Since we're all staying home much more than normal and the shops we'd normally look to for props aren't even open these days, I thought I'd help you think through some prop possibilities for your still life work. And in addition to that, challenge to take a bit of time and search for something out of the box for you.
So, take a few minutes and read this post and then I hope to see you over on Instagram with your findings. 🙂
How many images have you created with the same props? Using a common theme or particular type of item? I know that I've fallen into this pattern and done so many with my familiar and loved items. I'd love to see you change things up a bit and I'm going to as well.
So as you begin to step out of that box, here are a few thoughts to get your creativity going ...
- Plan a color scheme and look for items in your home in a particular color
- Find neutrals and coordinate them for a timeless look
- Look for certain shapes and put together a collection
- Check outside, in your garage or shed for something unique
- Maybe there's something on your back porch that you just haven't noticed yet
- Look for pieces of fabric, maybe in your fabric stash or maybe it's an old dress or hand towel
- Or how about your kitchen ... an old muffin tin or pie plate.
- Maybe you have an individual plate that you could coordinate with some pretty flowers
- Your jewelry box could hold some incredible props
- How about a piece of wood waiting to go into the woodstove
I have to say that I inspired myself ... 🙂 After I wrote out this list I went over to add to the woodstove fire, grabbed this piece of wood and headed back to my studio. 🙂
And I hope you're inspired as well ... I have many more images I think I'll take over the next few days. If this list does inspire you, I'd love it if you tagged me in your images over on Instagram @sixteenmilesout.
Thanks for reading!
p.s. There's a good article about prop hunting for all types of photography over on Pixpa. You might want to check it out.
Doodlebug Designz says
Great blog!! Thanks for the inspiration. ❤️
Thank you Debra! I’m always happy if I’ve brought some inspiration to someone. 🙂