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…..
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
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.
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.
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.