3 Tips For The Ultimate Flatlay

Lets just kick start this by saying I am no pro at photography or doing what I am doing. However what I will say is that I am pretty proud of how far I’ve came wit blogging. I don’t have any proof to show you how shit and shocking my photos were at the beginning of the blogging world. However, I’m sure I can compare with some old ones somewhere. There’s no right way and wrong way of blogging I don’t think. If your photos aren’t up to scratch to others, that doesn’t mean you’re rubbish. You content could be the star of your blog, or it could be the personality that shines through your writing.

BRIGHT AND CLEAR

Oh yes, you want your photos as bright and clear as possible. We don’t ever double tap them photos that are fuzzy/grainy. You want them to be clear, daylight is fabulous for clear/sharp photos – natural daylight. I always think never ever EVER try taking photos at night time, even if you have lightning – I don’t think they’re ever any good as your daytime photos. You want to be prepared with what you’re wanting to take photos of too. Don’t just start photographing anything as they never turn out the way you’re visualising in your head. 

PROPS & BACKGROUNDS

I never mind the simple odd white background, however if your blog/Instagram is full of them – I just don’t see any interest. You want to mix things up with your blog and Instagram – especially Instagram. You don’t want your photos to look the same, otherwise people can’t see what else you can do with your photos. If you’re someone for all photos being flatlay, you have to HAVE TO mix it up seriously. If you don’t your followers will just get bored. Have a little white, have a little colour, have a little marble – just do whatever you want but just don’t do the same every time


PLAY AROUND WITH ANGLES 

Playing around with different angles can just make your photo a lot more interesting. Move your items/products around. Always make sure they are apart, we don’t want them all clammed into one corner.You want them separate so each and everything stands out equally. 

I thought I’d also add some prop ideas/backgrounds for you all..

(For those bold, I use in my photos…)

Fluffy rugs/pillows

Marble adhesive 

Pieces of colour/white card

Plants

Bedding

Books

Magazines

Baskets/Vases

Other make up/tools

Flowers – Real or not

Handbags

Jars

Dressing gowns/fluffy jumpers

Make up bags

Wallpaper (Free samples from B&Q! Lol.)

Candles

Arts & Crafts bits and pieces

Glasses

Cups of coffee/tea

Petals 

Trinkets

Jewellery

 Posters

Scarfs

Fairy Lights 

Ribbon 

Confetti

Wooden flooring

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post & it’s helpful.

What would you say is the most important thing for creating the perfect flatlay?

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4 Comments

  1. June 18, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I love your flatlays, so this is much appreciated! I just tend to use two pieces of clothing, so there are some great ideas here; thank you!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • July 7, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Oh I'm glad you enjoyed the read hunny <3

  2. June 23, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I find flatlay shots pretty fickle to take but it's all about lighting as you said, but it's so rewarding when you get a good shot! I've never even attempted to take flat lay shots at night either, I'm all about the daytime light.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • July 7, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Yes it is rewarding. Lighting is a massive help but this sun at the moment is really taking a big part in my photos! <3

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