Sometimes it’s simply more convenient to take flat lay photos because you can curate the layout according to your preferences. You also don’t have to be in a specific place or at a specific time and you can easily change the layout or objects if necessary. Unlike when you are outside and ready to take photos of a specific location or object and you have to make it work regardless.
Taking flat lay photos require patience and a lot of practice because it’s impossible to master it in one go. But, if your mind to it and prepare yourself with the essential tools, you’d be able to find the right angles soon enough, and show off your beautifully curated photos in your blog.
1. Learn how to set the right frame. A flat lay photo works well when it covers all the right details and shows the right frame. You can learn how to include the right frame in your flat lay photos as you keep practicing and try to familiarise yourself with the details that you need to focus on in your photos. As you learn the best frame that shows off your images, you will get the hang of it and in the future be able to tell from the get-go, which angle is worth a shot and which is not.
2. Perform a screenshot test. In photography you don’t really know which photos will work until you do a screening test. Sometimes you have to point your camera at the subject until you get the right angles and land the perfect shot. Keep in mind that just because something looks good in the flesh, it doesn’t means it also looks good in your photos.
3. Try different angles. A clever way to master flat lay photos is to play around with the items. Be sure to switch them around and experiment with different angles. This will help you to arrange the items in your photo, in a way that will look enticing for your audience and will generate the most interest.