Here’s a great (and cheap) DIY project that you can easily make at home and knock out in no time. In the video above, Photographer Tiffany Angeles demonstrates how to make a dual purpose backdrop/reflector that you can use in your own home studio, or even when you’re on location. The materials are inexpensive and you can find them at any Home Supplies Store. These can also be used as backdrops for entertaining, such as behind cake tables, or make a great background for photo booths due their light weight and ability to easily pin various materials to the background.
Here’s what you’ll need…
(1) Polystyrene (styrofoam) board (1.5″ thick x 8′ tall x 4′ wide)
(2) 8″ x 10″ shelf brackets
(2) 2×4’s cut to 18″ each
(2-6) long screws (at least 1.5″) with accompanying nut to connect the brackets to polystyrene board
(8-12) 1/2″ screws to screw the shelf brackets into the base
Drill (to drill pilot holes and small screws into the 2×4’s)
Hand saw or table saw (to cut the 2×4’s)
Total cost for this project will be about $30. Looks like a great solution that won’t break the bank!