What a great way to make your own expandable lighting or backdrop set up! There are simple to follow step by step instructions posted on DIYphotography.net. The site is also full of countless other project ideas and tips.

Super easy hardware store light-backdrop stand:

Tim Boesenkool has sent this awesome idea on how you can make a DIY backdrop stand that reaches all the way to the ceiling, without getting in a fight with your wife.

I have two sturdy light stands but with the work I’m doing it isn’t really enough, and I’m tired of propping reflectors on wobbly chairs etc. Because I don’t have excess room I need something with small footprint as well.

So cruising around the hardware store I discovered a great cheap, no assembly required solution and I have two stands for under 50 bucks.