Best portable backdrop for photography: 5 top options for still life photographers

Best portable backdrop for photography: 5 options for product and still life photographers

Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 01 Lastolite Urban Collapsible Background

Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 01 Lastolite Urban Collapsible Background

Web: www.lastolite.com
Price: £150
If you want to photograph your items in an urban setting without leaving the comfort of your home, this is the product for you!

Lastolite makes four portable backdrops for photography with a different design on each side: Red Brick and Grey Stone, Corrugated and Metal, Rusty Metal and Plaster Wall, and Distressed Paper and Graffiti.

Each portable backdrop measures 1.5mx2.1m (5’x7’), and can be collapsed and packed into a zip-up case for carrying.

These backdrops would be useful for portraits, as well as for product shots and still-life setups.

We were very impressed when this urban backdrop literally sprung out of its case! The size when opened is impressively large, and the designs are quite different to many other backdrops we’ve come across – the edgy urban patterns can add a very different feel to your photos.

We used a flashgun as a directional light source and a reflector to bounce light back into the shadows to get well-lit shots using this portable backdrop – and we were quite pleased with the results.

However, while unpacking and setting up the backdrop was easy, it took quite a lot of twisting and turning it to get it back into its case.

Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 01 Lastolite Urban Collapsible Background

Our Verdict

Pros: Easy to set up; the urban backgrounds make it a handy alternative to location shoots
Cons: The unique and edgy designs won’t be to everyone’s taste and needs

Score: 4/5

PAGE 1 – What to look for in a portable backdrop
PAGE 2 – Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 01 Lastolite Urban Collapsible Background
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