Ultimate Studio Background System

Featured Monday, 27 February 2017 04:57

Stage 1 in getting my studio set up is installing a 3 roll backdrop system. In this video I walk you through my goals for the space, and the complete set up of the background system.

You can see the full kit I have at Adorama here: http://bit.ly/UltimateBackground
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2 autopoles: https://www.manfrotto.us/single-black-autopole-extends-from-827-1457
1 background clamp: https://www.manfrotto.us/b-p-clamps-2-holder-hooks-045-mounted-on-2-superclamps-035-044
the supports and chains -- one each color:
https://www.manfrotto.us/manfrotto-046mcg-expan-set-metal-gray-chain
https://www.manfrotto.us/manfrotto-046mcb-expan-set-metal-black-chain
https://www.manfrotto.us/manfrotto-046mcr-expan-set-metal-red-chain
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  • Comment Link Crispin Monday, 27 February 2017 22:02 posted by Crispin

    Hey Matt, always love watching your videos. The New York studio is starting to take shape, best of luck with everything. Hope to catch one of your events one day :) All the best from
    rainy cold London!!

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  • Comment Link Art Monday, 27 February 2017 23:28 posted by Art

    FANTASTIC video. I've been wondering how to do this. Question: Do you reuse the same paper over time? How often do you find you need to refresh the paper (buy a new roll)? Thanks.

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  • Comment Link Mel Wilner Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:49 posted by Mel Wilner

    Matt;Welcome to NYC. Although I am not a professional photographer, I have followed you for several years. When you started as a NIKON get started guy. I am a retired dentist and a dedicated amateur photographer. I would enjoy meeting you. Since I live on the UES of Manhattan it would be fun meeting you over a cup of coffee, Although I am partially disabled, I do get around by car or scooter and at 84 do love my photography.
    my email: dplmd18@gmail.com or 212-535-2431. I know you are a very busy man.If I practiced dentistry I would invite you as a patient. Retired at age 75 to enjoy my photography. When you find the time for a cup of coffee, lets meet.
    Regards,
    Dr. Mel Wilner

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  • Comment Link Rodney Law Tuesday, 28 February 2017 07:18 posted by Rodney Law

    Hi Matt, quite funny I just set up a similar style in my garage over the weekend. Mine would have been a bit cheaper with no posts just screwed the brackets to the back wall. However I did getheavy duty viynl Black and white at 3mts wide by 6 Mts long to good coverage plus similar pullie system. Total outlay AU$250.00 which included another portable backdrop stand and some cheap 2nd hand hot lights and brollies. Not to mention a set of Elinchrom 4it for AU$650.00 so a reasonable budgetogaphy setup for under a grand. So thanks for the videos keep up the good work. But I will be re watching take control of the light to make sure I get the best out of my setup.

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  • Comment Link bib Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:07 posted by bib

    Good to see Loki getting in on the action, informative video as ever.

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  • Comment Link Jnh Wednesday, 08 March 2017 02:22 posted by Jnh

    Got the system...used it, loved it...Thanks Matt.

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