12.14.2014

BLOGGING TIPS & TRICKS: THE DIY WOODEN 'FLOOR'.

Photography is one of the most important aspects of running a blog. Good quality images and well written paragraphs are definitely key, and whilst the writing part can sometimes come naturally, the photography part isn't as easy but there are definitely a few things that can help. For me, using props and a good lens generally equals a speedy blog shoot and some nice clear images - hurrah!
I generally shoot my products on a white throw that i got from Primark for about £2, or on old photos or magazines, but lately i've seen some beautiful wooden floors used as backdrops. Unfortunately for me, my bedroom floor isn't rustic and woody, however i knew there had to be a cheaper and more more simpler option, and then it hit me. Make a wooden board! I was actually lucky enough to get two huge panels of wood from neighbours who were going to throw them away, but you can also buy tongue and groove panelling strips from places like Wickes and distress them so they look nice and aged. Assembly is super simple, all i did was slot them into place (hence the tongue and groove!) once my Dad had helped me to cut the panels in half, and that was it! I purposely didn't glue them together or anything for ease of storage.

I love the natural rustic look it gives the photos, and something as simple as a cup of tea with a few pine cones and leaves looks so much nicer on the wood panels rather than my normal white sheet.
So if you've been wondering how everyone has managed to get new wooden floors installed much like i did, try this little trick out for size if you're looking for something new for your blog photos. I'll be adding other little nifty tips and tricks i've discovered along the way, after all it is the season to share! As always have a lovely week, and let me know if you've found this helpful!


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20 comments

  1. I think that's absolutely lovely!

    http://www.berrydakara.com

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  2. This is such a good idea and looks so effective! Looking forward to more tips and tricks, I am TERRIBLE at photography and yours is always so beautiful x

    Josie’s Journal

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  3. It's nice to change it up a little bit from the usual white background. Very creative and lovely idea :) X

    Sheren | THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  4. I have been loving this backdrop recently. Thanks for the tip. Now I am off to find me some boards!

    www.delabellesbeautyblog.com

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  5. This is such a good idea! Love it xx

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  6. Great tips would love more!

    Shanika | shanika-says.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Very helpful and inexpensive too. Thanks! :)

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  8. Awesome tip Sade, I need to get myself some wooden panels for pictures, they look so chic! x

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  9. Ooo I will be stealing this idea, my dear!

    xx

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  11. I tried to comment but it went a bit odd. I just wanted to say that this is a fab idea x

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  12. This is such a good idea Sade!!! Sooo going to get down B&Q! Much meet up in the new year! xx

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Sade,

    I've been a fan of yours for a while now and have recently started blogging after many months (if not years!) of deliberation. I just wanted to say thank you for your great posts, not just the fashion ones but also the life musings and helpful blogging ones such as this. I've become friends with a lovely girl at uni who is so kind about my blog (even though it's so young it's practically still in the embryonic stage!). She's called Chloe and she runs an amazing blog herself. Anyway, we were chatting in a cafe yesterday and she mentioned 'her friend who did Architecture but blogs about fashion now' and I instantly thought of you but didn't say anything...

    ...and guess what? She was talking about you! I can't believe I know someone who knows you haha. Sorry is all this sounds a bit fan-girly, but it was just a bit of a shock.

    You're one of my faveee bloggers so keep doing what you're doing, and keep inspiring people like me who were apprehensive about starting a blog to just go for it :) xxx

    http://flamingo-flora.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Great idea!! I love the look of wooden or marble back drops, so I have one vision sorted down to you! x

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  16. love this idea! photographs look so good x

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  17. great idea! thanks for sharing this :) really want to make my pics better as i have a horrible poo brown carpet all thru my flat and dont know anyone else either with a nice wooden floor for me to use! will have to give this a try! x

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