There are all sorts of reasons for which photography props are an absolute must in professional photo shooting, but very often a lot depends on the type of perception the viewer has on things. On the one hand we can talk about the objective props that are considered must-haves for picture taking in general: here we include the backdrop, the lights, the possible prints and so on. As for the subjective photography props, we could say that they are related to the photographer's vision of a certain scene or picture pose. Photography is not simply about the truthful rendering of reality but more about seeing a certain touch of emotion on a model's face for instance.
Photography props are ideal for creating a picture atmosphere: in the setting both the model and the photographer are co-participants in a concept-design process that can be shaped and influenced by mood, attitude, flexibility and good communication. Let's take for instance the use of the backdrop to create whatever type of effect one has in mind. One thing is for sure here, such an item should not be more interesting than the focal part of the picture: no photography props could actually be as fascinating as the model.
Consequently, make sure that the photography props used in the proces are all having a proper quality level to ensure the correct picture outcome. We should probably mention the fact that photography props are different according to the place where the shooting session is set: you'll need one type of items for outdoors photos and a completely different one for indoors shooting. Moreover, in case you are using a digital camera, the photography props used can be virtual. The latter type of concept is representative for the modern tendencies of taking the picture and adjusting the background and the setting on the computer by means of special software.
Thus, we could actually speak of an absence of photography props when digital cameras are used; most often the choice belongs to the photographer. The quality and the nature of the props is highly influenced by the type of photos one wants to make; amateurs will not bother too much about setting the background correctly, whereas professional photographers will keep arranging and rearranging the setting for hours. The finality of the photos is also important in the choice of photography props, this means that for exquisite glamor pictures, a more special background in required.