My goal on this blog is to share photography furniture props that I have taken. While I generally shoot in a wide variety of situations, I always try to match the props with the image. If that is a challenge, I will try to find a way to include the props in the photo, rather than just the title.
I am a huge proponent of using props or furniture in a photo. They make a huge difference in the photo, especially if they are used to enhance a shot. The idea is to make the photo more interesting by making it look more like the props. The more interesting the photo, the more likely it is to go viral and gain interest from others.
I’ve heard this all before, but I’m going to say it again: “Props make the photo more interesting.
The problem is that many of the props in most photography books are used to enhance shots like a model or scenery. I know Ive seen a lot of photos with a model and props.
I think the problem is that many of these props are usually just a little too gimmicky to be use to the photography they are used. Sometimes it can be better to just make the picture look a little less like a props, that is, if you want to use props in a photo.
A great example of this is the book I mentioned above, where a model and props are used to enhance the image. The model is a woman with the book’s author on the cover and there is a large pile of book objects on the ground. This was an example where a couple of props were better used to enhance the photo.
The photographer uses the book as a reference for certain things, like when to use a tripod for a particular shot, or when to set a camera on a tripod. Not to mention the fact that the model is a woman, so it’s okay that there’s a large pile of books on the ground.
Most of the props were put on the ground for artistic purposes. But some props were used to enhance the image, like the piles of books on the ground. For example, the person placing the books in the pile looks like they are using the books as a reference. And the photographer also uses the books as a reference for certain things, like when to use a tripod for a particular shot, or when to set a camera on a tripod.
Photography is a great way to get a good, detailed image of your models, but sometimes you can improve the process even more by using props. For instance, the model in the photo below was originally posed on a bed with her model clothes and shoes on, and the bed was actually on the floor. But the photographer decided to set up her camera there so she could use her camera to take a series of photos of her model in various poses.
Because the camera is so huge and has no depth, the camera has a limited depth. So you can’t put your camera in the top so that the camera can’t shoot your models with the depth down.