Food Styling & Photography Backdrops, Workshops, Online Courses and Resources
Hi! We get asked about the sizes of our backdrops a lot, especially the A2s and just how much you can do with them.
So I thought a post about how useful they are for food and small product photography and how to get the most out of the smaller styling space would be helpful.
As always there are a few things to consider when choosing your photography backdrop, and the most important factors in this scenario, when using a smaller backdrop are -
what size is the product, and what scale will it be in the image
what angle do i need to shoot at to make the product/food look its best
So lets look at the first thing - hero size and scale.
A2 backdrops are approx 60cm x 42cm.
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,
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.
Woweeeee, we've made it to 10,000 followers, this is amazing, we're so pleased you enjoy our posts! It's also HUGE for us as a business as it means we can now link directly to our site from Insta and share our recipes, tips and offers with you so much more easily.
I can't tell you how awesome this is and how excited I am by what creative fun this opens up for us!
We always like to say thank you for your support in spreading the word about our business and this time we're doing it with a MASSIVE 10 BACKDROP GIVEAWAY plus a runner up prize, open for world wide entries.
All entries must be via Instagram but we're elaborating on the terms here and trying to make sure as many of you know about it as possible. So, here's how to enter our -
#bvs10k 10 BACKDROP GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM
Now is the time to enjoy wild garlic and this year I wanted to do more with it than pesto! Apparently you can pickle the flowers which will be my next way to enjoy them, but here I'm showing you how to make wild garlic and cheddar soup AND four different ways to style it.
If you like broccoli and stilton soup - and garlic - I'm sure you will love this recipe! The punchy wild garlic is met by the strong cheese and softened with cream and chicken stock (or veggie stock if you prefer to skip the meat element and make this a vegetarian recipe). As always I class this as a lazy, tasty and pretty recipe.
I'm showing you so many different ways to compose a shot for this soup recipe as I have used it as an example in my Styling & Composition course and thought I'd share some of them here. I hope you find the ideas and compositions useful - there are many more styling tips and tricks in my courses if you want to check them out!
A very quick post to show you how well my printed backdrops stand up to commercial product photography and food styling. I can't share too much until the clients release the content but maaaaaaaaaaaaan these colours look gorgeous!
We shot Christmas, mothers day, cocktails, breakfast, bakes, valentines, fathers day, cinco de mayo and more for web and social media content, POS and packaging images.