Purple Prose + photography tips

Tip # 87: What Makes Your Friend Special?

Does your friend have a hobby or interest she’s known for or proud of? Make sure you take photos of her with objects that highlight this interest. These are known as props.

Props can be anything, as these photos show. They can be as simple as a chair, book, musical instrument, sunglasses, or hat. They’re great for adding interest to the photo, and a perfect way to give your friend something to do with her hands—and especially useful when your subject is a young child or baby.

And yes, I went through a phase of sticking my babies in containers and taking photos of them. Obviously they didn’t seem to mind.

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Tip # 87: What Makes Your Friend Special? + photography tips