If I’ve learned anything from seven years of blogging, it’s how to make the tedious task of blog photos easier. Photos are vital to getting people to check out your blog, so anything to make that momentously important task a bit easier, I’m all for.
The one thing I’ve learned above all other blog photo hacks is to have a bin of props. A place to stick cute plates, paperclips, and anything that could help make a product photo a little more interesting.
It’s just that simple. I tote this bin around with me from surface to surface in my house and grab this or that depending on what photo I’m taking. Beauty products get fellow beauty bits, planner related posts get paperclips and pens. Having these things with me makes the process a million times faster. I’m not running around my house looking for a cute pen or plate for each photo.
It’s important to have options in the bin. A few plates, a few notebooks, etc. so that the photos don’t get boring quick. You don’t want it to look like the same photo over and over again because you don’t have a wide variety of props to choose from.
I also haven’t spent much on these supplies. Unless you’re a big time blogger with a lot of brand sponsorships, it’s likely you don’t have a dime to spend on the hobby. I picked up a lot of the plates from the Target Dollar Spot. Most of the other things I already had on hand. A lot of the makeup in here is expired or empty, but the packaging is still cute. The journals and pencils were gifts. Just collect cute items around the house or go to Goodwill for some simple plates.
This prop bin has done wonders for the variety and consistency in my blog photos. I’m able to take a lot more photos in one sitting while still being able to keep each one unique and interesting. So poke around your house looking for cute decor items not in use to pop into a bin. It’ll make a world of difference.