Over the last few months I’ve gotten quite a few emails from you regarding my flat lays. I consider them my ‘personal art photographs’ because each flat lay is carefully constructed and pieced together.
They often tell you a story, too. But let’s get back to the emails I’ve received. Many of you asked me about my flat lay secrets, and I’m very excited to spill the beans with you all today! So, keep on reading, and you’ll become a pro in no time!
First of, a white background is a must. I always use a white surface, such a white tabletop, or a white blanket to place my items and/or clothes on it. Now I don’t just place my items randomly on my surface, in fact, everything is well thought and laid out. It’s all about composition and white space. You don’t want your flat lay to be too hectic or cluttered so, make sure you’ll always have enough space between each item.
Shoot with natural light. This is a big one, believe me. Your images turn out 10 times better when you shoot with natural light. What you don’t want are shadows in your flat lays.
Next up, pick a theme. For instance, the image above was inspired by Spring. I added tulips, colorful clothes and shoes. I wanted this to be a “happy” picture that instantly brightens your mood.
Also, if you ever feel un-inspired I recommend Pinterest, or simply hashtag #flatlays on Instagram and you’ll find tons of great ideas!
As always, thanks much for reading & don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for a new style post!
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