After photographing a few newborns, babies, and even a couple puppies, it occurred to me that I could make things a little easier on myself if I had a small background stand of some sort. Since I normally travel to a family’s home to make it easier on them, I realized I needed something that is light to carry around and easy to build and pull apart again. I also didn’t have a lot of money to spend on it, but it needed to be sturdy so it was safe to use around a newborn.
Somewhere online about a little over a month ago, I came across instructions for a DIY background stand made out of PVC. I didn’t think that I would blog about it until a few weeks ago, so unfortunately I don’t remember who made this design. I quickly typed the list of parts into my iPhone’s notepad and planned to pick up the necessary items of PVC at the Home Depot near my house.
The PVC background stand that you see below was very easy to make. I used a saw at the hardware store to cut the pipping, grabbed some of the necessary joints (I had ordered a few online already), and headed home to quickly put it together in about 5 min. The total cost for the stand was about $20.
When I was at the hardware store, I also picked up some cheap plastic clamps. Plastic clamps have been a great way to attach a blanket to the stand to use as the backdrop.
Below is a list of all the parts that were needed. Please note that the 3-way corner joints needed to be purchased online (click HERE) and all PVC pipping and joints were 3/4 of an inch.
7 ~ 44″ Long Pieces
4 ~ 19″ Long Pieces
2 ~ 24″ Long Pieces
4 ~ Bend Joints
2 ~ “T” Joints
4 ~ 3-Way Corner Joints
My friend and fellow photographer and blogger, Huong of Huong Forrest Photography also blogged about a DIY project this week. Check out what she made by clicking HERE!
Photos Taken With Instagram