Replacing backdrop with a V Flat world V-Flat?

10 months 4 weeks ago #611274 by Ted Helm
First off, what are these things called?  A V-Flat?   www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1428271-R...lat_black_white.html

Anyway, any of you tried using one of these vs carrying around white and black backdrop and frame?  This V-Flat or what ever it's called seems like a nice way to cut down weight and travel lighter. 

Thoughts? 


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10 months 4 weeks ago #611279 by Ben Vanderbilt
Hey Ted, oh man this reminds me of a model size light bounce board I had a few years ago.  Mine didn't look as nice as this one, I made it from large sheets of foam board.  I can't help not to laugh, I tried to make that portable and making it fordable.  If you could get it to stand, it looked so wrong.  


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10 months 4 weeks ago #611286 by Joslyn
I guess you could use it for backdrop, but these are more for bouncing light along full body of model.   


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10 months 4 weeks ago #611287 by MM Images
@Ben, I made one too! 

Mine is still big and the only way I can get it on location is with my old van, which I don't own any longer.  :huh:


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10 months 4 weeks ago #611306 by Roger Lang
OMG, I can relate!

Does this video look familiar peeps?



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10 months 4 weeks ago #611380 by Finn
Nice!  Well the size of this folded up is perfect.  But how are they keeping it standing when extended?  Is that velcro holding it together? 


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10 months 3 weeks ago #611491 by No Show
Ha!  I had made one of these back in the day as well.  Actually I still have that in the garage somewhere. 

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10 months 3 weeks ago #612224 by Ian Stone
Had a two 4x8' sheets set up like that myself, but tossed out because it took to much space up!  Plus in the city, it's nearly impossible to carry around.


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10 months 3 weeks ago #612400 by Joe Vertz
Are you using a single light source when shooting at one of these things?  


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10 months 2 weeks ago #613094 by Doug Taylor
Super cool, but how do they ship this too you with out costing a fortune? 


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10 months 2 weeks ago #613104 by Tim Reeder
Good clip from these guys 



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10 months 2 weeks ago #613299 by Roy Wilson
That's the way to do it, have one of these set up on both sides of your subject.  

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