We all have a couple of art supplies at home that may be pretty useful when we’re wondering what kind of photography props we can incorporate into our brand photo shoot.
In this post, we’ll focus on art supply photo props that you may have from some of your hobbies or from your online business. So grab your cup of coffee (I have mine right here ☕) and let’s start. Ready?
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You can include paint brushes in combination with watercolor paint, acrylic paint, blank drawing paper, or some of your drawings. You can obviously add some other props, but those are some ideas to get you started.
Utilizing pastels could be a fun way to add color to your brand photos.
I usually select a couple of soft pastels and oil pastels to help create a certain color palette in the series of brand photos that I’m taking. I do the same when I’m using colored pencils or brush lettering pens.
Brush lettering pens are one of my favorite props ever.
One of the things that I use a lot in my brand photos is writing inspiring phrases, like in the image above, or sometimes words related to my freebies and offerings, like I did in the image below.
Don’t be afraid to include your handwriting in your brand images. It adds a detail to your personal brand that is completely unique to you.
I utilize fineliner pens many times in my photos. When I want to take a brand photo with my handwriting, I use one (that, or a brush lettering pen. Both are my favorites).
Whenever I travel, I usually take a fineliner and 3 or 4 brush pens or metallic markers with me. They weigh almost nothing and they’re really useful to write a couple of inspiring words in a cute notebook.
Then I take a couple of brand photos with those props with whatever background I find in the room’s hotel where I’m staying.
You can incorporate glass beads in your brand photos too.
I usually place them in a trinket dish or a little bowl, because they’re a little tricky to manage (the same happens with bijoux pearls, which are delicate props too).
If you want to add a delicate detail in your brand photos, you can add ribbon, which also kind of gives a touchable feeling to your images.
Side note: When you’re taking photos, you want your audience to feel something: if you’re outdoors, you want them to feel the warmth of the sun in the skin, or the wind playing with hair, or the touch of different surfaces or objects, like the sand in your hands or a flower.
When you’re indoors, you don’t have the option of letting people feel the wind, but you can still play with the warmth of the sun or the touch of things.
You obviously have other options, but these are a couple of examples to have in mind.
In this case, you can include one sheet of drawing paper, a couple of them, or also sketchbooks as props.
In the photo above, I utilized one sheet of paper with a castle drawing.
I created this drawing to take a series of brand images for my About page, because I’ve loved writing fantasy stories since I was a little girl (it used to be high fantasy only, until I discovered urban fantasy, and I fell totally in love with that narrative genre).
Depending on the size of the wrapping paper that you have, you can incorporate it as a prop, in a portion of the image, or as a background too, like in the image above.
I bought this wrapping paper with mail stamps in a stationery shop in Buenos Aires.
Another colorful prop that you can add in your images is a pattern paper, or a couple of them.
If you have your own patterns in your brand, you can print them in a thick illustration paper (I print them on 300 grams paper) and use them in your photos. In this way, you’ll have a prop that will make your images different from other brands.
In this image, I’m including a pine tree pattern that I designed with my doodles and my brand colors.
That belongs to the prior version of this website with the old branding.
A fun way to add your handwriting in your brand photos is by using metallic markers.
I usually utilize a gold metallic marker in my images because I have a tan color similar to gold in my brand color palette.
This post is part of a series of blog posts about different photography props that you can use in your brand photos:
Now search for your art supply photo props at home! Which ones are you going to use on your next brand photos? 😍
With all my love,