When Easter approaches, I always try and make some cute Easter pictures to use for Social media or even as cute little postcards. When I am out and about I always keep my eyes open for sweet things I can use – now or for future photography projects.
I have a growing prop collection, and they are currently stored under the bed, but if I keep buying stuff I’ll need a bigger place soon. Here I am going to share a cute little Easter flatlay with you.
The ‘rules’ of creating a flatlay can easily be adapted to any other flatlays – principles are the same.
- A SURFACE TO SHOOT ON – MINE IS A RUSTIC OLD TABLE
- YOUR CAMERA OR PHONE
- REMEMBER A FLATLAY IS SHOT FROM THE TOP LOOKING DOWN
- YOUR PROPS AT THE READY
- PAINTED EGGS,
- FLUFFY EASTER CHICKS
- SCISSORS, RIBBON, FOLIAGE OR FLOWERS
- CUTLERY OR CROCKERY OR BOTH
- Find your background.
- You can use tabletops, wrapping paper, tissue, cardboard, everything with structure and a coherent colour.
- Pick an item or colour to start off with – which is the base for your styling.
- Find items that match in colour or theme.
- Place the key item, and then start working your way out. Don’t overthink it, then it becomes difficult.
- Have small props, fresh, dried or even pressed flowers available if you need them.
- Keep adding your props until you think it looks great through your camera.
- Try and shoot different angles and move around.
- Sometimes you have to move the things around on the table until it ‘works’.
- HAVE FUN WITH IT.