3 DIY Ways to Hang a Backdrop

In this video, photographers Jay P. Morgan (from the Slanted Lens) takes a look at at 3 different ways to hang a back drop with (mostly) parts that you can buy for not too much money.

Morgan demonstrates 3 different ways – the first is quite simple and inexpensive using metal pipes that you can set up in your studio easily (just use 1/2 and inch and 1 inch pipes, usually used for plumbing). You can connect a curved one to the ceiling or the wall and two or more straight ones that will go through the backdrop and you have a strong and inexpensive hanger.

The second option you simply take your one-inch conduit, put it through your backdrop sleeve and attach it to a C-stand on each side. This is more expensive simply because you will need a set of C-stand which is expensive although as Morgan explains it you can also cut a hole through the tube and put it on a regular light stand.

The final example is ment to show a more complex project where Morgan and his team needed a curved backdrop and how they solved this problem with metal tubes that they curved.

You can check out more photography lighting technique videos on our dedicated lighting section here on LensVid as well as many more interesting DIY photography projects here on LensVid. If you like Jay P. Morgan’s videos there are many more on LensVid on the following link.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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