I have been using a black velvet backdrop for my portraits for a while now. I have no problem using it but this weekend I'll be doing my wife's pregnancy photo's and I need to either buy some velvet fabric to cover the lenght of her body or another backdrop since weather and the makeup appointment is in the evening therefore restricting us to indoors.
My wife is into DIY and she will be buying enough fabric to cover the backdrop kit if it comes to that.
Has anybody ever used velvet? If I have the subject far enought I hardly get any highlights in the wrinkles but I do want to add light in the back like a spotlight with a gel to get different effect so black might not be an option or make the hair light stand out.
Before we go and buy some fabric any suggestions are appreciated.