Did you catch my round up of DIY Photo backgrounds? Today I'm sharing how I've been taking some of my photos for a couple of years. My sweet hubby put this PVC backdrop stand together for me. We loosely based it on this tutorial, but adapted it for a tabletop stand, since most of my blog projects are smaller and will fit in front of a smaller backdrop.
This is the assembled stand. I put a piece of foam board in the back to hide my junk, but then I decided I'd let you see it so below is just the stand. (and my unorganized junk in the background.)
To make your own you will need:
1/2 inch PVC schedule 40
a cutting tool
4 end caps
2 90 degree elbows
Cut your PVC as follows:3- 25 inch pieces, 4- 6 inch pieces, and 2- 14 inches pieces.
The four 6-in pieces make the base by connecting to the tees and are capped off with end caps. One of the 25 inch pieces makes the top and the two 14-in pieces make the sides. The elbows connect them.
This is the set up with the 14 inch sides. If I want it taller, I remove them and replace them with the other two 25-in pieces.
Clamp posterboard or fabric to the frame and you're ready to go. I purchased a cheap pack of colored poster board from the Dollar Tree and can throw it away when it gets bent.
Just for fun, here's my 50mm lens shot on a poster board background.
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