I received an email announcing this backdrop kit and at first I thought… this is so cheesy but then I was sold on how easy and effective it seemed. I think it was the multi patterned backdrops that turned me off but the fact is Wescott seemed to have designed a very simple backdrop solution. Wescott calls the product the X-Drop and its aimed at the on the go location photographer.
It took me about halfway through the video above to realize that the basic kit is actually a good deal. I definitely don’t agree with any of the backdrop color choices myself (I’m a black or gray kind of guy) but for some this may be worth its weight in gold. I am not a portrait photographer but I have been around the block and I haven’t seen something like this sold before.
Each backdrop is 5′ x 7′ and the frame to hold it weighs less than 3lbs. A black X-Drop background kit will run you just under $100 and there are other choices to choose from on the Wescott site. The kit includes a travel bag, stand and one backdrop color / design of your choice.
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