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…)
Pieces of colour/white card
Other make up/tools
Flowers – Real or not
Dressing gowns/fluffy jumpers
Make up bags
Wallpaper (Free samples from B&Q! Lol.)
Arts & Crafts bits and pieces
Cups of coffee/tea
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post & it’s helpful.
What would you say is the most important thing for creating the perfect flatlay?