Some tips to nibble on…using PROPS!
A good thing to remember when using props is that they should always enhance the photograph, never detracting too much attention away from your subject. Just take a look through the camera and ask yourself, is the eye drawn to the subject first, and prop(s) second?
Signs, Texts and Bright colors always translate well and add something special:
Helpful Things To Keep in Mind…
- Keep your eyes open. Props are everywhere! Sometimes, just walking through a new environment can give you some great ideas. Take a stroll through the dollar store and see what you come up with. What about that margarine tub of mismatched buttons hiding in the craft closet? They might make a great background…
- Look for examples. When you get a magazine and a photo pops out at you, take a closer look at how it was styled to learn technique.
- Incorporate more of your own items. Add a personal touch. It’s like an inside joke!