Flat Lay Photos: Pictures of Flatlays

Flatlay photography is an easy and creative way to showcase groups of products, give a stunning snapshot of a work space, or just showcase thematic elements in an aesthetically rich way.

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holiday cards & gift wrap

Holiday Cards & Gift Wrap


pouring cream into coffee

Pouring Cream Into Coffee


festive gift box holiday wrapping

Festive Gift Box Holiday Wrapping


wallet & cash

Wallet & Cash


entrepreneurs desk from above

Entrepreneurs Desk From Above


painting purple

Painting Purple


online shopping sale

Online Shopping Sale


houseware home and kitchen decor

Houseware Home And Kitchen Decor


pastel stationary

Pastel Stationary


creating with reds

Creating With Reds


bright colored kids toys

Bright Colored Kids Toys


education flatlay

Education Flatlay


glitter and unicorn costume headband

Glitter And Unicorn Costume Headband


happy halloween on orange flatlay

Happy Halloween On Orange Flatlay


drone knoll flatlay

Drone Knoll Flatlay


coffee from above

Coffee From Above


happy birthday party decor

Happy Birthday Party Decor


cleaning blue knolling flatlay

Cleaning Blue Knolling Flatlay


steaks oil salt knife and a cutting board

Steaks Oil Salt Knife And A Cutting Board


cleaning supply flatlay bottom

Cleaning Supply Flatlay Bottom


spilled roasted coffee beans

Spilled Roasted Coffee Beans


tea time with kitty cat

Tea Time With Kitty Cat


hot pink and reds house paint

Hot Pink And Reds House Paint


vinyl record spinning

Vinyl Record Spinning


get in touch

Get In Touch


lingerie champagne lipstick roses

Lingerie Champagne Lipstick Roses


bridal wedding flatlay

Bridal Wedding Flatlay


sliced pumpkin pie

Sliced Pumpkin Pie


school and study supplies

School And Study Supplies


business owners flatlay

Business Owners Flatlay


business startup desktop flatlay

Business Startup Desktop Flatlay


red roses lace and lingerie

Red Roses Lace And Lingerie


creative work with color options

Creative Work With Color Options


coffee in sun

Coffee In Sun


beauty products

Beauty Products


contruction blueprints tools

Contruction Blueprints Tools


students study and prepare as team

Students Study And Prepare As Team


peppers and vegetables angle view

Peppers And Vegetables Angle View


hands cupping coffee

Hands Cupping Coffee


light blue typewriter

Light Blue Typewriter


fall harvest spread

Fall Harvest Spread


tools for building construction

Tools For Building Construction


holiday shopping sale signs

Holiday Shopping Sale Signs


fashion nails

Fashion Nails


kids arts and crafts

Kids Arts And Crafts


online shopping deals

Online Shopping Deals


business flatlay in india

Business Flatlay In India


costume headbands cat and unicorn

Costume Headbands Cat And Unicorn


mens grooming supplies

Mens Grooming Supplies


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Tips for Your own flatlay photography

What makes this type of photography so popular is not just the look of the photography style, but that it’s relatively easy to do. Generally you don’t need to be a professional photographer to take a great flatlay image - an iPhone camera and good lighting will do!

Feel free to browse our database of flatlay images or check our tips below for creating your own beautiful pictures.

Shoot for a single color palette

Generally speaking - it’s best to select a colour pallette of about 2-3 unifying colours and work around those colors with varying patterns and textures. Having a predetermined pallette will help to unify the composition of the image and direct the mood of the piece. For example - object in navy blue and deep red will usually give the image a more somber feel to it whereas bright pinks and purples will make the image a bit more playful.

You’ll also want to make sure you use a neutral background colour as well. Most flatlay pictures use a white background, but feel free to experiment with black, grey or more muted wood tones as well. A neutral background colour will make the foreground items stand-out, complimenting the items and focusing your audience's attention towards your subjects.

Let the composition of your pictures tell a story

It’s important to consider the concept of narrative in composing flat-lay photographs. You may want to think of a “theme” before you begin and then select objects that work around this theme. For example - if your theme is “Cluttered Office” - you might choose to use objects like pens, notebooks and coffee cups. If your theme is “Brunch Time” - you might include items like toasted bagels and sparkling mimosas. Let your image tell a story through objects surrounding a common theme.

Experiment with Space and Lighting

Not all flatlay images are built the same. For some - a cluttered workspace might convey a sense of chaos to the audience while a more sparse use of objects with more negative space might give the viewer a sense of calming isolation.

With regards to lighting - it’s generally best to use calm, overhead lighting. You don’t want your lights to be too bright however, as this can wash-out some of the beauty of your colours and create jarring, odd shadows.

Natural light works best as well - especially in the morning when the sun has risen but is not yet in full force. If you’re looking for a more neutral, balanced lighting design, try going out on a day that’s a little bit cloudy to get a soft-light effect.