Tips For Styling Blog Photos

Styling blog photos

One part of blogging I absolutely love is getting creative with photography. Not so much the technical side, I still need a whole load of practice there, but more so when it comes to styling images. I’ve always had a love for styling in some form and it’s one of the main things that can instantly get your blog noticed. Here are a few of my tips for styling blog photos.

Add in personality through a theme. I find that sticking to some sort of theme with your photos can help to bring your brand together and get you recognised. For example I can instantly tell when some of my favourite creators have uploaded a new photo due to their familiar images. Editing and styling your pictures in a similar way or sticking to a colour scheme are all easy ways to consistently style your blog photos to suit your branding. It may even be the angle you use or the style of lighting.

Play around with props. This is one of the easiest way to totally transform an image in to something beautiful. In the photo above I added in a pink bag and some gold earrings to add interest to a simple flatlay. I then styled the products in amongst the props and after a few practise runs I love how it came out. The main thing to remember is not to over crowd the photo, so what you want to stand out and be the main focus still is.

Add in layers. I love doing this for a quick fix when it comes to taking blog photos. I start with a white board from Paperchase, then add in some colour – usually a pink silk top or a scarf, before finishing off with a mixture of products on top. I find this super easy to recreate if the lighting is limited, I don’t have much time or I’m taking photos in bulk. This also means my images are all along the same theme like tip number 1! You can also use books, candles, clothing, bedding and pretty much any homeware accessories. The list is actually endless as so many things work when it comes to styling blog photos.

Use different angles. I love the classic flatlay from above shot. It instantly grabs attention and almost always looks great! However it’s nice to mix it up a little here and then so playing around with angles can totally transform your image. If angles are too tricky maybe start by cropping the images in a different way or alternating between landscape and portrait for a new perspective.

Create a specific styling space. I love using one little corner of my room in particular for blog photos. It’s bright, white and a blank canvas that’s super easy to style. I love adding some fresh flowers, a pile of books or just some little accessories as a starting point. Then all I have to do is add in the product or item I want to shoot and I have a little ready made blogging set up.

What are your tips for styling blog photos?

Daisy x

  • Love your tips babe, your photos are always so well done! I’ve been trying to maintain a palette lately, mostly white, black, and blush pink. I think it helps a lot to create a uniform view of my blog/instagram. 🙂 x

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

    • Your photos are gprgeous! <3 Thank you so much xx

  • Kat

    Great tips! I’ve just started blogging again after a 2 year break and I love styling my photos, shame they don’t always come out quite as I’d hoped! I definitely think a theme is the way to go, it makes everything looks nice and neat when browsing.

    Kat x Fern & Blush

  • I love these tips, and your photography is always incredible! I stick really strongly to my theme but sometimes it can be a bit limiting, because sadly not everything in the world is pink and white haha xx

    http://www.fridayfaye.com

    • Thank you so much! Haha if only it was xx

  • Ela

    I’m terrible at doing themed photos – I like to edit my photos to be different every so often.
    Ela | http://www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

    • It can be tough to keep up with a theme! xx

  • These tips are great! thank you so much.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

  • Amy

    These are all great tips! I think that layers are so important ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    • Oh me too! They make or break the photo xx

  • I almost definitely need to improve my photography, thank you for some amazing tips. I’m going to be trying to work out my theme once again!

    Jodie // jodieloue.com

  • Great tips, and I totally agree of being able to pinpoint a specific persons post because of their style!!

    http://thedianaedition.com

  • Styling is something I always struggle with so this post is fabulous. Thank you! I love having an experiment with different props and angles. It helps so much x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • Rachel

    These are really great tips, thanks so much for sharing! I am always trying to improve my photography, I definitely need to create a styling space for my photos, such a great idea! 🙂

    Rachel | racheleileen.com

  • Great tips – I think keeping a running theme with your images is really important so people recognise your blog/brand!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Being a perfectionist, these are tips that will definitely help me for the future! What do you do to fix the shadows that can be cause from the beauty products or when you have yellow spots?

    Xo, Sitara | simplysitara

    • I usually edit them out after using iPiccy or a whitening tool on apps such as FaceTune xx

  • great tips, you always have the best photography!
    jen | velvet spring x

  • Some really good tips! I definitely struggle when it comes to a theme! I think I need to experiment more

    Neelam | http://www.neelamjayna.co.uk xx

  • Natalie Martinez

    thanks for the tips! i have been using some stock photos for my blog and a couple of originals but i still need to work on setting the theme and for my instagram feed.

    Natalie | http://www.life-lust.com

    • I usually take a few blog posts worth of photos at a time! 🙂 xx

  • Fatima

    Lovely post and such great bits of advice!! 🙂

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk

  • Decadent World

    I love your photography style, and this post is really helpful! Thank you 🙂

    The Decadent World

  • This is such an amazing post, I always admire your photography skills!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  • Alexis Towle

    Thank you for the wonderful advice. I will have to keep this in mind when positioning and propping products.

    Alexis|| https://lidsandtricks.com/

  • Ms Tantrum

    This is such a great post. I love reading posts like this. It gives me tips how I can improve my photos. I totally agree about playing with props and taking shots in different angles. I am not very good with technicalities either but yes i like to play with some magazines as a prop or some textures. I just started following u on Bloglovin.

    Ash | http://www.mstantrum.com
    Instagram: @ms_tantrum

  • Ella Garrett

    Wow these are such amazing tips, thank you 🙂

    http://www.ellamaygarrett.com

  • Natalie Redman

    Great post! Love your blog.

    http://www.upyourvlog.com