When I very first started blogging my photos were all taken on my iPad and they would then be uploaded to the post with
some nasty looking a pretty border around it. My editing skills were a big fat zero and I had no idea about composition. I am by no means Annie Leibovitz but I’d like to think that my photography skills have improved quite a bit since my early blogging days. So I thought I’d share some blog photography background and prop ideas to take your photos from meh to wow. Most of these things you will probably have at home already or maybe you are on the look out for some new props and need inspiration, hopefully you find these ideas helpful.
I no longer use my iPad for taking photos and instead use a camera with different lenses. This means I can take pics with wider angles, have lovely blurry backgrounds and sharper details. I bought myself some vinyl backdrops from Blog Equipment I Use (who has a gorgeous selection of backgrounds for you to use) so no more taking photos on my furniture surfaces. Plus I have an ever increasing selection of things to use as blog photo props too. Here are my 40 blog photography background and prop ideas.
For backgrounds you can use different textures and colours to make products stand out as well as make the image more interesting. A fluffy rug, a grassy lawn or tiles will add a bit extra to your photo as well as making it more unique.
With props you can keep it simple and just use the one or you can add in a few different ones but make sure that it doesn’t take the focus away from the subject your image is about. You don’t have to have everything in the shot either, an edge of a magazine works just as well.
What backgrounds or props do you use for your photos?