9 Tips for the Perfect Flat Lay

  1. […] You will not shoot a pizza and a burger using the same angle. A burger shot from the top is less than interesting and unless there is a lot (and I mean a lot) of toppings on your pizza, a straight-on shot isn’t gonna do it. Think about what angle would best highlight your food when you are planning your shoot. A very popular angle is the overhead (also called a flat lay). Check out my tips to successfully shoot and style flat lay here. […]

  2. […] have a kitchen in your studio to create this. A few backgrounds and a plank of wood will do it. A flat lay also leaves plenty of room for the eye to […]

  3. […] Overhead shots are definitely a trend in food photography right now and for good reason: they make for beautiful tablescapes and process shots. But if you don’t want to have to climb on a 10-step ladder to get the perfect shot, then a 50mm is your best friend. Its focal length is wide enough that you will be able to set up on the floor and shoot from a 3-step ladder or an overhead tripod without any issue, and it won’t create as much distortion as a wide-angle would. […]

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