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Old 2009-11-20, 9:39am
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Can anyone tell me what this backdrop is in the photo. It's silver and reflective??? I've been looking for it and can't seem to find it from any photo shop??? Any ideas?

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Old 2009-11-20, 9:46am
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It looks like a frosted mirror.
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Old 2009-11-20, 10:32am
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I'd bet it's one of these...

http://store.tabletopstudio-store.com/smsifrreri.html

I have one and like it alot...however, it scratches really easy so you have to be really careful when placing items on it to photograph.
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Old 2009-11-20, 11:14am
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Alex9 you are a doll- You may be right- if not I like it anyway!!! THANK you!!!
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Old 2009-11-20, 11:25am
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Got the same and love it. I do agree with Alex - it does scratch very easy. I even got scratches from simply placing etched beads on it.
If someone knows a trick how to avoid that (some protection of sorts), please do let us know. I tried a couple of things like placing a protective non-reflective glass on it, but that just changed the effect.
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Old 2009-11-20, 11:26am
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good to know-seems like everything scratchs lately I'm using- Thanks Judith!!!
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Old 2009-12-01, 3:34pm
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I don't have that but what I did was to buy a cheap small black wooden picture frame from Target. I took the glass out, flipped the frame over and taped the glass to the top of the frame. I use black paper underneath and sit the frame on top. I get the black but also the reflection from the glass if that makes any sense. LOL It's majorly cheap and I like the look of it.
This is what I get with it.

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Deb thanks for sharing that idea! Definitely going to try that out.
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Old 2009-12-03, 8:43pm
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Its high gloss black formica.
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Old 2009-12-04, 2:31pm
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I looks to me like a sheet of 'flashing' that roofers use under the shingles in the crease between two sections of roof (the valley). Home Depot sells it - take a look.
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Old 2009-12-05, 12:38pm
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See if you can find anything with that finish in the pots and pans aisle. That just reminded me I need to go look.
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Old 2009-12-20, 5:43am
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I get a similar effect using a dark non-stick baking sheet. It's not quite as reflective but it doesn't scratch, either. I sometimes put a sheet of clear glass over the top for a shinier surface. It makes a pretty 'floating' effect, too. Plus, it's cheap!

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great ideas folks.. I need to start photographing some of my work and so far the photos are just terrible!
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Old 2009-12-29, 3:27pm
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Trudi it is the frosted plastic risers from tabletop studios.
They do scratch easy, you just have to be very careful with how you place the beads on them.

I have two. One I use for focals, as I use a peice of clay to rest my beads on, and the other I use only with sets.

I have a black and white one as well but haven't used them yet. I haven't tried this yet but I'm thinking that if you coated the riser with pledge or something it might not scratch so easy? Or it may cover up the scratches?

I manage to avoid any scratches in my shots by shooting on an angle or if I have to I'll edit them out in photoshop with the magic blending tool.
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Old 2009-12-29, 5:47pm
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basic sheetmetal (home depot, lowes)
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Old 2010-01-06, 1:56pm
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Shari-
Yes it's close and I did get one but my camera picks up every little piece of lint- crap it drives me crazy.....Yes I have the dust spray can and use it everytime but man I need to figure out how to get the dust flecks off it better- it looks good but then the photos pick them up and enlarges them so how...LOL ......Hum just clean more-na....LOL

Dust bunnies suck!!!

thanks guys....your awesome
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You can buy a sheet of brushed aluminum at a hobby store (I also found some in a local specialty hardware store). It's about $3 a small sheet. They also have stainless steel which is more expensive but not as soft so more scratch-resistant.
For myself, I use a piece of cardstock that looks just like brushed aluminum. It scratches really easily but it's really really cheap. I buy several at a time
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I don't have that but what I did was to buy a cheap small black wooden picture frame from Target. I took the glass out, flipped the frame over and taped the glass to the top of the frame. I use black paper underneath and sit the frame on top. I get the black but also the reflection from the glass if that makes any sense. LOL It's majorly cheap and I like the look of it.
This is what I get with it.

I really like this look!
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Wow, you guys have came up with some great ideas! Thank you so much!

I'm getting a little tired of my stark white backgrounds.
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I really like this look!
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