Sometimes when I photographing a recipe, I want a nice backdrop rather than the kitchen counter or dining room table. I can put down a cloth, but I really don’t have a way to hold the cloth up. Or I should say that I didn’t until today when I made one out of some PVC pipe that I had lying around.
Here’s what I did.
The PVC pipe was left over from another project. I went out and bought 2 Ts and 2 elbows. I made sure they were slip-fit parts (that is important.)
I had enough PVC to cut 3 pieces at 24 inches, 2 pieces at 4 inches and 2 pieces at 7 1/2 inches. This makes a pretty good sized stand. It will certainly be tall enough for any food project and would even work for some crafts.
The T fittings make the legs and the elbows are on the top bar. I didn’t glue anything so that I can break it down when I’m finished for storage.
Here it is all assembled — the refrigerator in the back is a great example of what this thing can hide!
Draped and ready for a close-up! I was looking for a good sized cloth to use and came up with this Pashmina stole. Talk about a multi-tasker….
OK — I should have ironed the stole, but you get a sense of how well this is going to work. Now I’m going to break it apart and put it away. I have plenty of stoles and table cloths that I can drape over the stand to give me a variety of backdrops. I expect that this is going to get a lot of use!
All photographs are my own.