As an Interior Design professional for over 14 years and a self proclaimed photography nerd, I tend to look at situations, rooms, and objects through a stylists eye, and always seeing things as photo worthy moments or scenes I want to capture. I’ve been addicted to making things look pretty since I was a young kid sketching and painting, and that’s probably why I’m mildly obsessed with Instagram! It’s such a perfect place to showcase art, design, style and photos.
You can read more about creating pretty flatlays here in this blog post but know that you don’t have to be addicted to pretty flatlays to have a great looking Instagram or blog photos though. In fact, all that you really need to do is have the proper lighting and a massive list of potential photo opportunities, great locations, props, backgrounds, and miscellaneous items that represent your blog’s niche. In order to help you get all of that nailed down, I decided to compile a massive list of photo props and locations – complete with examples!
Now you can use this list of examples as a guide to create your own photos to use on your blog, Instagram, or any social media.
Cars / Trucks
Train / train tracks
Café / Coffee shop
Photography Backgrounds & Backdrops
(for Styled Photography)
Colored poster boards
Wall paper / Wrapping Paper
(For any kind of Photos)
Handbags and coin purses
Journals and Post it Notes
Pens, Pencils, and Paint
Dishes and bowls (with or without food)
Something to Drink or Eat
Storage Containers (small Jars, Boxes, Trays and Baskets)
Thread, Ribbons and buttons
Rulers and Scissors
Treats (Ice cream, Cookies, cupcakes, Cake)