Let's begin with the most popular question, what is a flat lay? 

I would describe a flat lay as a type of photo where you line up all the things you love in a pretty way. After that you edit the photo, and upload it using the hashtag #FLATLAY. 

If you are still lost, just take a look at the photos; they all seem to have something in common, right? That's becuase they’re all showing different products in an interesting way. 

Contrary to most popular belief, flatlays are one of the hardest things to execute correctly and only those who've tried it would know the amount of time, work, and PATIENCE that is dedicated to this type of photo. 

 Bolso Disponible en  Malibu Honduras

Bolso Disponible en Malibu Honduras

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  • My first advice would be to use a solid background. If you're a beginner you should definitely consider starting with a solid background, this will give you a better idea of where every object should be placed without worrying about getting the pattern inline. 
  • Remember height and dimension. Even though everything looks at the same level, it is not. If you want to make a product stand out, try placing it over something to add height when you take the photo.
  • Nobody likes crowded spaces. It is a common mistake to place too many objects in one photo. Remember, sometimes less is more. 
  • Start by setting the camera in one spot and then filling the missing spaces. This is the best advice I can give you, you'll only see what your flat lay lacks if you take the picture and correct it little by little.