This was initially meant to be a guest post solely by her but since the pictures all belong to me (and most of the words), I guess I can call this a collaborative post ( Right? Right! ).
LETS DIG IN!
that you take the pictures in a well lit place, for a brighter photo and to
erase shadows. (sunlight is best) : I think this is a no brainer because good lightening is very key to taking good pictures as i shared in this post. I usually take mine right next to the window in my room.
one or two main pieces, then arrange smaller pieces around them : It always helps to have a main piece as you can just build around that and add extras in.
a colour (or two) to focus on : Though you can throw in random colours and
texture, you’ll have to be extra creative to pull that off. Your best bet will always be to pick a colour pallette to work with and build up on.
be afraid to remove or add an item if your flat lay looks like a hot mess or
looks naked. Also move things around and experiment with your layout until you find what works best.
items do not have to be in a particular order or perfectly arranged – everything doesn’t have to fit in perfectly. You can have some items inserted halfway at the edge of your flatlay frame.
your photo from above and not from any other angles : Like the name goes – its meant to look flat and that can only be achieved by taking the shot from a higher point, so get as high as you need to – stand on a stool if need be.
can add literally ANYTHING to your flat lay, it does not have to be a fashion
item : Yes, Anything! Flowers, gadgets, food items. Name it.
lays look better when the photos are taken in square format – if you’re taking it with your phone.
10. Practice, Practice and Seek inspiration! Like they say – practice makes perfect. Also try to dig for inspiration. You might think your flatlay game is popping till you Google search “flat lay” and see so many cool ones!
Ten quick and easy tips for taking the perfect flat lay picture.
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