Role of Props

When it comes to fashion and beauty photography, props pay off. Props help these photographs look professional.

Yet there’s no need to spend a fortune on high-ticket props to get professional-looking results. A visit to a fabric store can yield some cool background and trimmings. At a local flower shop you may be able to pick up some silk flowers that can be used over and over again. Want some fancy jewellery ? Do a web search on costume jewelry. Need cool clothes? Check out a Salvation Army or Goodwill store.

And of course, flea markets are great places to find lots of cool stuff.

If you work with affordable props regularly, then when a high-end product client calls, you’ll have examples of your prop work. Just don’t tell ’em were you got them.