Flatlay Tips for Fabulous Photos

By Amy

Aug 23

how to rock your flatlays

I've sure you've seen it all over the web, but you may not have realized this type of photo had a name.

It's quite fitting actually, but not something I had given much thought to prior to hearing the term flatlay about a year ago.  ​

Let's take a look at how you can make your flatlay photos stand out!

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Why?

Because having great photos is a sure fire way to increase engagement on social media, increase traffic to your site AND increase sales!!

Need I say more?!​

Flat lay tips


Flatlays are a popular trend used to highlight products and tell a story, especially on Pinterest and IG.


Minimal/clean looks work well with flatlays.


Be mindful of your lighting, just like you would with any other photo.

Good lighting is a MUST!


Be careful with your angle.

  • Shoot straight from above
  • Use a step stool to get above (BE CAREFUL!!)
  • Set up on the floor

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Using high-quality business photos will:

  • Increase traffic to your website.
  • Build your brand's identity and authority.
  • Encourage social sharing.
  • Create an emotional connection.
  • Improve SEO optimization​.
  • Improve user experience.
  • Makes your content more memorable.
  • Add visual interest to your site.
  • Increase content retention.
  • Increase sales.

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Subjects

  • Have 1-2 main props.
  • The rest are used to support and embellish

KISS - less is more

Background - simple neutral color or mild textures work best.

  • You don’t want the background stealing the show

Composition

  • Grid
  • Rule of thirds
  • Symmetry works very well so consider using a square crop
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Have space between the objects

Play with negative space

Sticking with a color theme really makes these photos stand out so stick to 2-3 colors max.

  • Helps keep your image and theme consistent.

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If highlighting your products, be careful with your editing. You want true to life colors and want the products showcased, not leaving the customer wondering what it actually looks like.

If you’re just having fun, get creative with editing.

Vary the depth of items to add interest leave space for words, etc.

Get creative, have fun and

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About the Author

Amy is the owner extraordinaire at Learn Blog Photography and Amy Paris Photography. She's a single mom to an amazing teenage son. She's passionate about photography and skiing (downhill), the faster the better! Sign up for a FREE 30-min call to light up your photos & biz! bit.ly/2udzBXB

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