February 2018 PHOTONS Club Meeting & Make Your Own Backdrop Party

Published on: December 27, 2017

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Please join us for the DCTC PHOTONS Club (Dakota County Technical College’s Photography Club) February 2018 meeting. We’ll be discussing club business for the first 15-20 minutes, then we’ll be making our own muslin or canvas backdrops led by Darrell Tangen. All are welcome!

What: PHOTONS Meeting & Make Your Own Backdrop Party

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 4 p.m.

Where: DCTC Room 1-107


The purpose of this workshop is to show participants how to make their own photographic studio/portrait backdrops using canvas or muslin cloth and coloring it with dye to create special patterns and shapes. Everyone interested needs to contact Scott Glime or Darrell Tangen prior to workshop so that materials can be prepared. Each participant wishing to create a backdrop will need to bring a 30 gallon plastic garbage can ($10 -$14 at Mendards) and some clothes dye (2 packs for muted colors, 3-4 packs for vibrant coloring).

There will be a cost for the canvas/muslin. Approximate costs: An 8″ x 9″ backdrop would cost about $15. A 10 foot x 10″ backdrop would be $24.

The dying process should take about 30 minutes, then we’ll rinse them and you can bring them home to dry. Total time should be around 2 hours.

You can get a stand for your backdrop for around $35. Check out some of the options on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=backdrop+stand

If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments.

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