Food Styling & Photography Backdrops, Workshops, Online Courses and Resources

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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Getting started with our printed photography backdrops
May 12, 2021

Getting started with our printed photography backdrops

Printed backdrops - whether on paper, vinyl or fabric material – are a wonderful way to build a collection of photography backdrops affordably.  

For a relatively small investment you can have marble, wood, tiles and more at your fingertips, ready to style and shoot, at only a fraction of the cost of the real thing.

And what’s more your printed backdrops won’t take over your workspace. 

They are light and easy to transport and store, no more lugging heavy surfaces between shoots! 

Here are a few pointers to help you on your way to creating amazing images with our printed backdrops

 

Our backdrop sheets are posted rolled in cardboard tubes or flat if posted in a carry & store case.

We recommend opening your package as soon as it arrives to allow the backdrop sheets to settle. 

Our extra thick vinyl backdrops will jump open and flatten for immediate use.

The paper backdrops can have a soft curve after being rolled but this will relax in a few hours if they are laid flat, face down with a few books on top.  

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Printed or hand-painted photography backdrops : we compare each material & look at the benefits and differences between all of the backdrops we offer
April 01, 2021

Printed or hand-painted photography backdrops : we compare each material & look at the benefits and differences between all of the backdrops we offer

Printed backdrops offer both beginners and professionals lots of benefits when sourcing photography surfaces. (We know this because we have world class photographers and creative agencies as well as home bakers and bloggers using our backdrops!)

    But how do paper and vinyl backdrops compare?

    Our extra-thick vinyl backdrops have a new benefit I wasn’t expecting and that is that they spring open and want to be flat.  

    This makes them ready-to-shoot straight out of the tube. (We have tested this up to 3 days in the tube and they come out with almost no curl that relaxes out very quickly.)

    The extra thick vinyl material also makes them easy to hang vertically giving a ‘clean’ hang – less wobbly than paper or thin vinyl which can need pulling tight with extra clips or sticking flat to an upright surface.

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    5 fail-safe photography backdrops that are perfect for beginners
    October 01, 2020

    5 fail-safe photography backdrops that are perfect for beginners

    It would be easy to tell you what our best sellers are but they're not necessarily what's best for a beginner.  We sell to a massive mix of clients ranging from top experts of the food photography industry to global creative agencies. magazine and cookbook publishers, as well as home makers, recipe bloggers and crafters - everyones' needs are unique and everybody's skill level and experience will be different.  

    At the start of your content creation journey - whether thats 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. 

    That's exactly what I want to share with you today, five photography backdrops that -

      • are absolutely timeless,

     

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    30 of my mounted photography backdrops are now part of the prop collection at Food Studio Hire in London, NW1
    June 21, 2019

    30 of my mounted photography backdrops are now part of the prop collection at Food Studio Hire in London, NW1

    Images copyright Howard Shooter. 'Bert' backdrop used above.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Howard Shooter yesterday, having created 30 mounted and sealed photography backdrops for his food photography studios in Camden.  What a lovely man! (And food photography legend, obvs.)

    Howard now has the largest range of BVS backdrops in London! (That I know of anyway!) You can use them as part of his photography services and they are also available to hire in his two extra kitchen studios which are rented out on a daily or weekly basis for food stills, TV and film work.

    I'm very excited to see what Howard and his clients create with the collection!  The hire studios haven't been open long but Howard has already had The Body Coach - Joe Wicks, Gousto, Marcus Wareing, Louise Pentland, Weight Watchers, The Great British Bake Off and Waitrose in - follow @foodstudiohire on Instagram to see these beautiful spaces in use.

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