How to use Props in Portrait Photography – Useful Tips with Stunning Examples

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We all must have seen a great number of portraits in which the usage of property or object had always boosted the clearance of the picture. It is thoroughly the photographer’s intelligence in using the objects to the advantage of portraying his subject. The objects used in the picture should be very convincing for the viewer in understanding the meaning for which it was used either by the subject or the Photographer. There has to be a reason for the object to appear in the frame. Usually the Photographer tends to use the objects in 3 different criteria to impose the image he has on the subject.

The Character

Sensing the character can be made simpler, by the objects he/she uses. Those Objects can create an impression within the subject, making the viewer understand the personality of the subject, the role, job, mindset and mood. In Earlier days, portraits were usually shot with the subject performing his/her favorite hobby. This can make the world feel their character, the importance they have payed to their hobby or object they loved.

Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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The Environment

Environmental portraits are very powerful since they clearly tell us the way the subject carries himself. Their life as it is, everything within the frame, that first person view making the viewer feel inside the frame. Their objects depicting more of the life they live, the job they do, and the fun they have and even more. This helps us understand the picture way better, makes the picture itself a verb.

Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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Creativity & Contrast

Not bound to any roles, there rises a sudden conflict of contrast within the frame, within the subject and the object itself. This is solely the act of the photographer, his creativity in showcasing the subject. The object can be a distant dream or a saddened past or a prosperous future, all bound to sense the feel to the subject.

Using Props in Portrait Photography - Tips and Examples
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  1. Karen Hutton says:

    Great Tips with outstanding examples.

  2. Vidhu says:

    very nice article. nice share.!!

  3. Fernando Barron says:

    first comment!!!

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