Last week I shared my favourite easy backgrounds for blog photos but no photo is complete without props styled to perfection so this week I want to share my top suggestions and tips for adding a bit of interest to your photos with props.
The photos that you choose to post on your blog will say quite a lot about who you are and the way you look at the world. In a way your blog is a brand and that brand should reflect your personality as authentically as it can, so my main tip is to draw inspiration from your surroundings. Everyone has little knick knacks around their home that mean something to them or stacks of books beside their bed, use those items to bring life to your photos. Use your passions or things that bring a smile to your face and inject those into your work as much as you can. Play with your favourite colours or patterns, showcase your favourite pieces of art or prints you find on the computer. All of these little details will help create a unique look that speaks to who you are and to your readers.
I have always had a love for everything feminine and french, I collect fake flowers and costume jewellery as well as anything with a Parisian flare. I love to read and collect books of all kinds from vintage Jane Austen novels to coffee table books on my favourite designers. I also have a strange need to write everything down and I am constantly making lists and charts which has lead to a ridiculous collection of notebooks and pretty little pens. I love to surround myself with beautiful images so I have folders filled with prints, drawings, typography and cards. All of these things make great props for my photos because they relay who I am in some shape or form.
So take a look into the spaces around you and open your eyes to the little things that you might not have noticed or considered before. Maybe you will find a few things that you can use in your next photo. For just a few more ideas here is a list of my favourite props.
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How do you find inspiration? What are your go-to props? How do you like to style your photos?