My Favorite Photography Props and How to Use Them

My Favorite Photography Props and How to Use Them

Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of designing and curating a range of photography props that have become my absolute favorites. These props are versatile, high-quality, and capable of transforming any photo shoot. In this blog post, I’ll reveal my top picks from our Betonvton collection and share practical tips on how to use these props to enhance your photography.

Top Picks from Betonvton

Concrete Arc Decorative Prop

This unique piece is a favorite for its sleek and modern design. The Concrete Arc Decorative Prop adds a minimalist touch to any setup. It’s perfect for creating elegant and eye-catching compositions, especially for product photography that requires a touch of sophistication.

How to Use It:

  • As a Background Element: Place it behind smaller products to create a visually interesting backdrop.
  • As a Stand: Use it to support lightweight items, adding height and depth to your composition.

Transparent Props

Our clear acrylic props are ideal for achieving a clean and modern look. These props are perfect for showcasing beauty products, small electronics, and any items that benefit from a distraction-free background.

How to Use Them:

  • Floating Effect: Position the transparent props under or behind the product to create the illusion that the product is floating.
  • Light Patterns: Experiment with lighting to cast interesting shadows and highlights through the transparent props, adding a dynamic element to your photos.

Podium Props

Podium props are indispensable for creating a focal point in your photography. They are particularly useful for elevating small items like jewelry, cosmetics, or artisanal crafts.

How to Use Them:

  • Create Focus: Use the podium to bring the product closer to the camera, making it the center of attention.
  • Layering: Combine multiple podiums at different heights to add layers and depth to your composition.

Practical Tips for Using Props

Mix and Match

Don’t be afraid to combine different props to create layers and depth. For example, pair a concrete arc with a transparent prop to add complexity without chaos. The combination of different textures and shapes can make your composition more engaging.


Pay close attention to how light interacts with your props. Transparent props, for instance, can cast fascinating shadows and highlights that add a dynamic quality to your photos. Experiment with different lighting angles to find the most flattering setup for your product.

Angles and Composition

Experiment with different angles to find the most flattering view of your product. Use props to guide the viewer’s eye towards the key features of your product. For instance, the curves of the Concrete Arc Decorative Prop can naturally lead the eye to the product placed in front of it.

Examples of Prop Usage

Geometric Shapes

Our concrete geometric forms, such as cubes and pyramids, are perfect for creating a modern and sophisticated look. These props are ideal for tech gadgets or minimalist home decor items, adding a structured and clean backdrop that makes the product the hero of the shot.

Podium Props

Podium props are fantastic for giving products a lift, quite literally. They help in creating a focal point, especially for small items like jewelry or cosmetics. A well-placed podium can elevate the product, making it more prominent and appealing.


Using the right props can elevate your product photography to new heights. With Betonvton’s range of carefully designed props, you can create visually stunning images that captivate your audience and highlight the beauty of your products. By experimenting with different props, lighting, and compositions, you’ll discover new ways to make your products shine. Happy

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