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!