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Creative Vintage Fun: Non-Reflective Embossed Velour Backgrounds from Impact Studio Lighting


Impact Studio Lighting, which provides quality lighting equipment and accessories for photographers, has just created a line of Embossed-Velour Backgrounds in a convenient 9 x 12-foot size. The new seamlessly designed Impact backgrounds are constructed from one piece of polyester nylon and feature large, highly visible, non-reflective, embossed-velour patterns. The thick, high-quality construction emulates a classic vintage aesthetic, reminiscent of the flocked wallpaper in reception halls, townhouse parlors, and hotel rooms of the early 20th Century.

Traditionally, embossed-velour backgrounds are popular for achieving artistic effects with creative lighting, as the fabric absorbs light and tends to provide a sense of visual depth. When shooting portraiture, the versatile dimensions of these 9 x 12-foot backgrounds allow you to take head shots or full-length portraits, and the velour, which is intrinsically non-reflective, prevents unwanted glare in your photographs. Whether shooting a time piece, a costume party, or a regal event, adding a fun vintage background can creatively enhance your portraits.

Also convenient is the background's construction. Lightweight and sturdy, these backgrounds can be carried easily to photo shoots, and hung without employing heavy stands. To secure the background, there is a built-in 4-inch sleeve along the top of each piece that allows you to swiftly insert the crossbar of a background-stand system for quick setup.

For protecting your background, a storage bag and cleaning cloth are included, the latter of which helps to remove lint and debris from the embossed-velour patterns. These backgrounds are available in an array of deep, rich colors that include a black on black, black on gray, black on red, black on white, and brown on black pattern. Each backdrop features a unique, intricate design, and only two of the patterns—the black on white and brown on black—have similar patterns. When it's time to select a photographic background, choosing a high-quality, embossed-velour pattern by Impact provides a non-reflective, lightweight, and creative solution.

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