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HDRI search & pricing.....
show user profile  FX
I'm looking for decent *affordable* HDRI's with back-plates, preferably of Australian farm/rural-scape, bonus would be with sheep, cattle and topless ladies in the shot.
I found some at and am waiting on a quote, I'm assuming I can't afford them as I need to ask for a quote...

...meanwhile I tripped over this site in my search....

...can someone confirm there's an error on the site and the decimal point has moved too far to the right ?

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1/16/2015 5:17:59 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 5:18:53 AM)
show user profile  FX
Holy bejeezuz batman, I've just been quoted for one HDRI and backplates from bearstock...need to remortgage the house.

edit: Ok, naive question...why are these things so damn expensive ?

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1/16/2015 7:55:43 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 8:03:38 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Try these free sites, you might get a lucky one that shows what you need:

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1/16/2015 9:03:36 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:05:40 AM)
show user profile  FX
cheers mike...bookmarked....

I tried a while ago, none of the field hdr's have backplates.

I managed to find an airfield that could pass as a farm, it's just to showcase the "backplate" technique to a client, he currently wants his product on white backgrounds, need to show him how cool it can look:)

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1/16/2015 9:13:29 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:26:01 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Never give them more than they ask for, the pay will be the same and they'll start asking for your "special touch" on all future products. More work, same pay = lose-lose.
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1/16/2015 9:29:22 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:29:22 AM)
show user profile  FX
Special touch comes at a price...just sorted that out with him yesterday, I'm on an hourly rate now...just bored dude, concrete drinking troughs on white backgrounds...dull dull dull...:(

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1/16/2015 9:33:09 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:33:09 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
Ah, hourly rate. :) That's how I like to get paid. Sounds like you're onto a winner with your client. Tell him he needs some birds in the background flying away and charge extra; can just use Debris Maker 2, will take 2 minutes to do.
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1/16/2015 9:38:51 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:38:51 AM)
show user profile  FX
This client was the "endless revisions"type, I put my foot down yesterday and sent a ranty email, seemed to do the trick, I now bill him in post for "work done".

They're drinking troughs full of water , I'm itching to put a rubber duck in one, or some fish and animate them, a guy surfing, anything to break the monotony...28 scenes...all concrete tubs :(

So I'm going to liven it up with a an extra of course....;)

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1/16/2015 9:51:15 AM (last edit: 1/16/2015 9:51:15 AM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I could send the models over for this if you want to jazz it up a little:

Website | Blog | Contact | Vimeo

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1/16/2015 12:28:05 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 12:28:05 PM)
show user profile  FX
hah cool...I sent him this...don't think he was impressed :)

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1/16/2015 12:36:10 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 12:36:10 PM)
show user profile  FX
For the record, if your wanting these HDRI's... go for bearstock, I got quotes from both and bearstock are half the price of maground for full rights.

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1/16/2015 1:01:49 PM (last edit: 1/16/2015 1:01:49 PM)
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