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Chris Boonzaier

Strange goings on in the basement.....

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After going through years of hanging a piece of cloth on the wall, or a zeltbahn... I have finally decided to make a solid backdrop to photograph my uniforms... just have to get the lighting right....st1.thumb.jpg.badfd54c2939b9df041de667e222a888.jpgst2.thumb.jpg.b563d88ced5751315edeeab5fac50fdc.jpg

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Looks great!  I really like the direction you are taking.

Are those boards "finished".  if so, maybe refinishing them with a  FLAT finish will cut down the glare.  Either that, or use a diffuser on your light source.

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OK... some more playing around.... I am really the worlds worst person when it comes to doing anything with wood 8other than burning it, then i am the worlds best person).... so these was made with 2 long 2 by 4 s, some old boards screwed onto them. then leaned up against the wall... This morning I added a hat stand and a small bar to put things on (basically some of the important things the guy in the uniform would have had on top of the stuff he is wearing (although not everything, of course)st3.thumb.jpg.b8f2aefda0f03bf9d592e8f5e4cb47eb.jpgIMG_1396.thumb.JPG.26ab5b6cc5ebdabea8a5865bd97d3574.JPGIMG_1397.thumb.JPG.148a82db90e9ff8f04375e20e81391f3.JPG

I realise sanding the boards would make the reflection more "uniform"... but decided to go with the "Trenchy" look...

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Very nice. I suppose the missus would be unimpressed if you explained to her that a few dozen sandbags would achieve an even cooler trenchy look. 
 

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1 hour ago, Mike McLellan said:

Very nice. I suppose the missus would be unimpressed if you explained to her that a few dozen sandbags would achieve an even cooler trenchy look. 
 

Talk about barbed wire... 😅

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To explain the Mrs anything about sandbags or barbed wire i looks as more dangerous than a Mills without pin in the pocket

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Well done Chris, excellent decision to use that backdrop for your photos.

Regards

Brian

 

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I was hesitant to open this thread based on the title but am glad I did. Great display.

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1 hour ago, dond said:

I was hesitant to open this thread based on the title but am glad I did. Great display.

OHHHHH... you dirty minded old man you!!! Nope, no cheerleaders in chains..... 🙂

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Oh, to have the sense of humour that Chris has; the title just screams the need for "smart" comments. 😉

Regards

Brian

 

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He is a bit of an "attention whore."  But his collection is first rate.

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