If you’re like many content creators out in this wonderful world wide web, you love or are strongly interested in taking better flatlay photography. (Incase you’re new, a flatlay is a styled, organized photo, shot directly from above using either a phone or a DSLR/point-and-shoot camera. Flatlays are characteristically styled to be extremely aesthetically pleasing while telling a story that is easy for the target audience to digest quickly and enjoy. Upper-level definition: They are used strategically by Influencers/Bloggers to work with brands that are a good fit for their audience). Flatlays are the mini-magazine of bloggers, influencers, & creative business owners online.
So while participating in the #HERmovement Twitter Chat, I was asked:
What are the keys to a successful flatlay photo?Let's get some snacks. This is going to be fun! Now I love flatlays so I feel like I could give 100+ keys, all based on specific angles relevant to different industries . And I know I can go into the specifics on lighting and home photo setup , or the basics you need for a flatlay setup and photoshoot. Today, let’s get into the thinking & practicality of what makes a flatlay successful, so you have a better mindset going into your photography sessions.
Inspiration is the spark to my creativity. In this blog post I've channeled my inspiration into the PDF that's available at the jump.