I know that I’m not a photography expert, but you don’t need to be. Sometimes it’s all in the props, so I thought I would share some ideas that you can use to add to your photos.
This is Blogging Photography Props that I think are really worth it.
I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on blogging props, as you can find some really great affordable pieces. Which means nothing here will break the bank.
When I was first starting out I had no idea what to use as a background, but I finally learnt what worked for me and what didn’t.
If somewhere sells wallpaper then chances are they’re going to have samples for you to take home. You can get wallpaper in lots of different colours and styles, so you’re bound to find something you like, and best of all; it’s free!
A good way to break your photos up is by adding a little bit of colour. You can do this is by investing in a piece of card and slotting it in the background.
My white lace background is a dress I bought years ago from Missguided, but didn’t send back in time. I soon realised that it would make a nice background and it’s fair to say that I’ve gotten my use out of it. Clothes add a nice bit of texture, just be careful not to spill anything on them if you still wear them out.
Rugs / Blankets
I feel like a white fluffy background is classic, and that’s because it looks so good! There are also plenty of other styles on the market, so if white and fluffy isn’t your style, I’m sure you can find something.
If cliché blogger is your style then you can’t go wrong with a classic marble background. You can purchase something from somewhere like Amazon. Then stick it to some cardboard and you’re ready to fool everybody into thinking you have a Marble Table.
Props are a great way for you to get creative and put together a set up of things you look great to share with your readers.
Trays and Dishes
These are a fabulous way of adding another layer to your photo, and help to break it up. I also use a tray when I don’t want to get my background dirty, so there’s another good reason to invest. I get mine from Ikea, but places like H&M Home and TK Maxx are good too.
I love including ribbon, I got mine from Hobby-craft for £1, and it’s lasting me ages. If an area looks blank I twist the ribbon and add it in.
Fake Flowers and Plants
Of course real flowers are beautiful to look at, but that is an expensive habit to keep up. If you invest in some fake flowers then you’re good to go and you shouldn’t need to repurchase, plus they also look pretty in your room. Places like The Range, Ikea and Etsy are good places to look.
These are another great way of breaking up the colour and adding an extra layer to your photos. The Lauren Conrad books were massive at one point, and you can get really affordable notebooks with pretty covers.
A Few More Ideas:
Letter Light Box
An electronic device (Laptop, phone, etc)
Yourself! (Hold the product with your hand, or photograph yourself applying it)
That’s it! I hope this post helps you, and if you have anything else to add to either of these lists, be sure to leave it in the comments, so other people can see. If you want more blogging help, then I have a post on How to Stay Organised with blogging!
What are your favourite Blogging Photography Props?
Thank you for reading!