Saturday, 18 June 2016

A Photo Prop Wishlist

As I mentioned in my post about improving my blog, I've been trying to work on my photography of late, which has meant playing around with the terrifying manual settings on my camera... I've also started to gather a few pretty bits and pieces to include in my photos to brighten them up a bit. I'm starting to identify a bit of a photography style (okay, that might be stretching the truth. I mean, I know how I want my photos to look!) which involves nice, bright, well-lit photos with pops of colour and bold print and patterns. I've put together a little list of a few things I'd love to add to my prop box - with no marble or copper in sight!
Blog-Photo-Prop-Wishlist
Toulouse Placemat, £8.95, Anthropologie
Flower Tealight Candles, £6, Urban Outfitters
Flamingo Cushion, £12, Tesco
Embroidered Journal, £11.99, Anthropologie
Tornado Notebook, £6, Coconut Lane
Price's Reed Diffuser, £12, George at Asda
Mini Paper Doilies, £4.50, Accessorize
Glass Lantern, £12, George at Asda
I really love fabric for adding a bit of texture, and the print on these Anthropologie placemats is just beautiful! I'm a little bit obsessed with tealights, but I've never seen any so pretty as these shaped flower ones from Urban Outfitters... I know it's a bit of a cliché but I'm loving the flamingos everywhere at the moment, and this cushion is so cute that I'd have to use it in daily life as well as for photos. I'm a sucker for a pretty notebook, and both of these are just gorgeous - bold print and watercolour, what more could you want?! There's something ridiculously elegant about reed diffusers, although I'm always scared of knocking mine over... I always used to love paper doilies and the bright colours of these from Accessorize have got me a bit excited! And finally, the gorgeous glass lantern from George - can you imagine how beautiful this would look with a creamy white pillar candle in it? Perfection.
You can get 20% off site-wide Coconut Lane using my code* 'INDIGOHOURS20' at the checkout, so if you like the look of the notebook, do head on over and see what else they have to offer! What are your favourite props to use in your blog photos? Where do you tend to shop for props? (I love a good rhyme...)

xo
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17 comments:

  1. I love the pink notebook, the candles and the cushion and love the bright theme of all these props, much nicer than the typical copper blogger props!
    Amy at
    Amy & More

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    1. Thanks Amy! I love nice bright colours, I really think they make photos pop! ♥ xo

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  2. I love the notebook and I want a few glass boxes as photo props but I havent as yet found any I like x

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    1. Oh glass boxes always look lovely, I just know I'd break them haha xo

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  3. If you have 'The Works' near you (stationary/ book shop), I got some similar mini doilies there for £1-I actually use them for crafty things like card making :-) I love the cushion, so cute and summery!
    Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love The Works! Will have to have a little look, thanks for the tip Em! xo

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  4. Oh I must be a terrible blogger.... I don't 'do' props!! Never even crossed my mind. This post has really made me wake up a bit, thanks :)

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    1. Not at all, Jo! To each their own. I just need all the help I can get with my photos haha! xo

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  5. I really need to improve my photography but never know what accessories to buy, thanks for the ideas

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome Lauren! I think it's a nice way to make your photos more cohesive, too :) xo

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  6. I remember feeling quite anxious when I started playing around with the manual settings! The manual really did help.

    I do love that flamingo cushion, surprised to see it's from Tesco! I need to get down to their homeware section, stat!

    Halima
    Fashionicide
    xo

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  7. I love the idea of having photo props like these!

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  8. I have the flower tea lights and I love them!! They smell amazing too but I would never burn them because they're too pretty! Xx

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  9. I got a *proper* camera last year a Nikon D3200 & I recently invested in an Olympus Pen (so bloggy!) which has been a game changer, not just because of the great pics but I love the wifi feature and being able to upload on the go and it's slimline for events etc. I have a little prop box too and it's just easy for getting more exciting & colourful pics. Going to check out those Anthropologie mats though! Great post X

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  10. These are so cute and love that you have chosen things that are gorgeous colours and textures! Lovely refreshing change from marble and copper for sure :D Love those tealights and the notebooks - fab choices!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
    www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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  11. Your wish list has some cute stuff in it :) Love the look of the cushion x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  12. Oh man this made me hanker for ALL the blog props haha! The flamingo cushion is just gorgeous! Love posts like this! xx

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