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Diffusing Fabric for Photo Tent
Jun 19th, 2019 at 3:27pm
 
Dragging out, hanging, and unrolling a 10' roll of photo backdrop paper is so frustrating I seldom take pictures.  After watching some videos on making photo tents I made one using 1/2" PVC pipe, elbows with side elbow fittings, and socket by male thread fittings.  Total cost $18.

I have fabric to hand from the back and extend across the table as a backdrop, but with trips to two different JoAnn Fabrics stores I still haven't found what I think would be effective diffusing fabric to drape across the top and two sides.  Netting, voile, and similar don't diffuse the light from a small Maglite; other fabrics don't seem to let enough light through.

Can anyone tell me what to ask for?
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Re: Diffusing Fabric for Photo Tent
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 4:35pm
 
I would look at these to help determine which type of product is best for your application.

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If you're just looking at cloth, depending on the color you want, you can get large muslin backdrops at Amazon starting at around $15 and going sky high from there.
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Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 5:09pm
 
Thanks for the prompt reply.  I have cloth for a backdrop, what I need is diffusing fabric for the sides and top.

If I used cut and paste properly, this link should show a photo tent or shed.  All of the surfaces of the tent or shed are covered with diffusing fabric.

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Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 6:39pm
 
So, you're looking for something like this
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YES YES YES
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Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 8:54pm
 
It's also available at many places, now you know what to call it.

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Get as much as you need for your tent, make a softbox, etc
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Re: Diffusing Fabric for Photo Tent
Reply #6 - Jun 19th, 2019 at 10:11pm
 
Don Stephan wrote on Jun 19th, 2019 at 3:27pm:
Can anyone tell me what to ask for?


You want a lightweight white nylon.  Rip-stop nylon works unless the item you are shooting is very glossy.  Then the grid in the nylon reflects in the item surface.  Don't use a bed sheet.  Light can go through the holes between threads,  but it is not translucent, and it will cause a color shift.  It is also possible that nylon can cause a color shift depending on the manufacturer and manufacturing process, but not usually.  I have had great luck with nylon.  I have used a lot because I make my living as a photographer.  I hope this helps.

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Reply #7 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 9:36am
 
Diffusion fabric is also available on Amazon.
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