How To: Stationary Photography Backdrops using only three materials

IMG_3668Photography backdrops can be such a pain. I found a perfect way to use my 5 backdrops easily that keeps them out of the way and works best for my needs. All of my backdrops are vinyl and 5×7 feet, but this way would definitely work for bigger backdrops as well.

What you need: 

-Cheap Metal Curtain rods that stretch the length of your backdrops

-Curtain Rod hooks to hold the backdrop and rod up on wall (these will come with the screws you need to put them in the wall)

– E-6000

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Tools: 

-Power Drill

-Screw Driver

-Measuring tape

Step 1:

Stretch each curtain rod out to the length you need it to go. Lay the backdrop out flat (face side down) and put a continuous line of E-6000 adhesive across the top of the backdrop. Place the metal curtain rod on top (make sure it is pressed down good onto the glue) and let it dry for about 2 hours or until it feels dry. Repeat this step until you have all your backdrops glued to rods.

Step 2:

While you are waiting on the glue to dry, you can start drilling the curtain rod hooks into the wall.

I drilled my first set of hooks 6 feet high and 5 1/2 feet apart. From there I went down around 2 inches for each of the other hooks but kept them all 5 1/2 feet wide. My shortest hooks were about 5 feet tall.

Step 3:

Roll up dried backdrops and place them on their hook!! They can be changed out to taller and shorter heights still.

This is a very easy and cheap way to hang your own backdrops!!!

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