I've been inspired by props lately. Props are a mainstay from most photographers. It gives the subject something to "do". Sadly I forget to drag along my bag of props most of the time, and then when I do, I forget to drag them out. DOH.
Click on the photo to see more by these photgraphers.
And these photos actually by me:
Maybe a few hats and crowns:
Even a piece of candy can be a prop:
and everyone has a basket:
an older one by me:
So if you're at a loss of how to take a photos, look around and see what you have that could be used for a prop.
Now, if I could JUST get someone.. anyone... to let me use a chicken as a prop.