NEW for 2022

more photography backdrops you won't believe are prints

custom painted backdrops

commission unique, hand-painted textural surfaces

4for3 this week

on all printed paper + vinyl backdrops - no code required

bespoke canvas backdrops

~ unique to you, from £125

Not sure what type of backdrop to go for?

Its a tough one! We now offer FIVE different types of backdrops!

In this article we discuss the unique qualities of each material and how they offer different benefits depending on your subject, lighting and styling.

Whether affordability, individuality, experimentation, durability or portability is key for you right now - all of this and more is covered to help you make the right decision for how you need your backdrops to perform.

Hit the button below to see which material is best for you!

NEW monthly #bvs capture challenge - January's theme is chiaroscuro lighting
January 06, 2022

NEW monthly #bvs capture challenge - January's theme is chiaroscuro lighting

Welcome to 2022 and our new monthly capture challenge! 

I'm so happy to announce a new regular #bvs capture challenge, open to everyone in the creative community via Instagram, co-hosted by myself (Sophie!) and some of our brand ambassadors – Anna, Suze, Matt or Patrick – plus special guest judges each month.

About the #bvs challenge

This is a monthly styling and photography challenge ran through Instagram, created by Black Velvet Styling and open for all to join in.

For each challenge we will share professional styling and photography tips and ideas that follow a monthly theme. The tips and themes explored should be useful in all still life photography - including food, product and lifestyle content.

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New P&P and shipping prices for 2022
December 31, 2021

New P&P and shipping prices for 2022

Boring but important news sorry - from 1pm on Monday the 4th of January our UK P&P and international shipping prices will be updated as follows.  

This is inline with several cost increases in 2021 on both postage and packaging and is unfortunately unavoidable. 

We are committed to investing in plastic-free packaging to post your purchases securely and safely without leaving you with excess materials to dispose of or recycle.

All costs can be calculated in your cart before you proceed to the checkout.

UK shipping updates

Backdrop sheets

First Class P&P will go up from £4.50 to £4.95,

DHL next day will increase from £8.95 to £9.95.

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Two new brand ambassadors for 2022!
December 10, 2021

Two new brand ambassadors for 2022!

Good morning, afternoon or evening! And thank you for visiting our blog, today I have exciting news I've been dying to share with you for yonks and yonks! (Ages and ages for anyone outside of the midlands/UK!)

I am so stoked to be welcoming two more brand ambassadors to our band of merry men and women, both super passionate about our backdrops and all we do at BVS HQ.

So without further rambling, may I introduce you to Anna Janecka and Suze Morrison!

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About us

BVS founder, Sophie Purser started making photography backdrops in 2016 when she couldn’t find what she needed to shoot a portfolio whilst making the move from in-house to freelance styling. 

Originally creating hand-painted backdrops that drew on her fine art training, Sophie saw the need for more affordable options - that look just as professional - and started to develop a range of printed backdrops in 2018.

Black Velvet Styling was born with this in mind – to offer high-quality, professional level backdrops for all budgets and briefs whether you're shooting international advertising campaigns or homemade crafts.

We take great pride in supplying backdrops and creating unique surfaces for commercial studios, prop houses, publishers and all manner of creatives.  

We are a team of eight based in Darley Abbey (& remotely in Edinburgh!). Feel free to get in touch if you need any help at all, with so many options we know it's hard to choose!