Use a Dab of Vaseline to Take Vintage-Style Photos. Vaseline isn't just good for moisturizing your dry elbows and making your teeth glisten for your upcoming beauty pageant—it also gives your photos a great vintage feel.
Another great CHEAP thing I use in pictures is white foam board. You can notice in this homemade granola picture I used the foam board behind the yogurt parfait I was photographing. It not only served as a great backdrop, but it also helped to bounce the