Photo Props for When You Are On a Budget

Photo Props for When You Are On a Budget

If I didn’t know any better I would think that every blogger has a white house with marble everywhere, but I do. Today I am sharing some inexpensive ways to take great shots and the hacks to get them on a budget.

Photo Props for When You Are On a Budget

One of the most popular additions to pictures right now is the Light Up Cinema LightBox A4 Size with 96 Letters LED Light DIY Message Box Battery/USB Powered. You can write custom messages and bring in some of that vintage vibe to your shots. 

An easy way to add some warmth to a shot is by using a faux sheepskin rug. I have this OJIA white one and when I am done using it I put it away so that it doesn’t get ruined. I have kids and the idea of putting a white rug in my home sends me into a panic but one that can easily be packed up and put away? Sign me right up. 

A marble tabletop or counter is a personal fave but since I can’t afford to redo my counters or buy a white marble table big enough to seat 8 comfortably I’ve resorted to the next best thing. Contact paper. This DC Fix Adhesive Film comes on a roll and you can either unroll it each time you want to use it or stick it to a foam board. 

This Elmer’s Foam Board 3-Pack comes out to be under $5 each and you could buy a few more rolls of contact paper (I love the whitewood and dark wood grain options) you could have a nice selection of photo backgrounds at a fraction of the price.

If you have bad lighting at home and don’t want to invest in a big photography setup this Amzdeal Light Box Kit 16″ x 16″ Foldable Studio Light Box is a great option. It comes with an LED light strip and both black and white fabric backgrounds. 

Investing in a tripod can help you get more control of shots by having your phone or camera in the perfect position while you adjust the shot. This AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag is a popular option for those who used DSLRs.

I also have a phone tripod for when taking my camera out is not an option. I like this Camkix Universal Adjustable Tripod Kit that fits most phones and comes with a bag to hold all of the pieces.

If you have some scrap wood laying around you may want to make your own photo backgrounds like the ones I made for myself. Check out the DIY post here.

What other photo props can you think of? 

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Light Up Cinema Light Box A4 Size with 96 Letters LED Light DIY Message Box Battery/USB Powered
Camkix Universal Adjustable Tripod Kit
60-inch Lightweight Tripod With Bag
Amzdeal Light Box Kit 16″ x 16″ Foldable Studio Light Box
Foam Boards
Whitewood Adhesive Film
Rustic Adhesive Film
DC Fix 346-0306 Adhesive Film, Grey Marble
OJIA Deluxe Soft Faux Sheepskin Chair Cover
Light Up Cinema Light Box A4 Size with 96 Letters LED Light DIY Message Box Battery/USB Powered
Camkix Universal Adjustable Tripod Kit
60-inch Lightweight Tripod With Bag
Amzdeal Light Box Kit 16″ x 16″ Foldable Studio Light Box
Foam Boards
Whitewood Adhesive Film
Rustic Adhesive Film
DC Fix 346-0306 Adhesive Film, Grey Marble
OJIA Deluxe Soft Faux Sheepskin Chair Cover

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2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    January 3, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    You have some great ideas for photo props I must say. I don’t do much photography these days but I’m sure others will appreciate your tips.

  2. Lynda Cook
    January 4, 2018 / 9:35 am

    So many great items to make your picture pop!

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