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: 04 Lastolite 4ft Fluorescent Cubelite Kit

Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 04 Lastolite 4ft Fluorescent Cubelite Kit

Web: www.lastolite.com
Price: £380
The Cubelite is a tent-like affair, and comes in a range of sizes; we tried out the 120cm (4ft) version.

The cube itself is packed in a flat portable case, and simply pops up; the light and light stand require a bit more work to put together, although once it’s done you can keep it assembled.

There’s also a reflective surface and white background that are placed inside the cube.

The Cubelite makes it easy to light products evenly to minimise shadows, and the kit also comes with a free lighting guide by professional photographer Michael Freeman.

We were shooting with the cooler fluorescent light; a Tungsten kit for warmer lighting is also available.

For the best results you need to light the tent from the outside, and attach the front cover; you then shoot through the opening with your camera mounted on a tripod.

We were using the 4ft model, but you might prefer the smaller version. It’s the most expensive product we tried out, although you do get a lot for your money.”

Best Portable Backdrop for Photography: 04 Lastolite 4ft Fluorescent Cubelite Kit

Our Verdict

Pros: Even lighting produces excellent image results; easy to use once set up
Cons: With several parts and the separate light it’s not easily transportable; expensive

Score: 4/5

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