Kenro Photographic Pop Up Backdrop / Background & Stand Video Review - FELRB0378, FEBD101, & FEBD102
The difference between idea and execution can be very frustrating in photography. You've got that excellent (expensive) 85mm f/1.8 lens so that your portraits will have a lovely soft background. You've splashed out on three speed-lites and umbrellas, for your main, fill and rim light. You've studied posing guides, lighting manuals and bought photobooks by the best photographers in the world.
Yet still your photographs are lacking. Everything looks so cluttered... if only you had a studio, a space where you can set up your gear, inspire your models and get some Avedon, Bailey or Rankin inspired shots in the can. This is where a decent photography backdrop comes in.
To be honest at first I was a little skeptical. I associated pop-up backgrounds with children's tents and play tunnels. Surely a two-stand frame with a cross-bar and cotton backdrop would be better?
I'm happy to say that actually these pop-up backgrounds are very good indeed. They help to turn any lounge, dinning room or bedroom into a mini studio. Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur or a professional photographer, having these in your photographic arsenal will expand the photos you can capture, and the money you can make.
The stand is 2m high (when expanded), sturdy and heavy enough:
and the backdrops themselves come in 26" diameter bags:
then pop out to 62" x 76":
perfect for creating high or low key portraits, or you could even add a pop of colour:
Here's some of my attemps:
These are simple head shots, but the sheer size of the Kenro pop-up backgrounds means that you can almost go full length, just add a larger soft-box or another umbrella for the key light and you'll get fantastic looking images.
So, if you want the studio look without the expense of renting your own space, check out the Kenro Pop-Up backgrounds - recommended!