How to choose your props
When picking your props, there are a few important things to consider.
Start with your colour palette: To do this, use the colour palette you have determined for
your photography style, so that your props harmonise as you weave your story.
Think about texture: The camera is a fan of texture, and rightly so. It adds a certain charm
to photos and contributes significantly to creating the right mood.
What is your photography style: Whatever your style is, make sure it is reflected in your setup and therefore in your shots. It is the secret recipe for creating a unique style.
Embrace the small: Opt for smaller props. Normal-sized objects like plates tend to dominate the frame, so playing with scale and size is a game-changer in composition.
Consider smaller plates, vases and bowls for the perfect photo.
Beware of glare: Shiny objects tend to be a little too garish. They catch the light in a distracting way. If possible, opt for props with a matte finish. Personally, I absolutely love vintage props;
that worn patina adds a touch of character that I absolutely love