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Impact Wall Mounting Kit with Metal Chain for Roll Paper

Impact Wall Mounting Kit with Metal Chain for Roll Paper

B&H # IMVPDDSMCK MFR # BGDS-K3M

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Key Features

  • 2x Triple Background Hooks
  • 3x Varidrives with Metal Chains
  • Holds 3 Seamless Backgrounds up to 9'
  • Fast Chain-pull Background Change
$13480
Reg. $224.80
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Savage Background Port-A-Stand Kit

Savage Background Port-A-Stand Kit

B&H # SABGSPASQ MFR # 62037-50

Key Features

  • 2 Support Stands
  • Telescopic Crossbar
  • Bag
  • Roll of 53" White Seamless Paper
$14487
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Impact BGS-S12-V2 Background Support System (12')

B&H # IMBGSS12V2 MFR # BGS-S12-V2

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Key Features

  • Holds up to 9' x 12 yd Seamless Paper
  • Supports Backdrops up to 20 lb
  • Support Stands Convert into Light stands
  • Crossbars Extend 6 to 12' Wide
$10495
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Impact Pro Backdrop Support Kit (12.9' Width)

B&H # IMBGPS440 MFR # BG-PS440

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Key Features

  • Two Light Stands, One Crossbar
  • Extra-Wide Stable Base
  • Maximum Height: 13.5'
  • Supports Backdrops up to 12.9' Wide
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$13995
Reg. $264.95
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Raya Background Support Kit (Small)

B&H # RABGSS10 MFR # BGS-S10

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Key Features

  • 2 Support Stands and 4-Piece Crossbar
  • 2 A-Clamps
  • 6' Maximum Height
  • Crossbar Extendable from 4.9' to 9.8'
$3995
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Impact Wall Mounting Kit for Holding Three Seamless Backdrops

B&H # IMVPDH3WK MFR # BGDS-K3

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Key Features

  • Includes Three Varidrives, Chains, Weights
  • Includes Two Triple Wall Hooks
  • Easily Raise/Lower Background Paper
  • Color-Coded Chains
$14680
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Raya Portable Studio Kit

B&H # RABGSS10PSK

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Key Features

  • Small Background Support Kit
  • 2 x A-Clamps
  • Carry Case for Storage or Transport
  • LED Lamp Holder with Umbrella Socket
$9950
Reg. $237.50
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Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System (Black)

B&H # IMDVPSSPBK MFR # BGSS-VK3B

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Key Features

  • Complete Studio Backdrop System
  • Accepts Three Backdrops
  • Includes All Components Except Backdrop
  • Includes Three Chain Drives and Weights
$24975
Reg. $351.75
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Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Kit

B&H # LALB1121 MFR # LL LB1121

Key Features

  • Magnetic Background Support
  • Light Stand
  • Blue Fabric Bag
$14988
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Westcott Background Support System (10.5' Width)

B&H # WEBK MFR # 9014

Key Features

  • 7-10.5' Width
  • 40 lb Weight Capacity
$14990
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Impact Basic Varipole Support System

B&H # IMVP712SPK MFR # BGSS-VKBS

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Key Features

  • 2x Varipoles
  • 2x Super Clamps with Studs
  • 2x U-Hooks
  • 1x Crossbar
$28270
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Savage Multiple Polevault System (12.6' Width)

B&H # SABGSMPV MFR # 63151

Key Features

  • 9.75' Stands
$22900
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Studio Essentials Wall Mounting Kit for Paper Rolls

B&H # STWMK MFR # INT312

Key Features

  • DIY Kit for Hanging Backdrop Paper
$6499
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Impact Collapsible Reflector / Background Holder Kit

B&H # IMLS8AIBSK

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Key Features

  • 1 x Air-Cushioned Light Stand: 8'
  • 1 x Reflector Holder
  • For Collapsible Reflectors / Backgrounds
  • Holds up to 60" Round Reflectors
$4232
Reg. $52.90
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Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System with Metal Chain Kit

B&H # IMVP712SPSK MFR # BGSS-VKDS

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Key Features

  • 2x Deluxe Varipoles
  • 2x Triple Background Hooks
  • 2x Super Clamps
  • 3x Varidrives with Metal Chains
$25875
Reg. $419.75
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Manfrotto Background Support System (9' Width)

B&H # MA1314B MFR # 1314B

Key Features

  • Securely Hold Background Paper
  • Max Height 8'
$27040
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Savage 12 x 12' Background Stand

B&H # SA601212 MFR # 601212

Key Features

  • Two Support Stands
  • Accommodates Multiple Backgrounds
  • Four-Section, Snap-Together Crossbar
  • Extended Width: 12'
$13099
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Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System (Silver)

B&H # IMDVPSSPSK MFR # BGSS-VK3S

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Key Features

  • Complete Studio Backdrop System
  • Accepts Three Backdrops
  • Includes All Components Except Backdrop
  • Includes Three Chain Drives and Weights
$24975
Reg. $341.75
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Studio Essentials COR761 Background Support with Telescopic Crossbar, Large

B&H # STCOR761 MFR # COR761

Key Features

  • 8.5' (2.6m) High, 10.3' (3.1m) Max Width
$11999
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Savage Economy Background Support (9.5' Width)

B&H # SABGSE MFR # 60099

Key Features

  • 7.75' Stands
$7392
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Westcott X-Drop Backdrop Stand for 5 x 7' Backdrop

B&H # WE570X MFR # 570X

Key Features

  • Freestanding / Telescoping Legs/Arms
  • Top/Bottom Hooks for Backdrop
  • Rubber Feet for Stability
  • Aluminum Composition
$9990
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Savage Universal Background Stand

B&H # SAUBGS MFR # 601024

Key Features

  • Three Support Stands
  • Two Interlocking 12' Wide Crossbars
  • Reinforced Crossbars Reduce Sag
  • Middle Bracket Allows for Corner Shoots
$18199
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Savage Stainless Steel C-Stand Kit with 53" x 18' White Seamless Paper (9.5')

B&H # SACSS200S50 MFR # CSS-200S-50

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 25 lb, Max. Height: 9.5'
  • Blue-Padded Handle for Comfortable Grip
  • Weight: 24 lb, Rocky Mountain Leg
  • 50" Roll #50 White Seamless Paper
$23299
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Fovitec Clip Stand Kit for Pop-Up Backgrounds and Reflectors (7.5')

B&H # FOSPK54004 MFR # SPK54-004

Key Features

  • 7.5' Light Stand
  • Clip for Holding Background
  • Spring-Cushioned Light Stand
  • For Pop-Up Backgrounds, Reflectors, More
$2595
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Manfrotto 2961D Complete Deluxe Autopole-2 Expan Kit

B&H # MA2960DB

Key Features

  • Includes: Black Deluxe AutoPole-2 Set, Background Holder Hook Set, and 3 Expan Drives
$56118
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Studio Essentials Small Background Support System (8.2' Width)

B&H # STBSS95 MFR # COR755

Key Features

  • 3 Section 8.2' Crossbar
  • 7.8' Stands
$6999
Reg. $82.99
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Manfrotto Complete AutoPole Expan Kit - Black

B&H # MA2960B MFR # 2961

Key Features

  • Includes: AutoPoles, Background Holder Hook Set, and 3 Expan Drives - Black
$48688
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Delta 1 Muslin Mover Two-Wall 27' System

B&H # DEMMS27 MFR # 44210

Key Features

  • Includes One Curved Track Section
$23695
Reg. $286.95
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Padcaster Universal Stand

B&H # THPCSTAND MFR # PCSTAND

Key Features

  • Designed to Hold Green Screen or Lights
  • Adjustable from 30 to 90"
  • 1/4"-20 Screw Stud
  • Green Screen Clamp Included
$4900
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Shopping for Backdrop Stands

Backdrop stands securely hold sheets of paper, cloth, or plastic that form the backgrounds for your photographs. Also known as backdrop holders, they also allow you to change the background setting to suit various types of photography jobs.

With stands, you can quickly switch from simple, plain backgrounds for official photographs to plain colors and patterns for family portraits. There are also photo-realistic scenes of comic characters or settings for fun snaps of kids. Backdrops feature a variety of materials, including seamless background paper, muslin, canvas, and velour, and you can find vinyl and PVC backgrounds as well. Whatever the material, you need the right backdrop stands to support them to ensure evenness and stability.


What Are Photography Backdrop Stands?

Backdrop stands are essentially simple frames on which to drape your backgrounds. They're generally comprised of two stands joined by crossbars, (backdrop poles), from which you hang your backgrounds. Most photography background stands feature tripod legs, and you can use sandbags and safety weights to provide extra stability. The most popular material is aluminum, which provides the right blend of strength and lightness. Most crossbars come in sections that telescope to allow for easy width adjustment.


How to Set Up a Backdrop Stand

Photo backdrop stands consist of interlocking components, which makes them relatively simple to assemble. It's mainly a matter of snapping the upright bars into the bases, and fixing the crossbars with spring clamps (A-clamps) or Velcro.

If you need to work on location, you can find compact and lightweight models that you can comfortably carry and assemble. They usually come in padded travel cases for protection and easy transport. These are ideal for use at events such as weddings, which require professional photography out in the field.


Backdrop Stand Sizes

The ideal dimension of your photography background stands depends on a number of factors. The two most important are the type and size of backdrop you'll be working with, and the amount of space you have in your studio. Backdrops come in standard sizes ranging from 3.5 feet wide, which are suitable for headshots and kids, up to 24-feet wide, which can accommodate entire families and are usable for video shoots.

If you plan to carry out large shoots, you can find stands comprised of three upright stands with two crossbars. They can offer widths of up to 24 feet, or serve to hold two different backdrops to allow speedy scene changes. They're also ideal for positioning in corners to maximize the use of space.

If you're very short on space, consider collapsible backgrounds. You can hang these from hooks or prop them up against a wall without the need for a stand.


Set up your photography studio for success with the backdrop stands and background support accessories available at B&H Photo and Video.

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