Monthly Archives: March 2013

Backdrop Storage

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I’ve totally lost my mind and am starting up a CHLIDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The bain of my existence hardest part of this whole thing to figure out is how to store my backdrops. I’m lazy, I don’t like to iron those things every time I take one out. Idon’t like the tube storage system because if I can’t see it I don’t use it…. what is a girl to do?

Solution: Figure it out simply and cheaply (is that even proper use of the english language? Oh well, this is the internet, no one will notice).

Close up of a bazillion backdrops. This one has approx 20 hanging on there. Impressive!

Close up of a bazillion backdrops. This one has approx 20 hanging on there. Impressive!

This is a pull back of my shooting area. You can see the black backdrop stand holding the current 'in use' backdrop. 
Behind it is the second rack of backdrops (suspiciously empty looking... only 7 on this rack... I may have to go shopping...)
I have the floordrops sandwiched laying on the floor, I just switch them around as needed.

This is a pull back of my shooting area. You can see the black backdrop stand holding the current ‘in use’ backdrop.
Behind it is the second rack of backdrops (suspiciously empty looking… only 7 on this rack… I may have to go shopping…)
I have the floordrops sandwiched laying on the floor, I just switch them around as needed.

I use a clamp to hold the current 'in use' backdrop to the bar. Light duty so it doesn't mangle the backdrop.
You can see the stick that the backdrop is stored on just hangin' out in the back. I don't bother taking it off of that stick, it's an easy up, easy down system.

I use a clamp to hold the current ‘in use’ backdrop to the bar. Light duty so it doesn’t mangle the backdrop.
You can see the stick that the backdrop is stored on just hangin’ out in the back. I don’t bother taking it off of that stick, it’s an easy up, easy down system.

This is the setup of my shooting area.

This is the setup of my shooting area.

This is the main rack (one of two). It's mounted up on the wall, and is holding about 20 backdrops there. It's a dead simple concept, just two big hooks, a rod pocket sewn onto the end of each backdrop, and a piece of wood trim to hold it up there between the hooks.

This is the main rack (one of two). It’s mounted up on the wall, and is holding about 20 backdrops there. It’s a dead simple concept, just two big hooks, a rod pocket sewn onto the end of each backdrop, and a piece of wood trim to hold it up there between the hooks.

Please note the ladder in the corner.... I'm short... like 5 foot 2 inches. So I need very strong muscular man like Channing, or a ladder to get my backdrops down. Sadly Mr. Holoboff would be miffed if I had Mr. Tatum at my beck and call, so I bought a ladder.

Please note the ladder in the corner…. I’m short… like 5 foot 2 inches. So I need very strong muscular man like Channing, or a ladder to get my backdrops down. Sadly Mr. Holoboff would be miffed if I had Mr. Tatum at my beck and call, so I bought a ladder.

Well there you have it folks, my version of an organized, easy to use backdrop system in a teeeeeny tiny photography studio (did I mentin it’s 13×14 feet) TEEEEEENNNNYYYYY.
–Melissa