Waterproof background material for photographing marine specimens? Answered
A bit of background: I'm working on improving the quality of photos that get passed my way. A little bit of effort on the part of the photographers could save me countless photoshop hours on my end and likely preserve more useful information in the process! I'm hoping the DIY photographers out there might have some advice.
Photos are of marine creatures (therefore the subjects are necessarily wet and probably muddy!), taken at-sea (so the material needs to be fairly easy to pack up).
Can anyone suggest a material/product that is waterproof (gets wiped/cleaned between specimens) and is flat (not shiny)? Both black and white will be needed. I've used plexiglass but get a lot of glare, and one cruise used a piece of black cloth with the kind of result you see in the photo. Any thoughts would be appreciated!