By: Eden Hensley; Photos by Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit
What makes a signature style? Is it the angle from where the photographer shoots? Is it the fact that the image has low- or high-key lighting?
Often what makes an image or series of images immediately identifiable are the props. So where do Alt community members find their props? In a recent AltChat we asked them just that.
Here are some of their favorite shops for memorable, on brand, eye-catching props.
- “I live at TJ Maxx. I found several props, in the Clearance aisle, for $1 each.” – Kia Salter, @HouseofKTS
- “I love going out into nature to find props! It’s also a great way to intentionally unplug!” – Christie Jones, @SwellAnchor (formerly @Bedsidesign)
- “My own closets! Sometimes my moms house or her flower shop.” – Emily Battiloro, @EmmBeee
- “My closet and party room Being a party thrower, crafter, planner, baker, I have more props then I could ever use.” – @FizzyParty
- “The flea market, Anthropologie, Paper Source, thrift stores, Hobby Lobby… I could go on?” – Joelle Duff, @JoelleCharming
- “Those looking for where to start! This Etsy shop has a good selection of photo backdrops & floor drops: https://t.co/9t3wxO2qIH” – Davon H., @TheBubbleista
- “Target, thrift stores, Anthropologie” – Camille Whiting, @CamilleWhiting
- “Being a DIY/crafty blogger I just use the supplies involved in the post. On the lookout for “prettier” tools, though!” – Bre Paulson, @BrePeaBlog
- “Kids stores are the best for color: toys or clothes.” – @Analog_House
- “Target is always my go-to for everything. They have the best colors.” – Laurie Cosgrove, @LaurieCosgrove
- “My props are usually the things I already have. Utensils, my nails, pens, etc. To make it feel real and not staged.” – Deirdree, @Deidreemme
- “Thrift stores, flea markets, craft store (with coupons lol).” – Addie, @OldWorldNewGirl
- “My bookshelf which has a many random items. My NYC Cab and scrapbook were perfect for a recent book review.” – Elyse Maxwell, @Elyxandra
Where are your favorite places for styling props?