Throwing your goodies in a surface and clicking a Flat-lay picture is a great trend these days. Specifically for Instagram, Flat-lay photographs can upgrade your Instagram engagement. I firmly believe that Flat-lay photography is an art which can tell a strong story. Trust me it is not something that you can't cook, you just need some tips to follow to come up with a great Instagram Flat-lay. Personally, I am a fan of Flat-lay photography. I upload at least one Flat-lay photograph in a week and honestly, it works as a booster of my Instagram account. Today is all about how can you come up with a fabulous Flat-lay that can go viral on Instagram. I am not a trained photographer at all, so if I can, I believe that anyone can do it.
This is the very basic step to come up with a fabulous Flat-lay photograph. Most of the time I select a white background. Sometimes its the white floor of my home or sometimes it is a white furry jacket of mine. The reason for selecting a white backdrop is it allows me to play with colours. As I use Adobe Lightroom to edit my pictures, I always think about colours. You can also use a wooden surface as an aesthetic background.
The fun part of creating Flat-lay photograph is you can play with your favorite colours. Select 2-3 colours and pick some elements accordingly. Pastel is my recent favorite. These days I am playing around with pastel colours.
Flat-lay photography is an art to tell a story. So all you need to pick some relevant elements. If you are going to tell a travel story, you can use a map, Polaroid photographs, your passport, hat, backpack etc to create a gorgeous Flat-lay. Again, if you are telling a story of an evening on a beach, you can use your swimwear, a hat, a pineapple, a sunglass to connect with your followers. I have just quoted some examples that can help you to enhance your ideas.
The beauty of a Flat-lay photograph can be perfectly visible in the natural light. So, if you want perfection, just find the natural light to create the photo. The best weather to click a Flat-lay is a cloudy day or you can also click it in the morning before the sunrise. These are the best ways to find out the perfect balanced light.
This is the last tip of the day but definitely not the least. Calligraphy always enhances the beauty of a Flat-lay photograph. If you are good at calligraphy, you can create your own. Else, just print out your favorite quote in a beautiful calligraphy. Getting textual is another great way to create Instagrammable Flat-lay.
These are the 5 tips I wanted to share to create a #fabolousflatlay. Utilize these tips and discover your inner artist today. Remember, a good camera can transform your creativity into an art. So pick your DSLR or iPhone and keep snapping.
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