With Independence Day knocking on our doors, it’s time to bring some patriotism into your studio! Head over to your local department store to stock up on everything red, white and blue.
If you’re experiencing your slow season now, utilize this free time to experiment with props in the studio!
Backdrops are a great way to add variety and style to your sessions but sometimes having a cache of every color and type can also be pricey. Some ways to save on backdrops is to make your own. With a little brainstorming and some markers, tape or creative propping, you’ll be able to build one-of-a-kind backdrops using seamless paper.
If you’re already in the wedding photography business, offering the addition of photo booth services is a great way to add some additional revenue. Photo booths also give you a chance to be more flexible with creative shots and the ability to capture some fun candids.
Many viewers may not notice it right away but as photographers we see it instantly. A prop used well in a portrait, whether a small object such as a basketball, or a larger environment such as a basketball court, can tell a person’s story or help define a characteristic much more graphically than a nuts-and-bolts portrait.
Prop styling is a fun and creative way to add that extra panache to your images. Clients will appreciate a professionally styled shot that utilizes props to illustrate their products’ features and gets customers motivated to buy. If you don’t have the budget to hire a professional stylist, spend some time learning the nuances of prop styling.
An explosion in America’s obsession with gastronomic delights is evident in the millions of Instagram shots and Facebook posts that abound each day surrounding food. Food blogs are now approaching the 17,000 mark. The field is ripe for more artful portrayals of food than ever before. Take advantage of this explosion of taste buds by honing your skills in food styling.