VeryJane.com provided the backdrops featured with this Backdrop Stand Tutorial. The stand was created 100% by my husband and I and all opinions are my own.
When I started my photography business six years ago, I began shopping for backdrop stands, but, I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. I wanted more width and height than I could easily find at the time and I really wanted my stand to have two cross beams — one tall for brides/adults and one shorter for babies and toddlers. Price was also a factor; I needed the stand to be affordable.
After talking about it with my husband, we decided we could make what I wanted out of PVC, easily and at an affordable price. We built this backdrop stand back in 2009 and I have been using it ever since. I have successfully used it for indoor bridals and families, but it is best used for children and babies.
You will need:
1-inch PVC pipe in various lengths. We cut ours with a saw, but a lot of home improvement stores will cut them for you.
- 2 Crossbars – 60 inches long, each
- 4 Side supports- 36 inches long, each
- 4 Bottom supports- 30 inches long, each
- 2 Elbow joints
- 4 Tee joints