Sunday, 5 April 2015

3 Props to Include in your Blog Photography.


Despite what people may think, blog photography is hard work. 
There are times when I truly struggle with taking a decent picture - the natural lighting's either crappy or non-existent, my camera starts being sassy and won't focus or just generally bad angles of all products involved. 
Sigh.
Another thing I've also been focusing on recently is background imagery. A white background is always a winner since it's non-confrontational and makes everything else stand out. The top of my Malm Dressing Table is my prime photographing location.
However, sometimes just having your products on a plain background can look a little, well, boring.
Don't get me wrong, basic backgrounds are great for photographing alot of products (A 'What's in my Makeup Bag' or 'Hauls' for example) but I always find that if I'm taking a photograph of a single/few product(s), it needs something else in the frame with it.
My go-to for this kind of dilemma is a Magazine. I tend to use fashion mags (Vogue is my favourite) since they have more visually appealing pages, but anything goes really. It's just to make your photo a little more eye-catching to the reader. Visit this post here, here and here to see how I've styled mine. 
Another option is Flowers. I have a small selection of fake flowers that I picked up cheap from Wilkos but real flowers would work too - you just wouldn't get as much mileage out of them. Flowers are definitely something I should use more in my photography, I love the look of other Bloggers' pictures when they contain some sort of foliage but I can never seem to get it right in mine. See this post here for how I use flowers in my photography.
Another prop would be general Bits & Bobs relevant to what you're blogging about. I don't tend to use these as often unless I'm actually blogging about them since I can usually get the picture I'm looking for with either a magazine or flowers. If money's tight though these are perfect since it's things you already own. A well placed lipstick or perfume bottle can do wonders for your photography.

I hope these give you some suggestions next time your photography sesh isn't exactly going according to plan (Lord knows I have plenty of those) and you're looking for a little inspiration.

Happy Snapping!

Lauren
xo

14 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more. Not as easy as it looks like. Photography it's hard work, yeah:). Totally get you.
    Kisses
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  2. Taking the photos is definitely harder than writing the actual post! I love using flowers as they brighten the photos. Happy Easter :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for reading! same to you! xo

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  3. Flowers are a must have for me! Really lovely and helpful post xx

    Beauty Girl

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  4. I love using vogue for photos, the covers are always great! x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I understand you. I'm so pick about pictures for my blog all the time!
    Love the tips!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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    1. It's such a nightmare ha! Thanks! xo

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  6. Magazines and flowers are such a must! I have a similar post coming up, just so you know I'm not copying haha xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

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    1. Don't be daft! I look forward to reading it! :) xo

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