Lastolite has unveiled a ?freestanding?, collapsible background, which is designed to be illuminated from within, called HiLite.

?There is no longer the need to use a background light behind your subject, just light the rear of the background itself,? claimed a spokesman who explained that the unit has four access points for positioning a light inside.

HiLite comes in two sizes: 1.5m x 2.15m, priced £229.99; and 1.8m x 2.15m costing £279.99.

The company adds that – because the

background itself is illuminated – the subject can stand ?virtually right in front of it without casting a shadow?.

For details call Johnsons Photopia on 01782 753304.