Monday, 8 January 2018

50 Easy Prop Ideas For Your Next Flatlay

One of the biggest, yet most enjoyable aspects for me when it comes to blogging is certainly the photography side of things. It's pretty safe to say that when I first started blogging my photography was, well questionable; it was a case of grabbing one or two products, chucking them together and photographing them in what would only be considered as terrible lighting by the entire blogging community. 

Aside from improving the lighting, the main aspect which has positively impacted my photography the most is definitely the use of props in my photos/flatlays. And it doesn't have to be expensive; you probably have many similar things just lying around your house that could be easily used within your next photo. In fact, to make everything even simpler for those of you who may be struggling on the prop front, I've collated a list of 50 common and inexpensive items to help further improve the aesthetic of your blog photos. It's crazy just how much adding a few simple props can improve everything!

Keep your eyes out for a post in the near future too, focussing solely on how I got my blog photo's from A to B:

50 Easy & Inexpensive Prop Ideas
  • Bags (small bags/clutches/purses)
  • Baked goods
  • Bath bombs
  • Blankets
  • Books
  • Bows
  • Brushes
  • Cameras
  • Candles
  • Cards
  • Coasters
  • Coloured/patterned paper
  • Confetti
  • Fairy Lights
  • Flower (fake and/or real)
  • Faux fur
  • Food (chocolates, fruit etc.)
  • Glitter
  • Jewellery
  • Knitwear (play with different textures)
  • Laptops
  • Leaves
  • Magazines
  • Makeup bags
  • Makeup packaging (it doesn't hurt to keep some of the boxes your makeup comes in)
  • Makeup products (experiments with opening some of the products in photos)
  • Mugs
  • Notebooks/diaries
  • Ornaments
  • Passport
  • Perfumes
  • Petals
  • Phone
  • Phone cases
  • Photographs (I wish I had a polaroid camera)
  • Pillows
  • Pinecones
  • Plants
  • Potpourri
  • Ribbons
  • Ring dishes
  • Scarves
  • Shells
  • Small plaques/prints
  • Stationery
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweets
  • Tissue paper
  • Wallpaper samples (for the background)
  • Wooden boards

What's your favourite prop to use in blog photos?

Lots of Love

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