Have you thought about adding props to your brand sessions? Props can definitely add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Maybe ask yourself, what is it that you love about your work or what you do? Then use props to bring out your passions. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next brand session.
Avoid trends. While you might have recently seen a few photos that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years’ time. Classic is definitely better and there are many fun options to choose from.
Be realistic. It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session. You should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that season as they’ll be easier to find and before you decide to remake your favorite movie scene, think twice about whether you’ll be able to find suitable outfits for everyone in the photo.
Size matters. There are some larger props that work really well in photo sessions such as using an airstream to communicate your adventurous spirit. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the beauty of the photograph altogether. Make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn't detract from it.
Make it meaningful. If it tells a story about you and your brand, try and incorporate it into your photos. This way your pictures will have more meaning and communicate a message to your audience.
Use what you have. Make the current season work to your advantage by using what’s available. Leaves in the fall make for amazing props or add spring flowers for an extra zing to photos and it doesn’t cost a thing.
Remember, using props can be the perfect addition to your photos but make sure that they don’t become the main focus unless, of course you are using your props as products to sell!
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