Originally Posted by Snoogz
How tall are you? To get that overhead shot of the jacket, while it sits on top a table, you must be like 7 feet tall? Unless you use a tripod, or its a really low table? My shots are done from the ground, while I stand.
I'm 6' 1". I jump in the air and take the photo real fast. Takes some practice but I've gotten pretty good at it.
In reality, I already had a 3-rung step stool for cleaning ceiling fans or whatever, so I stand on that.
Originally Posted by thefastlife
Looks pretty damn good... Will an arts and crafts store have this?
I bought the vinyl in a 6' x 9' roll on eBay, but a place like Joanne Fabrics will carry matte vinyl, just not sure what sizes they have. I cut a piece off the roll to fit my table and have a spare piece for whatever - probably backdrop eventually.
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
Here is a question. What color/collar type shirt and type of tie do you use? I don't particularly want to be changing it on a regular basis. What is the best all around combination for a set and forget mannequin?
I splurged on a new white spread collar shirt, size small & fitted (the mannequin is a size 38), from TJ Maxx on sale. It was impossible to find a clean white shirt at a thrift when I was purposefully looking for one...so for $5 extra vs. thrift prices I bought a new one and didn't have to hunt for it.
I use 3 pre-tied ties: one plaid bow tie, and two regular ties - one purple and one red. Use the bow tie for sport coats, and the regular ties for suits. Purchased on eBay from whatever US seller had the lowest prices with free fast shipping.