The Best Props for Flat Lays and Product Photography
To follow on from my blog post about flat lay photography, I knew the inevitable question would be: what props should I use?!
Well, I’m happy to say that over the years I’ve become better at finding props for my images. I thought I’d help you out and create a list of idea for props for your images.
The beauty of it? Many of these you will already have laying around in your home!
Plants - artificial or real, I use green house plants in many of my product images.
Books - especially coffee table books. Open them up, and use different pages in them to create different looks for your images.
Magazines - the artier the better!
Vintage cameras - find them in charity shops for cheap.
Greetings cards - find a local boutique which stocks lovely cards and buy a few which appeal to you.
Polaroid images/Printed Images - I love adding my own work into my flat lays.
Pens - These are great to use as a negative space filler.
Make up - lipstick can look really beautiful!
Trays - TK Maxx is always a great place to find trays. Also look in charity shops.
iPhones and MacBooks - if you’re going for an office/work vibe, add an item of technology.
Stationary - I personally love adding in planners and diaries.
Hair clips - these make really lovely little gap fillers.
Food - fruit is something I love to play with in images.
Flowers - an obvious one, but never underestimate the power of adding in a flower to an image
Trinkets - the best word I could think of to describe the small array of items we collect in our homes!
Hats - add an element of style with hats
Blankets and Scarves - blankets and scarves add really lovely soft texture to an image.
Jewellery - rings, necklaces, bracelets. All beautiful, and great fillers for random negative space you want to fill.
Glasses - sunglasses or reading glasses.
Bottles - colour bottles, perfume bottles. The glass can create an interest texture.
Shops I Recommend for Props:
See you tomorrow for day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas!