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    Need a flag background

    Going to be doing military portraits and I need a flag background. Any idea where I could get somehting large enough??

    Thanks in advance...
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    a flag large enough will set you back and it's illegal for a flag to touch the ground my friend!

    nice avatar! glad you put it up!
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    have you thought of maybe

    asking the site co-ordinator if they can provide a flag or even talking to someone at the school or military base where you will be shooting....just some thoughts

    or projecting a flag behind the couples against a backdrop?
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    Have you thought of photoshop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    Going to be doing military portraits and I need a flag background. Any idea where I could get somehting large enough??

    Thanks in advance...
    I would think that would be easy to drop in, unless of course, you don't want to mess with post editing...
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    Post is impossible, we're printing as soon as the shot is taken.

    Projector won't work, the flashes will drown out the image.

    As for the legality of the flag touching the ground, I doubt anyone will care...

    I am leaning towards contacting a local VFW and see what they can do for me. I found one that had a cheesy stars and stripes patter for a bit under 400 dollars...I could not close the browser window fast enough...

    Thanks everyone.
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    I'm sure you have already considered this, but could you do a regular sized flag on a pole beside and slightly behind with a plain background? I know this is the usual portrait, but sometimes the simple is the best.

    Terry (non-portrait photographer)

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    Terry,

    I've thought about that, but they want something like cadet portraits, background pretty much is entirely flag.

    I found a cheap 8 footer, that oughta do.

    Thanks for everyone's input!!
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    Now I'm anxious to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian
    Terry,

    I've thought about that, but they want something like cadet portraits, background pretty much is entirely flag.

    I found a cheap 8 footer, that oughta do.

    Thanks for everyone's input!!

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    Liz,

    I ended up getting the 6x10 foot, it arrived today. Beautiful flag and very reasonably priced. I can definitely see myself doing more with this than just using it as a backdrop.
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