Something that can make or break a photo is props. The kind of prop you use depends on your styles of photos, background, and the location where your photo is taken. Whether you are taking a photo of yourself or a flat lay photo props are usually envolved somehow. I'm sure you've seen how props are used on instagram but if you don’t like using props you don’t have to that’s completely fine. I just know that from what I’ve seen on instagram and have heard other bloggers say props do make a difference and add something to a photo. So here are a few perfect and popular photography props.
The first prop is food. Food is a very popular and is great because when your done with the photo you can eat this prop. I’ve seen a lot those pictures recently because of it's Summer and ice cream is a favorite. You can get some really pretty and cute ice cream cones that are picture perfect. Then again when you’re done you can eat it and hopefully you finish taking your photos before the ice cream starts melting down your hand. Food prop options are endless. Pretty much if you are eating something that is pretty and cute or you think will make a good photo it probably will.
The next prop is flowers; really how could you go wrong with flowers unless you are allergic to them then don’t use them don’t go near them. But if you’re not allergic then go wild. The types of flowers you be able to use in you’re photos will depend on the area you live in, or what your grocery stores flower shops are selling. Now if you live in an area where you have a flower feild and the flowers are blooming that can be beautiful. I have seen this done this year and it is absolutely amazing.
The third prop is accessories and who could you go wrong with accessories. Anything will do a hat, purse, shoes, jewelry, even sunglasses you don’t even have to be holding it. Just having an accessory can add something interesting to any photo. If the photo you are taking is based on a purse make sure the main focal point is the purse and not your necklace or shoes.
Number four beauty & hair products is something I’ve seen be used as props a lot lately from bloggers and instagrammers who are promoting the products. But that doesn’t mean you can't use them as props if you want to as long as it is a product you love like a lipgloss or you’re favorite dry shampoo. The photo will turn out great. I actually love post like these because it gives you a chance to either learn about new products or find out more about a product you already knew about but never used.
There are so many more props out there that will look really great in any photo you take whether it's an ice cream cone or a hair spray you’re loving. Just having a prop can add so much to a photo and make it more visually pleasing to the eye. You don’t even have to use the ones I mentioned. There are so many more prop options out there. Again you don’t even have to use a prop if you don’t want to; that’s totally up to you. I hope this gave you some ideas on some props to use and that you enjoyed it.