Sunday, April 08, 2018

Improving blog photography with everyday objects


So it's taken me a long time to get where I am with my blog photography and it is no way where I want it to be yet however I feel like I have shown a huge improvement in the past year or so. Today I thought I would talk about some of my favourite ways to spice up my photos with everyday objects. The photo above shows how I used to take a photo on the left and how I would talk a photo now. It includes all the same products but by using everyday objects I have made the photo much more visually appealing. So without further ado lets get into my tips and tricks. 

Backgrounds are something incredibly important, they very quickly change a photo completely. There are so many different things you can use as backgrounds whether that is wallpaper samples, tile samples or samples or hardwood floor. Magazines also make fabulous backgrounds and obviously work well for beauty posts as the content is often related to makeup. 

Sparkles and sequins add a little bit of bling to the picture. If you have a super boring background sparkles are a super easy way to add a little something to the mix. I also love to coordinate the colours the sparkles with the packaging. For example if I am taking pictures of products with gold packaging I will include some gold sparkles to add a little bit of something else.

Other products are a good way to add a little bit of something interesting you are taking products for a review. For example when I take a picture of a palette for a review I like to surround it with other products pointing towards it which helps to focus in on the product. Brushes are also a gorgeous way to add something else to the photo especially the new Real techniques blush crush range which have the most stunning glittery handles. 

Glass wear and trinket dishes add a little something extra. I have a huge amount of cute little dishes which I use for storage which look so pretty around the house as well as in the photos. I have them from places such as Primark, Wilko and Ikea. I also use normal glasses and tumblers which look super cute when you put lipstick/liners in them and have them spilling out like in the photo above.

So that's some of my tips for making blog photos a little more exciting. I'd love the know what your blog photography tips are? 


14 comments:

  1. For me it is all about the lighting. If the lighting sucks then there is no saving it for me. For props I love pretty much everything bright and colourful :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. Ribbons, ribbons always! And flowers too. I love that RT brush range, it is stunning!

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  3. I always use ribbons and flowers for photos x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  4. For me it is all about good light, if it is dull I can forget about getting a good shot x

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  5. I love using various different props for photos. Flowers, trinket dishes and ribbon are my favourites to use x

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  6. There are some great photography tips here 👌🏼

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  7. Being able to play with the light is the thing for me x

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  8. Some great tips mine is definitely lighting. Xxx

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  9. I’m a lightening and lens obsessive

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  10. I have lots of blog props but I think I need to invest in a light box as natural lightening seems to be hard to find in my house!

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  11. I have little props lying around that I always use but my main tip is probably lighting! I always try and set up right by a window with good natural light!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. Lighting and a good camera lens have changed things for me, but I’m still not very artistic!

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  13. Lighting and lenses for me! Although I love a prop, Sometimes I don't even bother with props etc as long as the lighting is good and the products your shooting are in focus that's enough for me ha ha

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  14. Lighting is always the thing that makes my photos stand out. That and doing a little editing on befunky afterwards!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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