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01/21/2011 11:06:58 AM · #1
Hello All!
I've got an assignment to photograph a childrens dance competition next month and need to figure out a backdrop. I heard that the photographer in the past used a 10x20 and used it so that it was 20' wide by 10' tall. Well, all the muslim backdrops I've been looking at only have the loop part on the short side...another words, there's no pole loop on the wide (20') side so I'm wondering how I would support it? Would I just use maybe three stands and clamps?? Do they make a 10x20 with loops on each side (the 10' and the 20' side) for sliding the support pole through? Any other suggestions? Any help much appreciated. By the way, these will be formal posed shots of groups ranging from around 12 to 20 dancers.

-Jimmy

Message edited by author 2011-01-21 11:08:29.
01/21/2011 11:21:29 AM · #2
I am relatively new to photography, but excellent at problem solving. ;)

If you have a pole that's 20 feet long (since you were hoping for a 20 foot long loop) you should be able to just rig up that pole and use muslin clamps.

Standard muslin clamps
//www.amazon.com/10-Muslin-Clamps-Backdrop-Clips/dp/B003PQJ6EC

Wider, solid black clamps:
//www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TLAMV4/

I'm sure someone with more experience can probably chime in and give you a much better solution, but this is the first thing that came to mind for me.

- Justin
01/21/2011 12:15:34 PM · #3
Clamps are the way to go.
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