Backdrop advice

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    I'm a professional videographer and I'm getting some opportunities to take corporate still shots. I have a client who wants me to take some head shots for their website. I started looking at backdrops and got completely lost with all the different materials, sizes, etc.

    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. Is there a good solution that is relatively portable and won't break the bank?

    Thanks in advance!


     
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    Thank you both for the links. I love the idea of a collapsible backdrop. Do they have any issues with wrinkling?
     
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    Not with the Lastolite version, I can't speak for other brands.
     
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    Awesome. They have the color I'm looking for, and the price is definitely right. The magnetic stand is COOL!
     
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    It is! It's expensive for what it is, but damn, it makes life easy, and if someone hits the backdrop accidentally, things just fly apart and there's a LOT less risk of it getting bent.
     
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    I ordered it, and the stand. I'll let you know how it goes!
     
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    I got the backdrop and have been doing some testing with it. It's perfect. Thank you for the suggestion. I was surprised at how easy it is to fold and pack up. Got it perfect on the second try. The stand is on back-order, so I won't have it for another month or so.
     
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    Any lightstand will do; it just fits on to a standard 5/8 spigot.
     
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    Perfect. I've got a few of those sitting around here.
     

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