I searched the internet for ideas and inspiration on DIY photo backdrops and props. I came across one blog post on how to make a DIY photo backdrop stand out of PVC pipe and instantly knew I wanted to create my own. So I did! And it was super easy and cheap. (Follow the link for the full tutorial.)
Creating this photo backdrop stand only cost me $3. We had plenty of PVC pipe in our barn already. My father also has a PVC pipe cutter, so he was nice and helped me cut all the pieces. After that, all I had to do was connect them together. I only had four T-shape connectors and needed four more, so I made a trip to Lowe's and paid $3 for a 10 pack of them.
I also purchased a white shower curtain to hang from the photo backdrop stand as a background for now. I haven't been able to use the backdrop stand to it's full potential because it's been too windy outside and I don't have all the props I want for it yet. I have used it inside a little bit though.
I tried a photo shoot with the rat brothers, Jack and Gus. I purchased some sheer blue sparkly material from the fabric store and hung it over the shower curtain. I wanted to try bubbles as a photo prop of sorts, but I only had cheap bubbles from a wedding and they kept popping before they reached the rats. My daughter was my assistant bubble blower. So anyways, we may try the bubble thing again some other time with better quality bubbles I guess.
|My favorite photo from the shoot.|
Where was Shiner during all of this? Well, she was concerned because I wasn't taking her photo so she started sticking her snout in the middle of our shoot.
I put her outside so she could potty and do her doggy stuff. Two minutes later I looked behind me and saw this...
|Why aren't you taking my picture?!|
So anyways, I've got tons of fun ideas in my head and can't wait to use them. If you are considering making one of these DIY photo backdrop stands for yourself, I would recommend it. I think it's going to be a lot of fun to use later on.