I want to tell you right off the bat that when I can I use rolls of photographic backgrounds and specialized background strands. It is also a fact that I very rarely do portrait types of work so my set up must be made each time I decide to venture into this kind of work.
This video is excellent in explaining how to pick out the backgrounds on a DYI project, talks about basic lighting and explains how to make your own portable stand for these backgrounds.
Even if you are not interested is worth listening and watching how the creator goes about making all of this happen
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