Do you have a lot of backdrops? I do, over 100 of them. I love Lemondrop Shop for my drops – their poly paper is my favorite and their drops come in 5′ wide by 6, 7 or 8′ high. Perfect for my Backdrop Rolling System by Studio Tools. (More on them in just a minute).
Storing all these backdrops is easy thanks to these handy carts (which have wheels). Each cart holds 21 rolled up backdrops. I keep my drops taped to PVC pipe to keep them free from wrinkle free, easy to organize and ready to go.
Get your cart here: Cart on Wheels
So, my handy husband has built me three backdrop systems – The first one I loved, then I realized I needed a platform to raise the baby/subjects up so I don’t have to kneel down. He then built a platform that was 12 inches high and covered with wood flooring which was also on wheels, so I could move it around. This system was made of steel and required welding, which made it hard for many people to build…… so we came up with a new system made of wood, that most handy husbands can easily build if they follow Studio Tools instructions.
Watch Video of it being used here: Video on You Tube (yes, my dog Marty follows me around all the time).
The latest version is awesome, has a FOLD UP platform, is super sturdy and I use it every day I shoot. It eliminates a lot of wasted time because I can load up to 3 drops up in a matter of minutes and begin my sessions.
Front view ^
folded up back side view ^
The platform is perfect for Lemondrop Shop’s floor drops, and we store our floor drops under the platform for easy access. Just roll your desired drop down, clamp it to a baseboard (here we use one from Organic Bloom Frame Company.
I always say, other than my camera and lighting, this in the most important piece of equipment I have. To order your instructions click on this link to Studio Tools etsy shop – it’s only $35 and you get an immediate download. Included in the instructions is where to purchase items needed.
Costs on materials were under $300 which included the laminate wood flooring.
I’d love to see photos of your system in use. email me at HoranBrenda@gmail.com