they say is posterboard... i'm guessing it needs to have some sort of flexability to curve in the box to present a seemless effect when taking your pic.
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #13
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I have been using sheets of A4 computer paper, but really should just put an A2 sheet of watercolour paper from my pad in there. You are all right, it needs to have that curve at the back to prevent the harsh line where the angle is.

The other thing I am aware of with my photos is that I need to get some clear acrylic stands for some items- for some of the smaller pieces in the dom swap, I used a stone egg to raise them up (see Minxy's necklace) but it isn't an ideal solution. I though I would go back to Staples and get some of their stands.

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Ah, OK - with you now, backdrop rather than construction. Told you I was easily confused! :lol: You can basically use anything that gives you a nice background - large sheet of watercolour paper, piece of fabric, sheet of handmade wrapping paper, whatever suits the project you're photographing.

I think it's quite nice to have something to set the context for the object you're photographing sometimes, Hazel. Clear stands can look fab (because you can't see them, IYSWIM :lol but sometimes I think photos look better because there's something else there that's recognisable so you get some sense of scale etc.
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This sounds a great idea - I'll have to have a go at making one later. Matt is trying to take photos of the Warhammer figures he has made, but taken on our cluttered table with all the pots of paint etc around the model is kind of distracting! :lol:
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I've also seen instructions for making something similar from an Ikea pop-up laundry basket.
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Oooh, oooh, oooh, you mentioned my favourite shop and I am excited! Which laundry basket is it, and do you have to alter it in any way?

My lightbox has had to move out for our house-selling A pop-up one would be fab!

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Old 03-07-2009, 10:39 AM   #18
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I think it was on ikeahacker. It was a white pop-up laundry basket & a stand was made at 1 end to hold the camera.
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Another great idea is try taking a photo of your items in the bath...
now before you start laughing and saying things will get wet...
i mean an empty white bath! i took pics of a box and bag which you can see here...
http://adorableoverdose.blogspot.com...rafter-38.html
and i thought the pics came out great.. just a thought!
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I use Picasa and I think its marvellous...especially the sharpness, being able to add a watermark and you can blog your photos from it straight away ..dont have to resize them..superb. I have a feeling Flo(Sarah) told me about Picasa as she knows everything technical
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