, If you are setting up a studio whether on location or in your shoot space, figuring out how to hang a backdrop can be a pain.
In the following video from The Slanted Lens, Jay P. Morgan shows us three ways to hang a backdrop. Two of them are simple and the third one more complex. The first solution when looking for a way to hang a backdrop for your studio portraits is to use a 1/2 inch plumbing pipe, an elbow and a plate. This solution is a bit more permanent as you’ll be drilling and securing the apparatus to your ceiling or wall. Then slip on a 1-inch pipe and use clamps to hold you backdrop in place.
The second method is more transportable. Jay P. shows us that using a 1-inch pipe and putting it through the backdrop sleeve, then attach it to a C-stand on both sides. If you don’t have C-Stands, or you don’t want to buy C-Stands, you can use regular stands, but you’ll have to drill some holes.
The third and final method is a little more difficult but allows you to get different angles while still being able to use the backdrop and not run out of space. In this method, you would bend the 1-inch and 1-and-a-quarter inch pipes to make a curved backdrop. Then you can attach it using clamps on hooked C-stand arms.
Watch the 10-minute video below to see how these three methods are done so you can make your own backdrop holders with ease.