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?