Budget props that'll up your photography game instantly

Since being a blogger my photography game has improved sooo much, I have briefly touched on some photography tips in the past, one of the tips I mentioned was photography props. The great thing about photography props is that they can show a bloggers personality so well but it can be a little confusing to know what props to use sometimes so I've put together a little list of budget photography props most of which you most likely already own to completely up your game!.


  1. Confetti - simple and effective if you have none to hand simply hole punch a magazine or some coloured card and use that.
  2. Technology - Your phone (if you're not using it to take the photos), Headphones, iPads etc.
  3. Coloured paper - You can always rely on coloured or patterned paper to give you a great photography background.
  4. Washi Tape - Simple and cute, use it to hold prints in place or simply to decorate a plain background.
  5. Fairy lights - My faveeee!, fairy lights will instantly perk up any photo guaranteed.
  6. Flowers - False or real both look great!.
  7. Books - stack your favourite books against a nice bright background for a quick instant stock photo.
  8. Makeup - Brushes, lippies, liners anything to dot around your focus.
  9. Fabrics - A nice throw, t-shirt or even a denim jacket can make all the difference in your photos.
  10. Home decor - I love using candles in my photography, now that we're getting to the festive spirit things like baubles and tinsel work perfectly.
  11. Stationary - Cute pens, bookmarks, notepads and prints make great photo props and you most likely already own them so they're the ideal props.
  12. Accessories - Anything you have... Watches, necklaces, bracelets, glasses, chokers if you don't have much you can find really cheap jewellery on Ebay for roughly £2.

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What's your favourite photography prop?
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8 comments

  1. I have been having SO much fun taking photos for my Blogmas posts because I LOVE being able to use Christmas lights and decorations in my photos!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. I love your photography and I feel like Christmassy bits just instantly make a photo look amazing!.
      Charlie xx

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  2. These tips were really helpful! I'm trying to get more creative with my photography without breaking the bank to take cute photos.

    www.shanneileen.com

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    1. Thankyou!, I'm glad you found the post useful!, Most of my props are things lying around my house, completely free!.
      Charlie xx

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  3. I loved going to pound land when I was living in the UK. IKEA has quite a few good bits, too.

    www.malinhanssen.com

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  4. These are some really good tips, I'm always trying to think of fun ways to be more creative with my photography!

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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  5. I definitely need to up my photography game for my blog.

    Thanks for the tips!


    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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  6. Love these tips, they are definitely super helpful since I often have a hard time coming up with new ideas for photos!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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