Today I’m sharing some tips on saving money on photography props. If you take photos for a living or you use them to spice up your blog posts, you know that photography props are often key to a great photograph. However, if you try to source them from a professional company, you will end up paying an arm and a leg for them.
There are plenty of other ways you can get your hands on great photography props without breaking the bank. Below are a few creative ways you canuse to save money on photography props for your blog photos.
Why pay someone to make props for you when you can make them yourself? As always, Pinterest is full of inspiration, featuring lots of ideas that are fun, whimsical, and easy to make. And if you do a good job, you might be able to sell your creations on Etsy once you are done with them.
Headquarters of everything strange and wonderful, thrift shops are a great place to find fun items to include in your photos. From discarded Halloween costumes to treasures from grandma’s attic, you will find everything here. Don’t forget to check out the housewares section for interesting dishes and cups for food photos.
If you are looking for truly rare finds, estate sales are the place to be. Old coats, hats, interesting jewelry, lamps, furniture—estate sales will have it all. And if you know what you are looking for, you might also be able to pick up some items for resale as well.
Most of it will be cheaply made, but if photographed right, it will still look good. You might not get a lot of use out of these items, but they can still make for some great photos