Flatlay is a vintage & predominant style of photography where an image is shot from the higher perspective from the ground. Over the years, its prominence has grown rapidly with the popularity of visual-specific platforms like Instagram. Both brands and creators use Flat Lays to showcase their creativity, adding a dose of aesthetics while breaking the clutter on the platform.

So, if you’re a creator looking to up your insta game, we’re got you covered with essential tips to create spectacular Flat Lays (Thank us later for those extra likes).

Tip 1: Choose Your Colour Palette

In Flatlay, your objects are your colour palettes. Choose props specifically according to the colour tone you wish to achieve.

Tip 2: Background- Find a Flat Surface

Flat surfaces like a wooden plank work best for flat lay, as they add a bit of depth to the images. Aim to click a picture from a higher perspective.

Tip 3: See The Lines of Arrangement 

The lines of arrangement aren’t horizontal or vertical but they work according to aesthetics here. Keep variety in object size to achieve a neat and best arrangement.

Tip 4: Add Hands In The Frame

It’s the best trick that’ll instantly enhance the human factor in your pictures, thus increasing the likeability.

Tip 5: Sip Creativity With Coffee

Experimenting with your morning coffee can give you much more than refreshment- an instaworthy picture.

Tip 6: Breathe White Spaces

Do not clutter the images and fill the gaps with white spaces to add a soothing effect to your flat lay.

Tip 7: Make Room For Texts

Plan your pictures according to the text captions you wish to add later. It should be in sync with the overally imagery.

Tip 8: Create Huge Shapes Using Small Objects

Objects tell about a personality of a person. Using multiple small objects to form a large shape isn’t just visually appealing, but it will also add layers to an image.

Tip 9: Get The Lightening Right

Adding the right lighting adds character to the images. You can use natural bright sunlight or invest in artificial lighting equipment. In a way, the lightning in your picture showcases your vision.

Tip 10: Have Fun & Do Your Thng!

Isn’t it the most important thing to enjoy whatever you do? Keep experimenting with objects, perspective, props, lighting, etc. to create the best flat lay layout. For inspiration, follow #Flatlay on Instagram to check references.

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