How To Build A Background Stand For Photography

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Make Your Ain Background Stands?

Dave T9 •

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Make Your Own Groundwork Stands?

The least expensive background stands are around $100 but more than typically around $170. Any one accept any plans or experiences in building your own background stands? I’yard thinking most using some 2 past four s and using a pall rod as the cross bar.

Zack Arias •

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RE: BG Stand up = Money well spent

Dave,

I tried many things when starting out. A set up like you are talking about, PVC piping, etc, etc… what I found was money spent on a decent BG stand up was coin well spent. I bought the cheapest Savage pack and information technology has served me well for 7 years now… I still use it.

Thanks,

Zack Arias

Atlanta, GA

http://www.usedfilm.com

Simon-Ph •

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I likewise like Savage.

I take the Roughshod Port-a-Stand package. At $100, I agree with Zack that it is money well spent. The stands that comes in the package is very solid for the price. I don’t fifty-fifty have money to buy expert strobes and softbox, but I did not mind buying this background bundle. Yep, yous tin can brand one from Home Depot parts, but sooner or subsequently y’all will be tempted to buy a existent background stand.

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Simon-Ph

I just built ane for $40 in materials

Dave,

You can build a background holder for reasonably inexpensive.

I have one that is made to hold my muslin groundwork. It is made of pvc pipage and is fully adjustable in acme from v to 9′. It won’t work for holding a paper groundwork merely I don’t program on that notwithstanding. Total price for materials was around $40.

Information technology is a basic batten and 2 inverted ‘T’ legs.

I used 2″ pipe for the ‘base’ of each leg, both the horizontal and vertical part of the inverted ‘T’.

I used 1 1/2″ pvc pipage for the batten and upper office of the legs. The 1 ane/2″ slides into the 2″ to requite me aligning vertically. A few threaded connectors in key places lets me pause it down to pieces no longer than v’ for storage or transport. Information technology is 10 feet broad as pvc pipe comes in 10′ lengths.

I utilize a couple of $1 spring clamps to spike the muslin over the crossbar.

Let me know if you want detailed construction instructions and I will mail them.

Yes, it is cheap. But it works for me and the price was right.

Todd

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Dave T9 •

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Re: I simply congenital one for $40 in materials

Todd,

Your plans sound smashing! Tin can you provide more instructions? Can yous post a moving-picture show of your stand up? What are spring clamps?

Dave

Todd Asher

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Dave,

Yous tin build a background holder for reasonably cheap.

I take one that is made to hold my muslin groundwork. Information technology is made of

pvc pipe and is fully adjustable in height from 5 to 9′. It won’t

work for holding a newspaper background but I don’t plan on that yet.

Total cost for materials was around $40.

Information technology is a basic crossbar and two inverted ‘T’ legs.

I used two” pipe for the ‘base’ of each leg, both the horizontal and

vertical part of the inverted ‘T’.

I used 1 1/2″ pvc pipe for the crossbar and upper role of the legs.

The 1 1/two” slides into the 2″ to give me adjustment vertically. A

few threaded connectors in cardinal places lets me intermission it down to

pieces no longer than 5′ for storage or transport. It is 10 feet

broad as pvc pipe comes in 10′ lengths.

I use a couple of $1 spring clamps to fasten the muslin over the

crossbar.

Let me know if y’all desire detailed construction instructions and I

will postal service them.

Aye, it is inexpensive. But it works for me and the price was right.

Todd

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Dave T9 •

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RE: BG Stand = Money well spent

Zack,

Currently the cheapest Savage is stand is the Economic system stand which sells for around $60. Is this the one that you bought? From the Savage Website, information technology is not clear, what the max width is??

Dave

Zack Arias

wrote:

Dave,

I tried many things when starting out. A fix like you are

talking about, PVC pipe, etc, etc… what I constitute was coin spent

on a decent BG stand up was money well spent. I bought the cheapest

Savage pack and it has served me well for 7 years now… I still

utilise information technology.

Thank you,

Zack Arias

Atlanta, GA

http://www.usedfilm.com

Zack Arias •

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RE: BG Stand = Coin well spent

Dave T9

wrote:

Currently the cheapest Roughshod is stand is the Economy stand which

sells for around $60. Is this the one that you bought? From the

Savage Website, it is not clear, what the max width is??

I have the porta stand.

http://world wide web.savagepaper.com/background_stands/page_14.html

It can accomodate ix foot seamless. It’s about $100 I call up. Don’t quote me. As well… check ebay. I have seen them go for expert deals on there.

Cheers,

Zack Arias

Atlanta, GA

http://www.usedfilm.com

Ashok Rai •

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I accept the “economy stand”

Dave,

I accept the economy stand from roughshod. It holds the 9′ seamless paper rolls without a problem. Hasn’t been knocked over still (I take a 3yr former and a 1yr sometime in and out of the room constantly).

I bought it from http://www.iconusa.com They have had pretty good service thus far.

Ashok

Dave T9

wrote:

Zack,

Currently the cheapest Savage is stand up is the Economy stand which

sells for effectually $lx. Is this the one that you bought? From the

Savage Website, it is not clear, what the max width is??

Dave

Zack Arias

wrote:

Dave,

I tried many things when starting out. A gear up like you are

talking near, PVC pipe, etc, etc… what I plant was money spent

on a decent BG stand was coin well spent. I bought the cheapest

Savage pack and it has served me well for 7 years at present… I yet

apply it.

Cheers,

Zack Arias

Atlanta, GA

http://www.usedfilm.com

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All parts constitute at Home Depot.

I glued all of the joints with regular pvc pipage cement. I cut the sections of pipe with a miter saw. The leg bases are v’ high – just cut the 10′ department in half. The inner part of the vertical arm is five’ long also and goes into the base.

Holes were drilled with a 7/16″ bit. Care must exist taken to line up the holes properly. I cut the holes in the bases and used those as a template for the others on the uprights.

The uprights will store inside the leg bases.

The part of the leg base that sits on the floor has threaded connectors to allow easy storage.

All threaded connectors were cemented to the pipage.

The crossbar is split up in half with a threaded connector so no slice is longer than v’.

I did this because the cheapest stand I could find at the time was hundreds of dollars. Information technology was besides fun just existence creative. Nosotros are all a bunch of creative people, aren’t we?

The others referenced in a higher place expect similar pretty good deals for the money. Had I known about them… who knows?

Todd

Dave T9

wrote:

Todd,

Your plans audio great! Can you provide more instructions? Can

y’all mail a picture of your stand? What are bound clamps?

Dave