FAQs

Lucy has lovingly developed this range of easy to use, easy to store vinyl photo backdrops after finding it challenging to find a similar product online in the UK and running out of room for any more tables or pieces of dented cardboard!

Designed for the home and professional photographer these backdrops are ideal for bloggers, food photographers, Instagrammers, makers, crafters and for those taking their own product photography in natural light. The backdrops are printed and packed in the South West of England and delivered by your postman. 

I am going for a launch and learn approach to a project that has been a dream for a long time. I want to help others take professional photos in their own home, being able to set up their scenes and subjects where the light is the best quality. Whether that is in your living room or your upstairs bathroom, I wanted to produce a range of portable, rollable backdrops that can be as versatile as possible. Not so huge they need a frame system but big enough for large flat lay compositions and prints and posters when used vertically. For products, for review photos for general beautiful social content. This collection of backdrops are made from my photographs and each has a story. I can’t wait to add to the range this May with a collaboration with Kim Klassen and am always on the look out for interesting colours and textures. Which one is in your wish list?!
— Lucy Heath

What material do you use & how do I look after them?

Each backdrop measures 2ft by 3ft (approx 60 by 91cm) and is printed in the South West of England. They are all large scale format prints of an original photograph taken by Lucy. There will be a slight variation in the backdrop vs the original image due to the nature of the printing process but should not be noticeable in your photographs. Please take a look at the close up product images for more detail.

Printed on smooth, durable vinyl they are wipeable and roll for easy storage in a postal cardboard tube. Surfaces you can move into the best light in your home, studio or office and that you won't trip over or dent. 

They are real floorboards, real surfaces, textures and feature imperfections such as knots in the wood grain and marks from wear and tear to help add interest, depth and atmosphere to your photographs. 

The smooth vinyl is higher quality than ridged banner material commonly used for vinyl photo backdrops, which when used in close proximity is visible in the final images. All smooth products will reflect some light but that's a good thing, you want to be able to create natural shadows to ensure your backdrop looks as true to life. However, I have sourced a material that reduces glare as much as possible. I photograph them in natural light. 

Treat them nicely, don't use them as a chopping board, don't soak them, wipe them gently. Roll them back up after use and store them out of direct sunlight when flat. Try not to crease your backdrop. In the event of an accidental crease hang or lay them in a warm room to encourage the crease drop out. 


Copyright

Lucy retains full copyright of all the images used in the backdrop store. Enjoy using the backdrops in your social media, blog, product and shop photography.

The backdrops can be used to create photographic logos, header images and for images for feature/article commissions in print and online. You are not permitted to scan or reproduce the backdrops to create your own backdrop product.

When are orders dispatched & delivered?

Capture by Lucy offers delivery within mainland UK and international delivery worldwide via and tracked and signed service.

Lucy ships as soon as possible but please allow up to 7 working days for your order to be dispatched during the summer holiday season. You will receive a dispatch notification by email. Orders are rolled and posted in cardboard tubes which are useful for storing your backdrops in after you use them.

If you have an urgent order that requires special delivery please email mama@capturebylucy.com and Lucy will do everything she can to help. Please note Capture by Lucy is not responsible for any customs or taxes charges on international orders. 

Returns are covered under distance selling legislation. Please note you are responsible for the return postage. If you need to return your backdrop please get in touch within 14 days to process your return. Your backdrop must be unused for a full refund. Your backdrops are packed by hand and checked thoroughly for any quality issues. If your backdrop arrives damaged please pop an email with photographs of the damage within 48 hours to backdropstore@capturebylucy.com.  


Disclaimer & Privacy

Lucy has worked hard to produce a high quality product and hopes that the descriptions and imagery on this website is as accurate as possible. The images are all shot in natural daylight. 

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Love them like Lucy does and look after them to keep them as your photographic secret weapon for years to come!

Testimonials

I’ve been shooting on them today and they’re great! Love the quality and how thick and durable they feel. I love the white floorboards especially. The marble has been very useful today. Even Luke came and asked where I shoot it to get white floorboards! He was impressed.
— Xanthe Berkeley, Lifestyle Photographer & Filmmaker
I am seriously so impressed. I’d seen them on a few people’s IG, but they have a different style of photography than I do, so I wasn’t sure how it would transfer. I am all about texture and shadows and directional light, even many “real” backgrounds can look a bit flat. This is just perfect for what I was missing in my arsenal and is safely stowed and not a trip hazard. You should be so proud.
— Kat Goldin, Textile Designer and Photographer