Hi all, I’m Kaylee from Luxella and today I’ll be taking over the BloomThis blog (Thanks guys) to share some Instagram flatlay tips. Luxella is a website that sells Japanese beauty products directly from Japan, and I do spend a lot of time on Instagram.
We’ll be snapping some flatlays with confetti rose petals, BloomThis blooms and some Japanese beauty products.
2. Natural light is the easiest to work with. So pick a sunny / semi-cloudy day and set up by a window. Lighting can make or break your picture, so do some test shots to find the perfect lighting
3. Pick flowers or petals that match the overall colour scheme. For example if the beauty products have pink packaging or tones, try using some pink petals. If you are photographing a bouquet of red roses, pick some stronger coloured items that will complement the rose petals. Gold goes with red quite well . Also, there’s water in the BloomThis box, so make sure you drain it first if you do want to lie it on the side.
4. Invest in some backgrounds. These waterproof, cleanable backgrounds come in many colours and textures. You don’t need to spend thousands for a marble countertop - just get some marble contact paper for less than $20. But make sure the backgrounds are matte - shiny ones won’t photograph well.
Watch out for part 2 of Kaylee's flat lay tutorial on our blog coming to you on the 28th of October!