Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Shoestring Studio Continued

(This rack was photographed outdoors to show the full size,
but it's meant to be used indoors.)

Pretty fabrics suitable for backgrounds can be hung over the top of
a collapsible clothes rack. A cheap rack will do - mine was $5 US and is holding up quite well. 1.5 - 2 yards of fabric is plenty if you use a table in front of the rack. Sometimes suitable background fabrics can be found at a good price on remnant tables in fabric stores. If a lacy fabric is used, a solid color can be used behind it, perhaps one of the other fabrics in your collection. If the fabric tends to slip, it can be held in place with safety pins or clothes pins by fastening the front and back layers together near the top of the rack.

This setup, in addition to
a small fold-up, adjustable height, table to set the subjects on, was used for each of the images below.

White crinkly material:

Lacy curtain material:

Black velvet:

Soft, sheer, print fabric:

Same curtain fabric as in the red tulip image:

"Wherever there is light, one can photograph."
~ Alfred Stieglitz ~

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