Lifestyle: Blogging Photo Prop Ideas

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blog Photo Prop Ideas
When I first began blogging many years ago, I didn't think that it would ever turn into something I loved 6 years later. I used to take photos on for my blog using a sony cybershot phone to show you the items of clothing and what I've been loving. Now I hunt homeware stores, stationery stores and charity shops for blogging props to make my blog photos look unique. I've had a few comments lately asking where are the props I use from so I thought I'd share this with you all.
Marble Contact Paper - I can't remember whose blog post I read about marble contact paper but I love how using this as a blog background makes my photos look more sleek and professional. I picked mine up from Amazon here. If you're a marble lover like me, you may want to pick up this contact paper too as it's darker and it will add a different effect to your photos. I'm trying to find a white wood background background and I have my eye on this contact paper.
Blog Photo Prop Ideas
Books - I find books make a great prop for the background of blog photos. I find that the typical 'coffee table' books work best when it comes to shooting photos, especially for beauty products. I love using 'It by Alexa Chung' and another favourite of mine to use is 'It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be' by Paul Arden.
Magazines - These are a typical thing everyone has in their rooms and they make such good blogging backgrounds for photos. I love using Elle, Vogue and Marie Claire magazines and it helps if the magazine has a pretty cover for that month!
Blog Photo Prop Ideas

Blog Photo Prop Ideas
Make-up Products - Make-up works really well in the background of blogging photos. I love using eyelash curlers (you can pick up some cheap ones here). You can use lipsticks, make-up brushes, nail polishes and it helps build up a photo. 
Stationery - What would a quirky blog photo be without stationery? I find that notebooks with pretty backgrounds, journals, pens, tissue paper and patterned paper all make great backgrounds and prompts for blog posts. I love searching around paperchase, TK Maxx and Whsmith for my stationery needs. I recently picked up a diary and a couple of small notepads in TK Maxx which I absolutely adore. I've found some online similar that I think would work well in blog photos here and here.
What do you use for blog photo props?
Also an added note to this post I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who has commented on my blog lately. I am writing and scheduled my posts super late at night as I do my dissertation all day at the moment! I appreciate every single comment and I'm hoping to have some time to reply to them soon! but thank you so much! x
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Jessicalaar said...

I love this post, some really great ideas.

Jess x

Grace said...

These are really helpful tips - thanks for sharing!

Grace | eat, write + explore x

Lucy said...

Brilliant tips!xx

ALYSSA MAY said...

This is great! Definitely need to get myself some marble contact paper!!


Hannah said...

Love the hello you postcard!

Unknown said...

The contact paper! Ahh that's such a good idea. As well as the pretty papers. I never thought of that! Fantastic ideas girl

Faye_Oliviaa said...

This is really helpful. Despite deciding on a background, I sometimes find it hard to find props to go with the pictures xx

Winona said...

Great ideas! I'm still figuring out how to make my photos look cuter and this helped a lot. Thanks! :)

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Unknown said...

I'm always taking photos and thinking there is something missing, so these tips are really helpful to solve that problem! Thanks for sharing. Molly x

Colette said...

Great blog - I always find my blog photos a bit of a struggle to get right, looking professional whilst at the same time pretty - so thanks a mill for the tips! :)

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