How do you make a striking flat lay product photo with zero budget? 📸 We see mesmerizing flatlays/overhead shots and assume they require special setting and expensive equipment. Little do we know that we are also capable of creating amazing product photos, utilizing the flat lay photo layout, and with the things that we have at our disposal ⚙️📱🎴
No fancy gear, no special lighting, no expensive camera and no professional training required. Overhead product photography is much simpler than you think. Here are 5 easy tips that you can use today to begin your artistic flat lay product photoshooting journey 🌐
1️⃣ Decide on a mood, and then choose the props that will complement the main product and mood. Treasure-hunt around your house and you will be surprised how many things you can find that serve the purpose.
2️⃣ Find a textured background to lay your items on. Surfaces like grainy floors, wooden countertops, rusty iron sheets, and hairy rugs, add character to the setting.
3️⃣ Think balance when arranging the items in the frame. Crowding all small props on one side and all large items on the other will give your shot a lopsided feel. Distribute the props evenly.
4️⃣ Click from many different angles. Approaching the scene from various places helps you view things differently and identify the most flattering frame. Also, shoot wide. You can always crop it later in post-production.
5️⃣ Retouch the photo to get the right vibe. Lightroom and Instagram are two easy-to-use apps for quick editing. Run your image through a preset for a cohesive-looking feed.
"Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso
Which tip do you use and find most effective? Drop a comment below 👇👇
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