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#1 leighdu

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:08 AM

I was interested in trying to use some fabric for a backdrop in some of my pool shoots with models and i was wondering what material works well, and wont be ruined or run its colors after the first use.

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#2 DerekB

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:09 PM




I bought sliding glass door curtains. I think they measured 5'x9' and came in packs of two or three. I had them professionally sown, and then hand glued, weights to them so they would not float or be pushed around by the pool jets. Total cost was around $35.

I never encountered a problem with the fabric loosing color or bleeding. But I was also in a saline pool.

There are a lot of different options you can use. Pool liners and plastic liners, fabrics, plexiglass, all will give you a different look to your image and should be experimented with.