A Guide To Alternative Blogging Props

A Guide To Alternative Blogging Props

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!

Books

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.

Gadgets

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!

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22 Comments

    • Emma Drury
      March 16, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks for reading, so glad it’s helped you!!

  1. March 16, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Thank you for this helpful post! I really need to invest in some blog props and this has given me a few ideas xx

    • Emma Drury
      March 17, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Thanks for reading – glad you got some inspo!

    • Emma Drury
      March 18, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you!

    • Emma Drury
      March 18, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  2. March 18, 2018 / 12:07 am

    Love this post em, I’ve just bought two new books for blog props and I’m so excited to use them! It’s something different and they are both lush!! x

    • Emma Drury
      March 18, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Books are such great props – I’m a real sucker for a cute cover haha!

  3. ohlunablog
    March 18, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I love using sticker sheets and patches for backgrounds, they just add extra detail don’t they?! I always add notebooks because I’m a huge hoarder and have them in every colour it seems haha. Great tips!

    Lisa | http://www.ohluna.co.uk

    • Emma Drury
      March 18, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Yes defo!! I’m the same with notebooks – I’ve got about ten that have never been used but I always buy more “just in case” haha!

  4. March 18, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for some blog props recently and i never thought about pins / patches so that’s super helpful, i bought some like crafty bits the other day like a small pack of keys and stars and then some rope and they actually look quite cool so i can’t wait to take some photos with those incorporated somehow! Thanks for the tips!

    connor
    connxvi.com

    • Emma Drury
      March 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thanks for reading! Hope your photos turn out great with your new props!

    • Emma Drury
      March 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thanks!

  5. shaunaclairesop
    March 19, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    These are all great suggestions! Books are my favourites!

    • Emma Drury
      March 22, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thanks for reading!

  6. March 20, 2018 / 8:24 am

    I absolutely love using books in my blog photography, I think it adds sounds a nice little touch. I would have never of thought to use patches though – Good thinking! This is such a helpful post Emma! Xx

    • Emma Drury
      March 22, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Angela, glad you enjoyed it!

  7. March 22, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Girllll I’m so happy I found your blog!!! This is the best thing ever! Lots if love. You are really really amazing

  8. March 27, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I love using books in my photos ! Love your blog so much! xxxx

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