Got Your Back: Great New Backdrops and Props for Your Photo Studio

October 23, 2018

By Theano Nikitas

Editor’s Choice! Savage Seamless Paper

Savage has added a new size to its seamless paper line: at 86 inches x 12 yards, this new size provides enough coverage for a full-length portrait but still fits into your car for easy transport. This high-quality paper offers a non-reflecting surface and a fine-tooth feel. A full roll weighs about 14 pounds and is available in all 65 Savage Widetone Seamless Paper colors, from basic neutrals to colorful options like plum and flamingo.

Price: $50/roll

Adorama Glow Reflector Panel and Sun Scrim Kit

When you’re on location, sometimes you need to think outside the box. The 36 x 62-inch Adorama Glow Reflector Panel and Sun Scrim Kit can easily double as a backdrop when you need it. The tubular frame is easy to set up and break down and comes with two panels: reversible silver/solid white fabric and a translucent silk type fabric. Built to withstand outdoor use and windy conditions, the unit packs up neatly into its own carry bag.

Price: $99

Lastolite Tobacco & Olive Collapsible Background

Lastolite has just expanded its two-sided collapsible background collection. The deep, rich colors of tobacco and olive are perfect for portraits, still-life and even food photography. Like all of the 5 x 7-foot models in this collection, this dual-sided backdrop is portable, easy to set up and break down, and collapses to 1/3 of its size for convenient storage and transport. It also comes with its own carry bag.

Price: $220

Denny Manufacturing Printed Color Pops

Perfectly priced, these new Printed Color Pops backdrops, made with matte polypropylene, are lightweight but durable. Better yet, they’re available with an almost limitless number of designs—from Scenic, Abstract and Floral to Old Masters. Set them up with clamps on cross bars or lay them on the floor as a floor drop. For convenient storage, roll them up and tuck them away in a corner. They’re available in four sizes: 4 x 5 feet, 5 x 6 feet, 5 x 7 feet and 5 x 10 feet.


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