If like me you love photography then you will hopefully benefit from my simple tips to make the most out of your photography style and grab some ideas for props along the way.
I use an olympus pen and have a good eye for portrait photography. I give the amazing photographers i worked with from my modelling days full credit for the advice and lessons that they taught me. Being on both sides of the camera gives me an advantage of maintaining a neat background and the right pose.
But i also have a love for flowers and after growing my own blooms i find it very satisfying to make full use of them and take snaps of my growings before displaying them proudly in my living room.
So how do i style my flowers for photography?
Here are three props you may want to try out.
1. Cut flower buckets.
Obviously i grow my own cut flowers but back in the day i used to visit many a market stall or florist to buy them. It was an expensive habit. However there were always spare flower buckets hanging around behind the sellers stalls and i was always given one to take my flowers home in. Whether clean, rustic or a little muddy, flower buckets are a great tool to display your flowers in. Filled with cold water and displayed by the garden gate for family to help themselves to cut flowers when you have ore leaves then you can manage. I f i could have my wedding day all over again, i would use flower buckets. We had a country themed wedding with hay bales and filling flower buckets and them giving them away as favors would have worked really well.
Every bloggers secret to a white background is to use an over sized kitchen, Bathroom or floor tile from the hardware shop. I have several tiles. one white and another of my tiles has a marble pattern with a hint of grey. Tiles make a great surface for styling flat lays such as sweet peas and other delicate flowers.
3. Coffee bean bags.
My Husband knows me so well and picked me up an oversized hessian coffee bag from an antique market recently. I love how it is so durable and holds my taller flowers such as roses and gladioli. I currently have it pinned to my shed door and will be using it a lot over the next few months.
The coffee bag was two pounds!