Tips To Create Flatlay Like A Pro For Instagram

Tips to Create Flatlay
Ever since Instagram made its debut 7 years ago, Flatlay has become such a big word among Instagrammers.  If you search using hashtag #flatlay you will be overwhelmed by the numbers of photos tagged totaling to almost 2.09M.  Curating a good looking flatlay photos will not only attracts more number of likes, but also new followers to your Instagram account.  

Rule of Thumb:  The picture should be sharp and clear. Blurry photo is just a big no! 

Lets see what are the tips to master flatlay like a pro.   


Good Lighting Is The Main Key

The crucial aspect of taking flatlay photo is by having a good lighting.  For this, natural lights is the best.  As a result your photo will look bright, clean and requires only minimal editing.  Try shooting the photo during the day and where you can get the most exposure.  Different time will produce a different type of lighting.  Do not hesitate to experiment and shoot the photos at different timing to get the results that you wanted.

Choose a Colour Scheme, and Stick To It

When putting together items to create a flatlay,  always be mindful about the colour scheme.  Choose a color scheme and stick to it.  You may combine two or three items of different colors and see if the combination turn out okay or just look plain odd in photos.  For ideas of color scheme, you can take the season as inspiration, or just go with grey, white and black color pallet. 
  

Shoot in Square If You Are Using Mobile Phone

To get the idea of how your Instagram picture will look like, use the square photo setting on your mobile phone to shoot the picture.  It allows you to work around the items that you wanted to be in the frame.  
Tips to Create Flatlay  
If you are using a SLR camera, choose 640 x 640 pixels as the image dimensions to take your photo.  To get a good photo, you don't have to fit all the items in the frame. This will makes your photo looks more stylish and effortless. 

Plain Background is The Best 

Another critical aspect of creating a good flatlay is the background.  Most Instagrammers would opt for solid or plain background.  This is to reduce the noise and makes the items stand out without much distraction.  Alternatively you can choose for white background as it is the safest background to work with. 

Wood or marble design is a good background to shoot flatlay too.  Avoid using background that consist too much pattern and colors.  Stick to rule that less is always more. 

Utilize the Hashtag #flatlay and Tag Away

Once you are set to post your photo on your Instagram account, do not forget the last and important step in getting your photos to get noticed is by utilizing the hashtag #flatlay and other appropriate hashtags that deem suitable.  For instance, you are posting a photo about make up, so your hashtag should consists  #makeup #beautyblogger #blusher #makeupflatlay.  Be moderate when using hashtag for your photo.
Tips to Create Flatlay
Lastly tag the Instagram account for brands that you are featuring in the  photo.  This will also increase your chance to get regramed and your photo to be reposted.  Imagined how cool is that when Daniel Wellington posted the photo you took and credited you for it?.  All smiles with more number of followers, I bet. 

Share this article if you find it useful and comment your instagram account below. 

Happy Instagramming!

25 comments

  1. I always agree that lighting is really important when it comes to take flatlay!! Without good lighting everything basically just screw up =D

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    1. Yes, but i am working during the day. Can oly take photos on the weekend instead. :)

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  2. I don't take too many flatlays. Need to start based on these tips!

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    1. Flatlays is good for product review shoot

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  3. Interesting tips. Thank you for the advice. Will keep your words in mind nora

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    1. Welcome aliza. Thanks for the visit

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  4. Wootz! I like flatlay too, going to try out some of your tips. Thanks

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    1. There are so much coordination behind a good flatla. Practices will get us there

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  5. Great tips! I agree with all of them especially the clean background. ❤

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    1. Yes, its always the best especially for beginner

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  6. I agree with the lighting. Its the most important factor. Add on, creativity is a bonus. haha

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    1. Haha. Yes, thank you for the point.

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  7. thanks for the tips. i is really useful for me as i am really active using instagram

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    1. Instagram is one of the most important tool for social media influencer. Blogger especially. Glad you find this useful.

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  8. A good natiral lighting is always the best. I wish am consistent with my flatlays :) I saw my friends who are PROs on flatlay and its tedious! But they produces good outputs.

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    1. Behind a good photos are around 100 other photos which didnt make the cut or tonnes of props which lying around. Haha.

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  9. I love flatlays though I'm not really good with it :( Will keep these tips in mind, and hopefully I will be good with flatlays soon hehe :p

    http://www.heymamacoi.com

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    1. Keep on practicing. 👌. And you shall be the master soon

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  10. Tak pernah cuba flatlay lagi. Anyway, great tips.

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  11. Thank you for the great tips!
    It really help a lot. 😘😘

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    1. you are welcome. Happy instagramming!

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  12. Good ones! I do enjoyed posting my pics in flatlay 😁

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  13. Interesting read and some good photography tips. I had no idea a "flatlay" tag existed, but I'm going to check it out on instagram now!

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  14. This is a good read! I learned some interesting tips about #flatlay :D Thanks for posting!

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  15. finally. jumpa juga article yg boleh dibaca untuk para lelaki. thanks for the tips

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