Have you ever thought about adding props to your photo sessions? Props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next photo session.
While you might have recently seen a few photos that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years’ time. Classic is definitely better and there are many fun options to choose from.
It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session. You should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that season as they’ll be easier to find and before you decide to remake your favorite movie scene, think twice about whether you’ll be able to find suitable outfits for everyone in the photo.
There are some larger props that work really well in photo sessions such as using your grandpa's farm tractor as a background piece. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the beauty of the photograph altogether. Make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn't detract from it.
Make It Meaningful.
In terms of a bran shoot bring things that relate to your brand. For example, I'm a photographer so of courseI would have my camera as a prop. To show my design side I may bring my laptop and color swatches to setup on the desk or whatever setting I may be shooting in.
Use What You Have.
Make the current season work to your advantage by using what’s available. Leaves in the fall make for amazing props in photos and don’t cost a thing.
Remember, using props can be the perfect addition to your photos but make sure that they don’t become the main focus.
Photographer & Brand Designer