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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:50 am 
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I think I've settled on a decent background support to purchase, but I'm not sure which size of muslin is more appropriate/useful/practical for portraits (singles, couples, children, small groups) both in-home and on-location.

What has been your experience and/or preference?


I purchased a background set (support + muslins) from Cowboy Studios on ebay. Works ok for seated portraits, but for standing, not so much. The support stands don't go high enough. One might think so, but nah.....taking into consideration that your subject must be several feet away from the background. I'm disappointed. But have no space/studio for a hanging rail system. (darn)

What height of support stands should I look for next where I can have "standing portraits"?

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:10 pm 
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I'm looking at at least 10' and have found a 13' one, but am not certain of its steadiness.

What height is the one you have?

I'm hoping someone else will chime in here with the heights and usefulness of their support stands ...

(If not, I'll start a separate thread, Karen.)

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
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Jemman wrote:
I'm looking at at least 10' and have found a 13' one, but am not certain of its steadiness.

What height is the one you have?

I'm hoping someone else will chime in here with the heights and usefulness of their support stands ...

(If not, I'll start a separate thread, Karen.)


7 feet tall, 9 feet wide.

My husband is 5'8" and the top bar appears only a few inches above his head. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:23 pm 
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This is a rental studio in NY, but I want my husband to duplicate it as soon as we get out of the military!


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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
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lol..

of course, you still would need some kind of muslin system.

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 Post subject: Re: Which is better: a 10x12 muslin or 10x20?
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Sheila,
Only in my dreams, :lol: :cry:

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