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wickidwombat:
Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D

gmrza:

--- Quote from: wickidwombat on June 14, 2012, 08:29:45 PM ---Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D

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At $30 a tile, it will still be a lot more expensive than tileboard is in the USA.  I haven't even looked at the price of perspex sheets, I think that will be a worse shock.

We have the added problem of having converted a carpeted room into a studio - so my first challenge is creating a hard floor.  Right now, ripping up the carpet and replacing it isn't in the budget....

wickidwombat:

--- Quote from: gmrza on June 17, 2012, 04:37:46 AM ---
--- Quote from: wickidwombat on June 14, 2012, 08:29:45 PM ---Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

well I couldnt find the stuff here in aussie but i have found something pretty awesome i thought i would share
and you get it from ikea!

http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/00178215/

use the white side gives a nice durable reasonably cheap reflective floor surface

just thought i'd share in case anyone else has been hunting for something like this :D

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At $30 a tile, it will still be a lot more expensive than tileboard is in the USA.  I haven't even looked at the price of perspex sheets, I think that will be a worse shock.

We have the added problem of having converted a carpeted room into a studio - so my first challenge is creating a hard floor.  Right now, ripping up the carpet and replacing it isn't in the budget....

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i would just get some 25mm MDF sheets and lay them down maybe run some timber battons on top of the carpet first to leave an air gap to stop it going mouldy then you can nail the MDF sheets to the battons
it can be quite easily full removed then

I know $30 is more than the yanks pay for tile board but this is the closest stuff i found that can be easily aquired locally :(
it is good and durable too

V8Beast:

--- Quote from: wickidwombat on June 14, 2012, 08:29:45 PM ---Ok so i have searched and searched for Tileboard
you know the stuff that Zack Arias uses
http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

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Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Awesome info, as I've been trying to figure out how to emulate that white background effect for my product shots. I need to pick up some of that tile board. I just hope I can fit the 4x8 foot sheets in my van :)

I had to take some product shots of several engines recently, and since these suckers weigh 400-600 pounds each, you can't exactly transport them into a studio. I shot them in the shop using a big ass reflector as the backdrop, and the results sucked balls. I never want to spend that much time in photoshop again, so I'm eager to try out some tile board along with some rolls of paper. 

TrumpetPower!:

--- Quote from: wickidwombat on June 14, 2012, 08:29:45 PM ---http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

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That is an awesome link -- thanks for posting it! I'll be shooting some artwork against white seamless in the coming weeks, and I've been dreading it a bit...but the simple addition of some of those folding doors should take out all the dread. I haven't decided yet if I want the glossy reflection of the tile board for this particular shoot, but it's cheap enough here in the States that I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks!

b&

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