Need a backdrop for location shoots? Westcott have brought out the Photo Basics X-Drop Backdrop, a kit that assembles “in seconds” with a 5 foot by 7 foot seamless background. On release, it is available at an introductory price of under $100.
There are nine different colours available including plain old black, white and chroma-key green for conventional applications as well as the more frilly ‘Eminence’, ‘Saffron’ and ‘Serenity’ for the grandma’s wallpaper look. Mist, Quarry (pictured) and Slate have a muslin-style effect. Each fabric can be removed from the frame and washed, unlike collapsible disc backgrounds.
The recommended retail price for an X-Drop kit is $99.90, possibly set to rise to as much as $189.90 after the promotional period ends. You can also purchase the fabrics on their own for $59.90. Visit Adorama and other Westcott dealers to buy.