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photo:flatlays [2019/07/14 02:36]
gary1 [how to shoot flat lays]
photo:flatlays [2019/07/14 03:00] (current)
gary1 [create an interesting, aesthetic composition to convey a narrative]
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   *your flat lay should ideally tell a story or communicate an emotion and should keep to a single theme   *your flat lay should ideally tell a story or communicate an emotion and should keep to a single theme
   *check each object to ensure it looks good from when shot from above   *check each object to ensure it looks good from when shot from above
 +  *review these 3 aspects:
 +    * **layout of your items**
 +      * determine what your primary item is
 +      * secondary items should not detract from the primary item but should support it and thus they should generally be smaller and meaningfully relate to the primary item
 +      * if there is no one primary item, then consider symmetry of composition but in a way that creates a story, perhaps leading the viewers eye from left to right
 +      * consider adding items that can be made into curves to help drive the composition
 +      * avoid having too many items as this becomes over-whelming
 +      * however, adding something different but visually complimentary can create interest
 +    * **balance**
 +      * ensure your large and small items are combined to give a balance
 +      * don't have the large items on one side and the small on the other
 +      * avoid leaving too much negative space
 +    * **texture and the small details**
 +      * generally, a smooth, flat surface will not create sufficient interest to your flat lay, although in some situations such a surface can be useful for certain flat lays
 +      * in general, look for textured surfaces
 +      * consider adding small textured elements such as pencil or cardboard shavings or what-ever is contextually relevant to your image that can provide additional textural interest ​
  
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