Hey Guys!! As you all know, I previously wrote a post on how I got started on flatlay photography and highlighted some tips on how to take a decent flatlay here .
I’m happy to say I believe I can be considered an intermediate flatlay photographer, so I’ll be sharing some tools you need to get started on taking pretty decent pictures.
1) A SUITABLE phone/camera
It definitely doesn’t have to be an actual camera. It also doesn’t have to be an iPhone or a high-end Samsung or Google Pixel. All you need is a phone with a decent enough camera, you can always upgrade later.
I started with a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that was a living dead and I was still able to take these👇. Just start with what you have.
2. Eye For Details
Some people are naturals, they have the eye for details. However, you don’t have to be a born genius. Paying attention to details and capturing them is really a skill to develop.
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3) Editing Skills
This is major, it can transform a dead picture into a living breathing one. You just need some basic knowledge of editing apps (I’ll be mentioning them below) and you explore and tweak to your satisfaction.
4. Editing Apps
You are not restricted to these ones but in my opinion, the basic beginner app is Snapseed. It has so many uses, from brightening to removing unwanted items and a lot more. Others you might check out are Facetune, VSCO, Afterlight, etc. Just find any that suits you and work with it.
5. Opinions and Feedback
They say “Ask and it shall be given”. That’s why you HAVE to ask people what they think about your flatlays. Honest opinions and suggestions go a really long way in improving your skills.
That’s all the juice I have to spill for now. Growing is a really important part of life but sharing that growth so more people can grow is equally important.
Let me know what you think of these tips and DON’T FORGET TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. Someone just might be needing a little push to start what could be a beginning of a career.