Design For Instagram: Creating the Perfect Flat Lay Photograph

Anna Kay, Happiness and wellbeing coach

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10 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:46
    • 2. Class Project

      1:22
    • 3. What Is a Flat Lay?

      2:05
    • 4. Lighting

      2:11
    • 5. Theme and Colour

      3:02
    • 6. Props and Backgrounds

      3:10
    • 7. Composition

      3:05
    • 8. Photographing Your Flat Lay

      2:11
    • 9. Editing

      1:46
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      2:09

Project Description

The class project for this class is below.  It would be great if you could upload every part so we can see your thought process as well as your final images, but just the final images will do if you really don't have time.

1.  Think about the look of your Instagram gallery and think about themes and colours that might work well alongside the rest of your images.  Choose your favourite theme and use the project gallery to let us know what you've chosen to focus on.

2.  Scour your house, the nearest gift shop etc for items and backgrounds that will suit your theme and add a quick snap to the project gallery.  Don't worry about composing an image for this - a pile in the middle of the floor will do!

3.  Head to the place in your home that has the best natural light, compose your image using the tips in the video lessons and take some photographs.  Upload your favourite to the gallery.

4.  Finally, edit your image using whichever editing tool you prefer (e.g. camera editing tools, VSCO, PicTapGo, Photoshop etc) and upload your final image to the project gallery and also to Instagram using #skillshareflatlays.

Happy designing and photographing!

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