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  2. It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of one of our long-standing members, Gary Coyle.
    Many visitors will recognise both his work as a sports photographer, and his name as a prominent community member. He registered with Talk Photography back in 2006, not long after the start of the site and has been a regular contributor since.

    It goes without saying that Gary will be sorely missed by many members, and his passing is a huge loss to the photography community.

    Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

    Funeral details :
    Dewsbury Crematorium
    Tuesday 13th September 2016 at 2pm.
    Afterwards at Batley IDLC (Batley Nash).
    All welcome.

    There is also a discussion thread here if anyone wishes to add their own thoughts.

    The Mod Team

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  1. stringy


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    I have seem some photographs where the subject is reflected on on the floor. Not a mirror reflection but more subtle than that.

    Either the floor is shiny or they have done soemthing in photoshop.

    Assuming it is the floor what sort of surface could have been used and where could you get it from?
  2. ruvor


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  3. ruvor


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    it's called perspex, sold by the sheets for retail fittings, stage productions, tradeshows, etc. look it up on ebay.co.uk there are a few sellers there, and also google it, one company is called www.theplasticshop.co.uk ... you can even buy samples from their HUGE range off their website for like only £5. But if you're going to get something over 4' in length or width, i'd highly suggest a depth of 4mm or more, as it will be very bendy! some people mount them to boards, but i just keep them loose and change them out for different shoots, by using them on a low table (about 2-1/2 feet from the floor) which gives perfection results in terms of background, etc.
    our studio has 5 of these in various colours (white, black, clear, emerald, red) around 6'x4' each, I seem to remember they'll set you back about £200each with the delivery, and with the thickness i recommended (really makes a hug difference).
    Highly recommend them, as you'll save tons of £££ on wasted background paper, and your models will be able to wear heels and/or any shoes without worry, as it just wipes clean!
    very high fashion and good for product work too.

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