Flat Lay: How To Take A Fashionable Photo Of Works Using Your Phone

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Flat Lay: How To Take A Fashionable Photo Of Works Using Your Phone
Flat Lay: How To Take A Fashionable Photo Of Works Using Your Phone

Video: Flat Lay: How To Take A Fashionable Photo Of Works Using Your Phone

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Video: Instagram Tutorial | The Flat Lay 2023, January
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Everyone has already seen Flat Lay photographs - "top view" on a pure white background, they are also often found on backgrounds made of wood and marble. For some works, this type of photography is not suitable, but this does not make it less fashionable and attractive, so for whom it suits - read on.

Previously, I took photos exclusively with my phone, now I shoot with an inexpensive Nikon, and still process it on my phone. There is a Wi-Fi distribution in the camera, and the pictures can be easily transferred to the phone. Again, only the phone itself quite enough to start.

Shooting should be done in the morning, closer to the window and on the floor.

We move the curtains apart, put the background on the floor (it can be a wooden board, marble, a sheet of white paper, a sheet, etc.), I had a piece of white leather, and it fit perfectly.

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Then we put the work on the background, stand on top of it and try to shoot at a right angle, although a not particularly right angle can also roll.

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I will shoot a notebook made of Crazy horse leather in truffle color (aka chocolate, mocha, brown).

As you can see, no matter how good the notebook itself is, it is very lonely in the photo.

So I advise you to stock up on all sorts of different decor, dried flowers, berries, peppers, cereals, loose powder and any kind of props in the colors in which your work is done and colors that are suitable for the work (nuance, contrast).

Fashionable glossy magazines will help a lot - on their spreads you can find support for a product in any color, and sometimes you manage to catch photos of people who are very suitable for your creation.

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We put props around the work that match the color, and we shift all this 100 (!) Times until we like the frame.

In composition I am not strong and I am sure that many of you will cope with this stage better than me and my wife, but we are trying.

So, twist and twist. If the job is for a man - find men's shoes, a scarf, a watch. Any cosmetics, brushes, ornaments are suitable for women's clothes.

Read something about composition in photography.

So:

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Now it's time to clean up the background and tweak the light a little so that the notebook looks exactly as we see it in life.

Attention - as in reality!

There is no need to twist the colors beyond recognition, they need to be twisted exactly as much as necessary to make the thing live and real. For twisted, oversaturated and reworked photos, buyers will not thank you.

To process photos, we will need to download the program to the phone - Snapseed.

Load the photo into the program and select the Selective Correction tool.

There we put the points on the white field, by moving two fingers apart on the screen, we select the zone of action of the point (it is better to have several small zones than two large ones) and then move our finger across the screen from left to right. Thus, we unscrew the brightness of the white color and get a clean background, clean up the shadows.

This work will take a maximum of three minutes, sometimes 20 seconds.

Then, if necessary, you can tweak the color balance and brightness, since it is not summer and often there is not enough light to make the pictures immediately clear and bright.

Perhaps I just don't have enough experience in photography, but is that a completely different story?

Important! Do not get carried away with twisting, only in moderation, the result is needed live, real, as similar as possible to the original.

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The program is free and very lightweight, like all Google products.

Do not build obstacles for yourself, you can easily and quickly learn it.

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It turned out like this:

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