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Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

Hi all,
For an upcoming photoshoot, I am looking to buy some nice studi backgrounds but really can't find anything online in CH, or on Ricardo.ch is damn overspriced, I looked at Amazon but shipping costs are huge.
Any ideas where to get foto backgrounds in CH ?
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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

Are you looking for the Colorama type of thick paper backgrounds on a roll, or fabric backdrops.

I used to have a long black velvet end of roll for portraits and a white one for kids photos. Many of my backgrounds were odd lengths of fabric from sales and charity shops.
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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

Depending on what background you are actually looking for, and what you think is cheap - you can get seamless paper from www.profot.ch for a reasonable price.
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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

thanks Ill take a look
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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

Hei everyone,

I am facing the same problem. Not looking for plain backgrounds but more solid tabletop pieces from metals of wood. To use for product and food photography. Anyone has an idea or something like it at home?

Particularly sizes from 1.5m x 1.5m on would be perfect.
example: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/528398968770885466/

Should have a texture and bit of a used looks, preferably washable and water resistant.

As for my tips go..brockenhauses or making deals with fellow photographers and buying backdrops together and sharing costs. Also etsy is sometimes a good platform, depends what you are looking for.

Good luck and thank you for all your tips already in advance!

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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

@Helena - on Galaxus.ch you can find a few options for studio background systems which seem reasonably priced. Check under 'blitzbeleuchtung-zubehör' or 'flash lighting accessories' on the english site. They have products from Dörr, Westcott, Manfrotto, and more.

@Mojca - at most Bau&Hobby, Do It Yourself, Hornbach, and probably all the other home improvement stores they have a box somewhere in the Woods section with discounted pieces, mostly with a chip on the side or a misaligned cut. These woods are very cheap and come in a range of finishes and styles. They are not always square though, so you might have to pop in every once in a while to see what they have. If you add chalk paint to it you've got yourself a versatile background.
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Re: Where to buy cheap photography backgrounds in CH ?

Jeebers...I read that as pornography backgrounds.
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