10 Tips To Ace Flat Lay Photography Like A Professional Instagrammer

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One of the trendier but challenging to nail Instagram technique is the flay lay photography. Used frequently by influencers and popular online personalities, piecing together a flat lay serves as a helpful way for users to unabashedly flaunt one’s treasures. Nonetheless, it still requires a set of skills to achieve this very photography technique! So here are 10 tips that will hopefully teach you how it is done:

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1. Find your story, have a theme

Let us start with the big picture. Photos are meant to tell a story. Having a theme for your flay lay is important as it gives your viewers an idea of your photo’s purpose. Unless you are attempting something abstract, gather the items relevant to the theme before arranging them. There are endless themes you can opt for – from food, to travel, beauty, fashion, sports and many others. It could even be regarding day-to-day quirky happenings of ‘what to bring on a picnic’ or ‘my camera set-up’. By utilising themes in your photos, your audience can better appreciate what you have included in the shot. In addition, it can definitely help boost the credibility of your feed as your viewers will know you do not choose items in your flay lay arbitrarily.

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