Blogging can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be if you’re clever about what you buy. A big thing that I’ve been focusing on recently is improving my photos. When I first started my blog I would just quickly snap a photo and “It would do”. I don’t really know why I had this attitude as I studied photography at college and I’ve always really enjoyed it. I think I was honestly just trying to write as many blog posts as quickly as I could as I hated the fact my blog had very little content when I first started.
When I look back at old posts some of the photos are really bad! I kept seeing all these pretty photos on other peoples blogs and decided I wanted to work more on my photography. The big thing I felt I was missing out on was photo props. Below is one of the first photo’s I took. It just looks too plain and boring and there isn’t enough too it. (If we’re being honest, It’s terrible haha).
I spent a fair bit of time looking through other peoples blog posts to see what type of thing they were using. Once I had a rough idea in my head of what I wanted to get I made a trip to The Range. I literally love The Range, they sell pretty much anything you could ever and want and it’s cheap. Each item I picked up cost under £2.00 which I think is such a bargain. I really don’t see the point in spending a fortune when you don’t need to.
Above is a photograph of lots of bits and pieces that I picked up. From the craft section I picked up the sparkly Christmas trees that are meant for card making. These are great for scattering around objects in photos. As we’re right on top of Christmas I got a fair few winter/ Christmas bits. I love the furcones and the holly leaves. I also picked up some pretty pink and white petals as well as some flowers.
It’s so nice being able to add decorations into the background of photos and having items to scatter in between objects. My photo’s look so much prettier and have a lot more details. Below is one of my up to date photos using my new props.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your photo’s I’d definitely recommend investing in some props to use. The Range is definitely a great place to go and I’d also recommend any local craft shops. If anyone has any other suggestions on where to buy photo props please leave them below!