How to Make Your Own Backdrop Stand Support

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How to Make Your Own Backdrop Stand Support
You can make your own backdrop stand using PVC piping. (alone young model in the photo studio image by Vasiliy Koval from Fotolia.com)

Most studio photographers use some type of backdrop when they are shooting studio work. Whether they are shooting portraits, still life or product photography, having a uniformed background goes a long way toward having your subject stand out. You can choose to buy a stand for your backdrop, which are available at most photography retailers. You can also build your own backdrop stand using 1-inch PVC piping and connectors.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 6-foot lengths of 1-inch PVC piping, 3
  • 12-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC piping, 4
  • 6-inch lengths of 1-inch PVC piping, 8
  • 1-inch "T" connectors, 6
  • 1-inch "L" connectors, 2

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert a 6-foot length of PVC piping into the vertical opening of one of the "T" connectors.

  2. 2

    Insert a 12-inch length of PVC piping into two remaining openings of the "T" connector, and attach another "T" connector to the ends of the two 12-inch lengths of PVC piping.

  3. 3

    Insert 6-inch lengths of PVC piping into the openings on the "T" connectors you just attached. Once installed, this forms the base and one support for your stand. Repeat these steps to create the second support.

  4. 4

    Connect an "L" PVC connector to the top of each stand.

  5. 5

    Insert the last 6-foot length into the two "L" connectors, forming the cross bar and completing your PVC backdrop stand.

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