Shoot full-length portraits ‘anywhere’ with X-Drop Sweep

Capture seamless, full-length photographs in 'virtually any location' with the new X-Drop Sweep portable backdrops from Westcott.

Westcott X-Drop Sweep Backdrop

Westcott have introduced new seamless backdrops for the portable X-Drop background support system.

The X-Drop Sweeps are 5′ × 12′ (1.5m × 3.7m) sheets of “unique, wrinkle-resistant fabric” that stretch over the company’s X-Drop frame, which uses telescopic poles and is designed to be set up “in seconds” on location and in small studios.

Previously, Westcott only offered 5′ × 7′ (1.5m × 2.1m) rectangular backdrops, which didn’t quite reach the floor so were only suitable for three-quarter-length portraits or less. The X-Drop Sweep’s extra five feet of fabric trails on the floor, creating a seamless background. Both X-Drop and X-Drop sweep backdrops use the same support stands.

Available colours include black, white, grey and green chroma-key. Kits are on sale now for $139.90 on Amazon. The X-Drop frame is available separately for $99.90. Visit the Westcott web site for more information.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.