As I have recently acquired more space to designate to my photography, I decided it was time to grab myself some new photography props. For those unfamiliar with the term, props are, in a nutshell, the items you feature in a photograph besides the focus; if you’re taking a flat-lay of some beauty products for example, you might surround it with fake flowers and other elegant accents. I like to consider my photography to be fairly unique from other bloggers – I try to incorporate more than just flat-lays in my posts – and so I figured I should get some blog props that reflect my personal style.
Patches & Pins
I recently started a small collection of embroidered patches and pins. I eventually plan to put them all on a jacket or a bag, but I think I’ll keep some aside to use as blog props. Not only are there thousands to choose from online, the different designs can also reflect the tone of theme of a post. I’ve got most of mine from Etsy & Punky Pins.
Prints & Stickers
Similar to patches and pins, prints are a great way of reflecting the theme of a blog post. Loads of designs to choose from, and they look super cute at the edge of a flatlay or propped in the background of a photo. I also love using stickers in my photos. They’re small, so don’t take up loads of space in your photos, and you can theme them around the content you’re posting!
Non-fiction, fiction, or even a journal; books make excellent background props in photos. The better the cover, the better the photo; I’m always on the hunt for aesthetically pleasing books – although, I’d never buy a book just for its cover! Amazon is my go-to for books, especially secondhand copies that you can get for less than £10.
Sometimes I like to feature my DSLR, my phone, or other types of tech as props for my photos. Tech is a huge part of my life – I wouldn’t be writing this post without it – so it makes sense to use my gadgets in my photos.
What are some props you like to use in your photography? Leave me a comment below and let me know! Thirsty for some more photography prop ideas? Check out my gal Gemma, aka the flatlay queen’s guide to photo props!