Setting up a prop kit for beauty product photographs
December 10, 2013 3:34 PM Subscribe
I am starting a blog which will feature photographs taken by my boyfriend and myself. He is a professional video cameraman and also an excellent photographer but neither of us are stylists. Can you help with some prop and set up ideas?
posted by Youremyworld to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The blog is beauty and food related with reviews on products, skincare and makeup tips/looks, and then a section on food with recipes, restaurant reviews etc.
The food section is not a problem at all and neither are the makeup looks, and photographs of me demonstrating products, applying makeup and holding things.
What I am running out of ideas for are photos of static products. We have been using a makeshift light cube and are looking to purchase or make a proper one and the lighting is coming out beautiful. But the tubes or pots are just kind of sitting there and it's very minimalistic. Throwing some parts out of focus is nice and my bf is very cabable of producing a lovely shot.
What I am looking for is a small 'kit' of props to use to make things more interesting. Small blocks for things to stand on to change the height. A glass dish to squeeze some product on. That's all I've got right now.
Please help me with some ideas of things to put in my prop kit. Not too expensive, and readily available would be good. I'm also going to check out some magazines and online sources so ideas for good examples are appreciated too.