OK, I am doing more studio work. I would like to make a couple backdrops. Does anyone have any DIY advice?
What fabric is best and most economical?
Should i use fabric dye or paint?
You can do a whole lot with inexpensive seamless paper in terms of lighting it to create vignettes, etc. For painted backdrops, some of my favorites are el cheapos that I bought off eBay or CraigsList. The thing to remember is with longer lenses, wider apertures and closer focusing distances, you can let the backgrounds drop way out of focus for some beautiful effects. So look for something with a painted vignette. The color is really more important than the "scene."