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Botero #023 CollapsibleBackground (5x7') (Dark Grey)

BH #BOBC57023 • MFR #C02357
Key Features
  • Comes With Carry Bag
Botero Backgrounds result from many years of hard work and dedication to improving their products in order to guarantee the quality that distinguishes Botero from other sources.
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Botero C023 Overview

Botero Backgrounds result from many years of hard work and dedication to improving their 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.

Because the corners of the background are curved, the overall dimensions may be slightly smaller.

Durable cotton-poly blend material on a steel frame
Waterproof and translucent
Practical to use in studio or on location
Folds to form a circle 24" (60cm) in diameter

Botero C023 Specs

#023 - Dark Grey
5 x 7' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26 x 26 x 1.5"

Botero C023 Reviews

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Can this be use horizontal to fit a family of 4?
Asked by: Delsy
Above what others have said, you'd need to rest the background on a horizontal surface near waist height or use 2 light stands with clamps to hold the background vertical. If the family are different heights, then sitting position for adults and lap sitting or standing for children or some combination to minimize height differences for torso shots. Since the backdrop have 'rounded' corners, you really have to watch the cropping & edges. Good luck.
Answered by: Leland C.
Date published: 2018-08-27


I ordered the solid gray, but am returning because of defective zipper on case. Regardless, I was not happy with the color as it appeared MUCH lighter than the sample. So here's my question--which of the Botero backgrounds is the darkest gray--ie a slate gray--ie almost black? Solid Gray, Dark Gray, etc?
Asked by: Linda
Linda - The Botero collapsable background in dark grey , product #023 will probably be darker than the solid gray you bought. I use the mottled background that contains the dark grey as well as other lighter tones and the dark gray is quite dark. A word of caution - these are thin fabrics, so your lighting set up is important to how the background will look. I had mine in front of a window for some head shots for a client and the light came right through the fabric. It was a good reminder that photography is about the light!
Answered by: William S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Are there Velcro straps on the sides to attach to a light stand?
Asked by: Linda
Hi LindaBackgrounds typically have 1 strap on the top as you can most likely see in the pictures.We use a Manfrotto 175 Spring Clamp B&H # MA175 MFR # 175 $14.50Or this looks the sameImpact Large Clip Clamp with 5/8 Receptor and 3/8 Female Threads B&H # IMCC101 MFR # CC-101 $12.95This fits the light stand and holds the background in place. We use 1 clamp and 1 stand but you could use 2 of each and hold it at the sides if you want to hold it in a particular way.The clamps are very useful to have as they also have a threaded part which can be used to hold portable flash.I hope this helps.Ken
Answered by: Ken L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this solid gray? The reviews seem like it is mottled.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the lighter gray side is lightly mottled, while the darker side seems solid
Answered by: Eric N.
Date published: 2018-08-27


My background arrived and has some wrinkles even after being unfolded for several days. On the one hand, I think they add a little character. But if my client wants/expects a smooth background, can this be ironed/steamed successfully? (DOF won't help; in this case I'm stuck in a smallish board room without the opportunity to put much distance between subject and the background).
Asked by: Mark
Im not sure about using an iron (it may melt/burn the material) A steamer will work, but the water from the steam will stain it. I ran into this problem too. I used a steamer and had an obvious stain in the area I applied the steamer. To fix the stain I opened the background up and hosed it entirely down in the shower and let it air dry before collapsing.
Answered by: Shawn M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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