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Budget props that'll up your photography game instantly

Thursday, 23 November 2017

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.

Must have photo props*

What's your favourite photography prop?
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  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 |

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

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

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

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

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

    Vikki |

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

    Thanks for the tips!

    Faye Jessica |

  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


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