Duo Boards | The Best Product + Food Photography Backdrops You Can Own

duo board food photography backdrops

In 2021 V-Flat World released a series of product and food photography backdrops for food and product photographers called Duo Boards. Aptly named, these double-sided photo backdrop boards burst on the scene ready to create images with commercial photographers as well as small-scale businesses and influencers.

Incredible Food Photography Needs Incredible Food Photography Backdrops

Tuvy Lemberg - CEO @vflatworld

Duo Board Features List

  • Double Sided | Two Surfaces in One

  • Hyper-realistic Textures (1000 DPI)

  • Stain Resistant & Washable

  • Two Size Options

  • Lightweight & Portable

  • Anti Glare

  • Rigid yet Flexible

  • Travel Bag Available 

  • Easy Set up & Removal

  • Duo Legs & Microfiber Placement Mat Included

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Shot in Yechiel Orgels Brooklyn Studio​​
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Our top selling backdrops

Double Sided Backdrop Boards

Why a double sided photography backdrop? So you can get the most value for your money with two designs on one board. Wanna change things up? Just flip the board.
If you carry five boards to a shoot in the optional Duo Board bag, you’ve essentially got ten backdrops on-the-go.

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Top is front of board bottom is back of board​​
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Back of board in use​​

Hyper realistic (1000 DPI)

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Printed in 1000 DPI (dots per inch) our photography backdrops are built for the highest standards, for the highest level of work. Whether shooting commercial work for a fortune 500 brand or redoing a food menu for a local mom and pop shop our food photography backdrops will over deliver. At V-Flat World  we have a long and strong background in photography & our standards are high. There are a lot of photo backdrops out there on the market and from what we have seen they pretty much all under deliver. From poor print quality to poor surface quality to limited size options to limited design options (and usually not the most attractive designs) we felt a need to come in and offer a real solution for professionals.

Our backdrops have been used in Burger King, Subway, Pepsi and Bose commercials, and many other brands. 

Two Lightweight & Portable Size Options

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Duo Boards photo backdrops come in two portable and lightweight sizes: 24”x24” (under 2 lbs) and 30”x40” (under 3 lbs). These two backdrop sizes make it easy to create realistic scenes whether you’re in a dedicated photo studio or out on location. 

A Variety of Backdrop Designs

With nearly 40 different anti-glare food photography backdrops to choose from, we’re confident you’ll find something perfect for your needs. Actually, you’ll most likely find several surfaces you need. Our top three best selling Duo Boards are Onyx Marble/Alpine MarbleIced Concrete/Midnight Cement, and Raw Concrete/Vintage Plaster. You can’t go wrong if you start with those three.

When you’re ready for more, check out the rest of our line. From wood and tile, to stone, and the textural bliss of surfaces created by artists in the food photography industry, you’ll find plenty of hyper-realistic inspiration for your next product + food shoot. See some of our board designs below.

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(front) ​​Cobalt blueberry
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(back) ​​cranberry crimson
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Marble design ​​in use with Terrazzo
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French clay ​​
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Raw ​​concrete

Duo Legs

Duo Legs enable photographers to create a countertop scene or a floor-to-wall set.

Every Duo Board purchase comes with a set of Duo Legs at no extra charge. The purpose of these legs is two-fold:

  1. To hold one Duo Board up as a “wall.”

  2. To keep a Duo Board in place as it plays the part of a tabletop, counter, or floor.

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Duo Legs in use ​​

Wipeable, Washable & Stain Resistant

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So that your creativity isn’t limited, our Duo Boards are super durable and can withstand whatever you want to throw on them, there’s no need for concern when it comes to liquids, spills, and messy foods. Just be sure to promptly clean the board as they’re stain-resistant and not stain-proof.

Duo Board Bag

Our sleek, Duo Board Bag is available for photographers who need an even better way of storing and transporting their Duo Boards. 

Like the Duo Boards, these bags come in two sizes to fit either the 24” x 24” or the 30” x 40” board. 

Each bag comfortably fits five boards. A handy, zippered outer pocket keeps necessities like the included microfiber cloth and Duo Legs safe. The main compartment is also zippered—and padded—to protect your boards. 

Click here to see the product page for the Duo Board bag.

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Marble Backdrops 

Our Marble backdrops are from our most popular, marble is great for food photography because it mimics a kitchen look. Onyx Marble/Alpine Marble is our original marble board but we recently introduced Carrara Blue/Calacatta Gold which is quickly becoming a best seller. Our Food photography backdrops are double sided and come in two sizes.

Tile Backdrops

When we launched Duo Boards our first design was Subway Tile being that it is a classic all around for food photography. We later introduced Zigzag Marble giving photographers another great option. Both tile boards are double sided and come in white on one side and black on the other side. 

Wooden Backdrops 

Wood backdrops are essential in product and food photography. We have multiple options of great wood backdrops and our line keeps on growing. From dark to light, orange-ish to brown they won't disappoint. 

Cement Backdrops

This is from our top 3 best selling backdrop boards. The industrial modern feel of cement and concrete is very sought after in the photo community and for good reason. Literally anything you throw on them looks amazing.

Textured Backdrops

Our textured backdrop collection are all hand painted designs created by artist in the photography industry who have a strong sense of what styles photograph well with food and product and what colors are trending. The good thing about textured backdrops is that they are timeless due to the abstract nature. You can shoot over and over on them without feeling repetitive, each part of the board is slightly different.

Linen and Terrazzo Backdrops

These backdrops are on the more exotic and less mainstream side of still life photography backdrops. 

Pairing Tabletop V-Flats With Duo Boards

We created a line of Tabletop V-Flats to help product photography control light on a tabletop level. They come in 3 sizes, small, medium and large. Use the white to bounce light onto your subject or use the black to block or subtract light and create a more moody image. 

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Get a Duo Board

Now that you know what makes a great photography backgroundgo get yourself some. You won’t be disappointed. Our Duo Boards look convincingly real in your photographs and videos. The 1000 DPI hyper realistic printing won’t let you down.

All of our photography backdrop boards are realistic, anti-glare, attractive, portable, durable, and versatile. As far as photography backdrops go, our Duo Boards are pretty awesome—if we do say so ourselves.

With a Duo Board, you can create a set anytime, anywhere. These are not vinyl backdrops. These are hyper realistic and portable photography backdrop boards that are actually double sided so you can travel with two surfaces in one. Genius.

We’ve got photography backdrops just for you. Take a look and get them here.

Get Behind-the-Scenes Tips & Tricks for Food & Product Photography. Check Out Our Videos!

Feel free to browse the rest of our resources. We’ve got over a 100 videos on our Behind The Scenes page with tips and tricks for photographers and videographers who shoot in all genres.

Are we a replica surfaces dupe or replica surfaces alternative?

No. We are better in every way possible. There are also lots of cheap knockoffs that keep surfacing up. We suggest not wasting money on them. We have a lot of customers that buy off brand products because of price and then end up coming to us because it does not meet their standards and needs.


Need some of these in my studio, would love to see more wood options

Eli Letterer July 15, 2022

Im sold on these things, the bigger size is what got me. Love the textured ones btw!

Babs J. July 15, 2022

These boards look incredible 🫣😍

Jackie D. July 05, 2022

Love these backdrops!

Barb Garret June 19, 2022

Great stuff!!

Brian Carlos June 19, 2022

Great backdrops definitely needs some for my studio!

Michelle W. June 15, 2022

These backdrops are amazing I own 8 of them. Do you guys plan to come out with more wood options?

James b. June 15, 2022

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