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
Britney Mills says
I love the color of the chevron! And the picture looks awesome as well! Thanks for sharing!
Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys
Lorene Nance says
I love your backdrop stand and I LOVE the one of her with her tap shoes showing! So cute. The backdrops are so fun!
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
oh wow that is so cool. I guess I could call harry, ron and hermione my only photo back drop. This would be way better! no seriously I think I need to check out getting a backdrop set up
Becky @ Utah Sweet Savings says
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
Marissa Sexton says
This is absolutely ingenius Deb! I pinned this morning for future reference. Great job!!
What a great tutorial, I could use something like this for my food pictures! Thanks for sharing –
Yvonne @ Triedandtasty.com
Kimberlee Gibson says
What a great idea – I am going to show this to my husband and see if he can fix one up for me – we have some of those pipe fittings but not all of them. Thanks for sharing.
I've been wanting to make one of these for pictures of my little guy. Thanks! I've pinned it!
A Tossed Salad Life
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
Okay so can you break this down for travel, then? Or did you glue the joints? Or do you have the option of doing either? Because this looks very do-able, but it's so big… I don't have an actual studio to store something like that. 😉
Rochelle Barlow says
What a great stand! I need to make one for myself for when I make videos for my blog. It wouldn't hurt if I had a cute background for photos for my kiddos as well. I am going to pass this on to a few of my photography friends as well.
Cathy Trochelman says
Thanks for the tutorial – pinning for future reference! 🙂