CHAPTER 9

Homemade Props

Starting out in food photography can be quite expensive, what with cameras, lenses, and seemingly endless props. One way to save money is to make your own props—after all, every little savings helps!

Food photographers often turn into passionate tinkerers, motivated by the urge to build, create something original, or simply save money. I cannot resist the temptation to get out my brushes and make a new background. But that’s not all you can do. How about using fabric remnants to sew your own napkins or making an everlasting milk bottle? This chapter explains how to make this and a bunch of other really useful props at home.

I love the personal touch that homemade props give a food photo, and there are countless webpages ...

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