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Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White)

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Botero Backgrounds are a result of many years of hard work and dedication to improving the products in order to guarantee the quality that distinguishes Botero from other sources.

Continual participation in international events related to photography and publicity, has permitted them to stay up to date with current trends such as colors and textures.

Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints.

Durable cotton-poly blend material on a steel Frame
Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
When closed they form a circle of 24" (60cm) in diameter
Color #037 - Black/White
Size 5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White)
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    Botero#037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White)
     
    4.1

    (based on 93 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (40)
    • Durable (39)
    • Portable (27)
    • Lightweight (24)
    • Quick setup (21)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)
    • Heavy / bulky (4)
    • Wrinkles (4)
    • Weak (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (35)
    • Portraits (29)
    • General purpose (21)
    • Travel (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (21), Experienced (17), Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (9), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for tight spaces

    I bought this one and the chroma-key blue/green version. I have found the black and white to be more useful than the chroma-key for still photo. When it pops open in a condo...Read complete review

    I bought this one and the chroma-key blue/green version. I have found the black and white to be more useful than the chroma-key for still photo. When it pops open in a condo living room it seems HUGE. I was afraid I would never get it put away again, but it proved remarkably easy to fold up and get back into its bag after a few tries. It is easy to support from just the provided top loop, letting the bottom edge drag on the floor a bit to steady it. With a typical indoor ceiling the 7 foot height is just right. The black and white do not reflect color back into the subject. It is great for covering background clutter impossible to get out of frame in a small improvised studio. The storage bag is reasonably sturdy.

    It is not very opaque, but with care the black side can photograph quite black if there is no light behind it. The cloth seems a bit thin, but the rim is strong, stiff and reinforced. I had been using two light stands and some sheets over a crossbar. This uses just one stand or can be fastened to a something like a bookshelf with a few heavy clothes pins. You cannot flare it out onto the floor to eliminate a visual floor/ceiling seam like you can with a loose muslin backdrop.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not everything I'd hoped for, but nice

    I bought this to use as a general backdrop for photography for a magazine we publish. As a designer first and foremost, and a photographer a distant second, I needed something simple, easy...Read complete review

    I bought this to use as a general backdrop for photography for a magazine we publish. As a designer first and foremost, and a photographer a distant second, I needed something simple, easy to use and portable. Also, we don't have a lot of storage space, so I needed something collapsible. This fits the bill for me in those areas, so I can generally get good shots off with this, all the while having it collapse and take up a minimal amount of storage space. I also like that the white side can be used as a reflector if need be.

    My main complaints would be the blue edging.. why blue? It makes isolating elements in front of it harder.. make the edging black at least. Also, the material wrinkles VERY easily. Fortunately the wrinkles tend disappear with the right lighting, but it's unsightly and there have been some shots where they were noticeable. I was expecting (as I've seen on other collapsible backgrounds a material that wouldn't wrinkle.
    Lastly, the white side gets dirty VERY easily, and was dirty when we received the backdrop.

    For the cost, it's a good option, however.

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    5.0

    Works perfect for Headshots.

    By Mistypointmedia

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

      Easy to set up. I may purchase a stand to set it in in the future. Was able to hang it from the sub-ceiling and it worked fine. Blew out the white background with a speedlite. Could also used color filters to change the color of the background.
      Practice getting it back into the sleeve before going to the customer's location. It does not come with instructions, but, as always, YouTube had the required info. After 30 minutes of wrestling with it, I was successful. At the customer's office, I got it on the second try.
      Paid for itself the first time I used it.

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      3.0

      Not as good as expected

      By Matthew Poon

      from Perth, Western Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Crinkly
      • Dirty

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Products

      Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

      I bought the product for use with deep etching people or products. Unfortunately the screen is very crinkly and the white part of the backdrop arrived marked already. Might be better to spend a bit extra to get a better quality backdrop.

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      3.0

      Great Portable Backgrounds

      By Photosniper

      from NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

        Great Product, takes getting used to collapsing but once you get the hang of it, it's great.

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        4.0

        Good background for the price

        By TheAlchemist

        from Arlington, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

          I have a couple of these Botero collapsible backgrounds and overall I am pleased. It is great for location shooting or in a small studio. This particular background is a bit thin on the white side as other may have mentioned resulting is a very light gray appearance, but with proper background lighting it brightens up to a nice white. For the price I think these are worth it. Collapsing the background does take a bit of practice but once you have it down it is fairly simple and quick.

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          3.0

          Go Anywhere BG

          By Matt

          from Perth, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

            The first thing I noticed when I received this was there was a lot of Black dye marks on the white side. Obviosly the black dye has bled through where it was folded downand it is very noticable when lighting for a light grey or mid tone grey.
            It is so easy to use...just 'pop' it out, hang it off a stand and you have a full back ground...

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            5.0

            Good Product

            By jimmyd

            from SC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Special Events

              Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

              This is a great money product and it does what it is supposed to do.

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              5.0

              USING THIS PRODUCT IS AS EASY AS 123

              By Ethan

              from Bloomfield, NJ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                Using this product is ABSOLUTELY EASY. It's so light & collapsible that you can carry it anywhere you want. 

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                5.0

                Great product.

                By Mel

                from Atlantic Beach, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Convenient

                Cons

                • Difficult to fold

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                Handy and convenient. Difficult to fold initially but if you look at the video and try it a few times, it becomes easy.

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                3.0

                Works - but doesn't impress

                By DWade

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                      Used for head and shoulder portraits for on site studio work. The white comes off kind of grey due to the thin fabric showing a little black through. I can fix this in Photoshop easy enough though. The frame is weak, and needs some tweaking every time you open it or else you wind up with loose fabric. It's not quite as square as the product photo suggests.

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                      4.0

                      As advertised

                      By Andrew

                      from Washington D.C

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                        Use it primarily for head shots and portraits.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent value

                        By Marty

                        from Chatham, NJ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Studio

                          Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                          Purchased this collapsible background for quick portraiture set-ups. Very simple to use and well made.

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                          5.0

                          Must Have Item

                          By ASA 1958

                          from Phoenix, AZ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Attach Securely
                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                            I own many colors. Great in studio or on location.A snap to change compared to seamless paper.

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                            5.0

                            Great Sudio Gadget!

                            By ASA 1958

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Attach Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors

                              Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                              Very easy and versatile to use. I own many different colors. A snap to change while shooting. Takes a bit of practice to learn how to fold. The tutorial video is great and very useful.

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                              3.0

                              Good for the price

                              By fporta

                              from Miami, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Weak

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors

                                Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                This background saves space, and it's not too hard to close.
                                The backgrouns it's a little weak and I was expecting something more sturdy.

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                                4.0

                                Good product

                                By Jean

                                from Montreal, Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                  I use the collapsible background for talking head and it works well. Easy to fold and to use. The white could have been whiter though.

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                                  4.0

                                  Well worth the money!

                                  By Photo Enthousiast

                                  from Alberta, Canada

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Very portable

                                  Cons

                                  • Wrinkles

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • On Location

                                  Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                  I have used the screen for portrait work while on location. It was a manageable size, but I think it would have been worth it to also buy the stand. It is a little flimsy and the wrinkles do show in the pictures (thank goodness for photoshop). BUT for [$] I am very happy with it and will get lots of use out of it!

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                                  4.0

                                  Good Value

                                  By MK

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good value
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Completely Straight

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                  This is a very versatile piece of equipment. Once you have figured out how to fold it back together (google the online tutorial), it is also very convenient.
                                  In order to set it up straight, I recommend clamping it to a light stand on either side.
                                  The size is perfect for 3/4 portraits - even full body portraits if the model is not very tall.
                                  The only negatives I can find are:
                                  The background is not completely straight - due to the pop-up construction and large size. This means, to get an even background, you have to force it to be straight by clamping it to light stands or something else straight.
                                  The white side is not very bright. The material is relatively thin, and the black fabric on the other side makes the white side look a bit dull. If you want a completely white background, you'll have to use a strong background light.
                                  Considering the price and convenience, these are only minor complaints.

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                                  3.0

                                  good backdrop

                                  By sara

                                  from cedarhurst, ny

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Value

                                  Cons

                                  • Doesnt hold its own weigh
                                  • Wrinkles

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Against a wall

                                  Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                  this is a pretty good inexpexive background, the only problem is that the fabric gets wrinkled and you can see the wrinkles inthe photos. you will either have to photoshop or play around with teh f stops to make sure they are not visible in the photo. it self standing, but has to be leaning against a wall. otherwise, it will flop down.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good background

                                  By Chase

                                  from Boulder, CO

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                        Pretty good background. A bit tricky to fold back up, but that's normal for a background this big.

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                                        4.0

                                        I likes

                                        By Stefnyi

                                        from New Jersey

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors

                                          Comments about Botero #037 Collapsible ReversibleBackground (5x7') (Black/White):

                                          ALthough there are some wrinkle lines it was nothing i had to seriuosly worry about. this is a fast set up and I like it

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