Are you new to blogging or just getting started with taking photos for your blog?
It can feel a bit overwhelming to take your photos at first. You might feel like you don’t have the right photography equipment or the budget to buy the equipment you want. Don’t fret, everyone starts somewhere! Use this quick list of little known blog photography hacks to achieve big results without any equipment, other than your camera! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read full disclosure policy.
Little Known Blog Photography Hacks
Lacking a Professional Photography Background?
Create your own! Throw down a clean white sheet, cutting board, or table cloth. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not make your own background? Learn how I make my own professional looking blog photography backgrounds for less than $10 here!
Keep your Subjects in Place
I’m sure you’ve seen many examples of popular office styled flat lay images. Maybe you’ve tried to photograph one yourself. With some many items in the scene it can get complicated, especially if your pencil or pots start to roll away or a blank journal won’t stay open. That’s where this little known blog photography hack comes into to play. When you need to keep things in place just use pull out a roll of washi tape. Use it temporarily keep things in order without damaging your props or background.
Props did you Say?
Awe yes, let’s talk blog photography props. Another expensive you can skip when you are just getting started. In fact, I recommend you simply shop your home for props. Check out my 10 Must Have Blog Photography Props for creating gorgeous styled photographs.
No Photography Reflector? No Problem!
You can make your own! While I have heard of other bloggers covering cookie sheets with aluminum foil, I have another blog photography hack that works even better! Stop by your local craft supply store or neighborhood Target and pick up two large white foam boards. I use the 24 x 36 inch boards you probably used in elementary school for presentations. Place your subject beside a window then place one board opposite the window to reflect the light coming in. On dark days, add the second board behind your subject and bounce the flash of your camera off it for more light.
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