GUIDE TO TAKING AN AESTHETICALLY PLEASING FLAT LAY .2

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GUIDE TO TAKING AN AESTHETICALLY PLEASING FLAT LAY .2

Edited

Happy new week guys. Hope we’re motivated enough to achieve all we’ve set out for the week. Well,I’m starting off with sharing this post with you guys. GUIDE TO TAKING AN AESTHETICALLY PLEASING FLAT LAY #2. In my previous post,I shared the no 1 tip for me which is INSPIRATION and CREATIVITY(please check my previous post in case you missed it). http://www.therarebeing.com/2020/06/16/guide-to-taking-an-aesthetically-pleasing-flatlay/

Let’s get into today’s tip, shall we…..

1a. PHOTOGRAPHY

To get a good flat lay photo,you should take note of the following :

1. Clean your camera

2. Adjust your camera settings

3. Shoot with natural light if possible

4. Do not use your camera flash as this would add shadows to your photo. (This isn’t appropriate for a flat lay)

5. Take the picture from above while maintaining a little distance (creating a distance makes it easier for the details to fit into the photo)

6. Try out different angles afterwards(gives you more/better options)

Now let’s see the flat lay for today

Edited to blend with my IG feed

See what I mean by the editing blending with my feed.

We’re working with a book flat lay today!. Books from the amazing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. https://instagram.com/chimamanda_adichie?igshid=12r0je68psx3d  

i love the fact that she found a creative way to portray Nigerian/African culture by using ankara for the cover of the books,super amazing and thoughtful of her(find original color of the books below). Okay back to the topic; the flat lay photo was achieved using the tips listed above and some edits afterwards which we would quickly get into.

EDITING!

When you’re done taking pictures of your flat lay,you should definitely give it some finishing touch if you want something near perfect. You could have a good photo quite alright,but EDITING it a little will step it up. 

Unedited

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Don’t you just love this. Before editing this photo,I already had an idea of the kind of edit I wanted and knew would go with my Instagram feed. I made sure to have an edited photo showing the actual colors of the books so that you guys can appreciate it better.

APPS USED TO EDIT

I used 2 of my go to apps for editing, Lightroom and VSCO!

There you go guys.That’s basically the summary of the tips to creating an aesthetically pleasing flat lay in a nutshell.

I hope you found this helpful. Please like,share and don’t forget to tag me when  you create yours.

Till my next post, love always.

15 Comments

  1. Viv says:

    All of this info for free?
    Thanks girl 🖤🖤 #creatives

  2. Genevieve says:

    Wow Pora… I’m always waiting for each post as I learn a whole lot from you… thank you thank you for sharing… lots of love

  3. Nneoma says:

    Love it! I’ll definitely use this tips when next I bake up a batch of cookies or donuts! I normally struggle with a good flat lay for my treats! Thanks darling

  4. Chioma says:

    Absolutely amazing! Very insightful too. Well done babes.

  5. Zalor says:

    🔥 🔥👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  6. Rita says:

    Was really helpful dear… So coming for editing session 😎😎😙😙

  7. Ruth says:

    It was helpful. Thank you for sharing. richardruth.wordpress.com

  8. Iffyy says:

    Love this! I’d definitely take note of these pointers when next I try to take pictures. And your pictures are beautiful by the way😁

  9. Love love the Ankara book cover 😍

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