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03-27-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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suggestions on portable back drop holder?

I was looking to invest in an inexpensive, easy to put together back drop holder for under 200 dollars.
size around 9-10 feet high, 12+ feet wide.

any suggestions much appreciated!!

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Check this out. You will need something heavy to weight the 'feet'; I use the legs of old denim jeans. Cut at the knee, whip stitch one end, fill with dry sand, tie the open end with a small bungee cord. For an actual backdrop you can get cotton muslin, spray paint it or tie-dye it---there are several references elsewhere on the web. Of course, you could buy a real backdrop-but that's another couple hundred dollars.
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Check this out. You will need something heavy to weight the 'feet'; I use the legs of old denim jeans. Cut at the knee, whip stitch one end, fill with dry sand, tie the open end with a small bungee cord. For an actual backdrop you can get cotton muslin, spray paint it or tie-dye it---there are several references elsewhere on the web. Of course, you could buy a real backdrop-but that's another couple hundred dollars.
thank you, Jfdavis58

are these types better then the colapsable "organ" type holders? around same price)
my wife needs the easiest to use and carry

thanks again,

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The side poles 'feet' fold and the center collapse to about 4 -5 feet long; the top piece telescopes down to about 4.5 feet when closed. They are very light and could be strapped together. Fits easy in a minivan, truck or large sedan. Length might be a problem with a compact car. Very easy to set-up and take down.

I don't know your exact size requirements; what you stated seems to be a bit large for portability. Maybe a hint has to what you might be shooting would help?

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The side poles 'feet' fold and the center collapse to about 4 -5 feet long; the top piece telescopes down to about 4.5 feet when closed. They are very light and could be strapped together. Fits easy in a minivan, truck or large sedan. Length might be a problem with a compact car. Very easy to set-up and take down.

I don't know your exact size requirements; what you stated seems to be a bit large for portability. Maybe a hint has to what you might be shooting would help?
Thank you again for your help!

basically what we are going to is bring the backdrop holder/ backdrop with us to people's houses. not sure the exact size needs, but would need it taller then an adult with enough negative space above the head as well.
the vast majority of the shots are of children (3 kids max), but if some parent wants a shot with there child we would have to entertain that idea as well

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In home portraiture; nice idea. Full length/height stuff takes a lot of room--that's a big imposition on the client. Have you looked at the People Popper? Single stand, T bar, 6 by 8 feet reversible backdrop. Good for up to three people in a 2/3 or 3/4 length situation. The whole rig fits in a pair of small duffle bags. Fun part is stuffing the backdrop into it's bag--not folded just wadded and stuffed in--wrinkles are part of the charm. Several colors--you can buy the cloth as a standalone. Sometimes it is on 'special' and then you get a small folding posing bench-very nice!
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