Festive floral flat lay 

Hello, We awoke this morning to heavy snow. I’m not one for the cold or wet so I decided to spend my snow day Sunday drinking lots of tea and styling a little festive flat lay.

I made a moody backboard using a canvas board and acrylic paints. It works really well against wire fairy lights and really makes things pop!

It’s been a good couple of months since I’ve been able to spend an afternoon styling a little flat lay. I really enjoy doing them, it’s relaxing and fuels creativity giving me inspiration for other projects. What’s your favourite way to inspire your creativity?

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iPhone flat lay

   
    
    
 
I love Iphoneography! Don’t get me wrong, I still prefer an image shot with a DSLR, but not everyone has one of those, and you certainly can’t keep one in your back pocket.

There are times when I just want to snap with my phone, I love how instant it is, and how quickly I can share my images to Instagram and Twitter, not to mention easy uploading to my blog.

Flat lay photography is great fun and the iPhone lends itself beautifully to this.

Here I’ve played about with a little cool composition. The textures of the dried flowers and shell contrast beautifully against the white washed wood. The depth and contrast of your objects is key for a successful flat lay.

To perfect the detail and lighting of the shot- tap the screen, shown next to the box is a sun and this controls the brightness by sliding up and down. You can also try tapping different areas of the screen to adjust lighting also.

Emma