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« on: January 21, 2020, 12:50 »
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Hi I build a photo studio and i dont know what is the best pain for the floor and the wall ? someone can help me ... Thank you


« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 12:58 »
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White or 18% grey

Definitely no bold colours or black

« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 00:56 »
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It depends on how big your stage is. The little one needs gray or darker (always neutral) because white paint gives back fill light sometimes that would not hit. Big one needs other way

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 09:59 »
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White or 18% grey

Definitely no bold colours or black



A white with no other colors (see above) or you will be in editing hell trying to make it pure white again. I'd personally agree that something less than white and also above, greycard 18% would be pretty nice. But if you are going to be doing allot of isolations, white/white, flat not glossy.

Have you looked into building a cyclorama wall, out of wood, for the background? If not using paper or pull down or canvas backdrops, Which can be expensive) you can make the wall edge invisible. That's what the big studios do for cars, appliances and things that will be sitting on the floor.

I suppose you could do a table top version. That would be fun, if I had the space... I don't.

https://www.chicagocanvas.com/what-is-a-cyclorama/

georgep7

« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 10:44 »
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+1 for backdrops. Easy to use and change, modify or even make own ones.

The magic words were: wall and floor. So, full body or larger scale product shots?
Perhaps a blue or green color and keying could be a solution for photos and possibly video?

« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2020, 13:24 »
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Paint it black

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 10:55 »
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Grey is a good neutral idea but white walls with repositionable black flats is more useful.  No colour contamination and you can turn a light around to bounce a little fill here and there as needed.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 11:12 »
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Hi I build a photo studio and i dont know what is the best pain for the floor and the wall ? someone can help me ... Thank you

White or 18% grey

Definitely no bold colours or black

+1 for backdrops. Easy to use and change, modify or even make own ones.

The magic words were: wall and floor. So, full body or larger scale product shots?
Perhaps a blue or green color and keying could be a solution for photos and possibly video?

Grey is a good neutral idea but white walls with repositionable black flats is more useful.  No colour contamination and you can turn a light around to bounce a little fill here and there as needed.

You know what? Besides different all correct answers, with reasons, I was just thinking what I should have answered the first time I read the question:

What are you shooting?  :)

rinderart

« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 16:41 »
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Correct Pete. I do products and people. My walls and floor are super white But...I have 11 Other colors floor to ceiling in Paper also a roll of Black/Black Highly absorbent rubber Backed Fabric that goes 100% dead. all In 120 Inches By 16 ft. and..I have the same for a Product Table that is 6ft wide the table can easily be stored flat with One click with a collapsible Heavy weight Hinge. I also Have a lightweight collapsible Lastolite "HiLite" system when you Light from the rear instead of the front. also comes with a 12ft White Train. white side  with a ton Of Gels . you are Lighting Black /White Or any other color from the real.
Entire thing Folds Up Into a circle of 4 ft. It is for Travel Portraits and staff work. I do a Lot of Insurance companies Year end Reports. So I go to there Office to shoot each employee separately. Unpack and set up in 20 Minutes. Black/White or any color with Gels.
A Great product. Had Mine for Years.https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/478589-REG/Lastolite_LL_LB8867_HiLite_Chromakey_Background.html

As a interesting SideNote.......... All My best selling Portraits from male ,female and seniors Male and Female  come with Wht Backgrounds,Black and grey. By far Black Outsells all other colors.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 16:18 by rinderart »

« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2020, 21:08 »
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White

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 12:21 »
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Think about the end user, ie the customer. What color is easiest for them to use your photo? The obvious answer is white.

MicroSto70

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2020, 15:04 »
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Hi Everyone

Guess it depends on what your using it for. I can only speak out of experience in the eCommerce Industry and there they use to have a subtle and discreet Grey and newly everything is done with White Background. There are always options to put some contrast in. With White your putting the image into the center of attention and giving it more definition. If that makes any sense? :)

Sincerely


 

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