We all know flatlay photos are in popular demand. But sometimes, they can be a little too generic for your brand. Maybe the colors are off, or the subjects aren’t quite right –I mean, there’s only so many photos out there, am I right? And unless you have Photoshop, or some other fancy editor, you’re likely to spend more time fixing the graphics you have, when you could just take them yourself! Here’s what I did to improvise:
Gather your props
Flatlay photos are known for its simplicity. No need to get crazy, here –I typically grab things from around the house! In fact, popular props include everything from pens and notebooks, to staplers and paperclips. But, if you’re not in a service-based industry like me, then you probably won’t want pictures of office supplies –ha! Try taking photos of your products if you’re a seller, ingredients and utensils if you’re a food blogger, etc.
Get your board
On top of its simplicity, flatlay photos are typically bright, crisp, and clean. I recommend purchasing a large white canvas or board to act as the backdrop for your photos. If you want to mix it up, try using different patterns or textures as your background to match your brand style!