Black Velvet Styling A1 Carry & Store Backdrop Case


The perfect storage solution to keep your photo backdrops neatly tucked away under your sofa or in the studio, and keep them safe when packing up your shoot and transporting.


BVS founder, Sophie Purser started making photography backdrops in 2015 when she couldn’t find what she needed to shoot a portfolio whilst making the move from in-house to freelance styling & photography. 

Originally creating hand-painted backdrops that drew on her fine art training, Sophie quickly saw the need for more affordable options that shoot just as well, so set about researching sustainable materials to print on.

Black Velvet Styling was born with this in mind – to offer affordable backdrops that don’t compromise on quality or cost the earth. 

Our photography backdrops have featured in The Telegraph Food, Observer Food Monthly, Jamie Oliver (Instagram), Delicious magazine, Asda (in store), BBC Good Food magazine, Olive magazine, Aldi (leaflet) The Boy who Bakes (instagram), MasterChef and many more cookbooks, publications and food/ lifestyle brands and social feeds. 

We are a team of six based in Derbyshire (& remotely in Edinburgh!).

5 failsafe backdrops perfect for beginners in food photography or content creation

At the start of your content creation journey - whether that starts as a newly trained photographer, social marketer, maker or crafter - your priorities and budget will be very different to that of a seasoned content creator or somebody with an established prop collection. 

Your photography backdrops will need to help you establish yourself (or your biz) as a relevant and aspirational brand.

But what if you're not sure what style to go with or are worried about committing to a certain look too soon?

What if you have limited photography experience or lighting kit?

Also, as a new photographer or to move into specialising in food or still life photography you may need to produce a portfolio of work.  It's important to show potential clients that you have a carefully curated prop collection and can shoot for many different styles.

But what if you are just beginning your prop collection and don't know where to start?

How will you decide what backdrops to invest in?

That's exactly what I want to share with you in this post;  five photography backdrops that are absolutely timeless, will give you the perfect foundation for a strong prop collection, work best for those with limited lighting experience OR content creators who shoot and edit on their phone.

Read my guide to 5 foolproof photography backdrops perfect for  beginners in photography and content creation

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