Flat lay photos are nothing new on Instagram.. but perfecting them ain't so easy. Here's my step-by-step guide to perfecting them.
Go for simple background that allow your items to shine e.g. white sheet, pale wood or marble. I use a white foam board. You can pick them up from your local stationery store for under $15.
2. Natural light
Natural light is always best. That way you don't get any strange reflections or shadows. Also taking pictures in dark lighting = grainy results.
Play with the layout of the items you want to showcase. It's better to take 10 x different options and shortlist when you're done, than be stuck with something you can't use.
Afterlight is my preferred editing app. Amp up the brightness, add a border & you're good to go!