Places To Buy Props

Thursday, August 17, 2017
 
When I first started blogging I either used images from google or I just didn't have any. As time past I realized it would be better if I took my own pictures. So three years ago, I bought a camera but there was still work to do. My pictures were ok since I was just starting, but there was still room for improvement.
 
So let's fast forward to the beginning of last year. I was in a slump about my blog and nothing could make me happy about it. My pictures weren't good enough and I just wanted to give up. I decided to get out of my comfort zone and start taking better care of my blog. During my break from blogging, I researched ways I could make my photos better and I came across a lot of helpful tips on props and backgrounds for my pictures. 
 
Before I did my research I would look at other blogs and wonder how did they create such gorgeous pictures. I always thought that everything was so expensive and personally I wasn't going to pay for all of that. But reading bloggers tips and tricks on great photos, showed me that you can create a marble background or the white fluffy background we all admire. I guess that's the whole point of a D.I.Y. Project! 
 
So listed below are the props that I like to use for my blog posts. You can find these items or similar ones at the Dollar Tree, Walmart, and Shopping Online. Most importantly a lot of these items can be found at home. In my opinion it's nice to use what you have on hand. It honestly makes the pictures unique.

The Dollar Tree is great because, well the name can speak for itself. I like buying candles, flowers and succulents from here. It's affordable and there's a variety of colors or scents! I get most of my beauty products from Walmart. So I like incorporating them as props in my photos. Some props may not be available in stores, so Shopping Online is your best friend. I've never bought props online, but I have seen some things I should put on my wishlist.
 
Beauty Props: If you're looking for props for beauty posts, you probably already have them on hand. I don't mean products that you're reviewing, but ones about makeup tips or hair hacks. 
 
Lipsticks
Eyeliner 
Makeup Brushes 
Nail Polish
Hair Products
Hair Ties
Bows
Clips
Bobby Pins
 
Lifestyle Props: These are my favorite props to look for. It's super simple and this topic is so versatile. 
 
Succulents 
Flowers 
Magazines
Phone
 
Fashion Props: If You're into Fashion, I think there is so much you can do. You have so many different and unique styles to take pictures of!

Rings
Sunglasses 
Shoes
Clothes
Scarves 
Purses/ Handbags
 
Home Décor Props: I love reading décor posts because you get a sense of the bloggers style and they may post some good tips and suggestions to follow. Also some of these products, if not all are found at your house.
 
Lamps
Pictures
Bedding 
Fruit Bowls 
Pots & Pans
Plants 
Cups 
Mixers 
Clocks 
Tea Cups
Plates
Bowls
Candles

Backgrounds: For my backgrounds I bought marble contact paper from Amazon for about $12. You can also get contact paper from Walmart or Target, but it will not be marble. I also like using my shag rug, it costs $5 at Five Below.


 

2 comments:

  1. This is helpful and I've been experimenting with backgrounds. I need to look into props as well. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I'm glad this post was helpful for you. I am currently looking for more props myself, because I've been using the ones I have for awhile.

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