Mastering Wedding Flat Lays
- You can take the composition skills you learn from mastering wedding flat lays and use them in your other work.
- The stronger you make your composition, the faster and easier it is for your viewer to “get” an image.
- We only get imposter syndrome if we aren’t being ourselves.
- You don’t know what’s happening behind someone’s Instagram.
- Where you look for inspiration can be very dangerous, because seeing too much of other people’s work can cloud your brain.
- It’s okay to have a season of taking in a lot of inspiration from others, but it’s important to know when to step back and create for yourself.
- Still life goes back hundreds of years – go back and study the greats of lighting and composition. Photographers can learn so much from the world of painting.
- Photograph the same object in 10 different ways. Look at how the options change the opinion of what you’re saying in the photograph.
- Because these objects truly matter, we should practice flat lays before. Wedding days are not the time to practice.
- If you’re thinking on a wedding day, you’re already behind! You need to be on muscle memory.
- Get stationery and practice – grab your shoes, your husband’s shoes, etc.
- Your eye reads a frame how we read a book. Be purposeful in how you guide the viewer’s eye.
- Style with intentionality. Tell a story. If you can’t caption an image, you probably shouldn’t be putting it out there.
Mastering Wedding Flat Lays and Making Your Styling Kit
Things Rebecca recommends for your styling kit:
- Washi Tape
- Roll Up Styling Surfaces (Rebecca loves Chasing Stone & Locus Collection)
- Mrs. Boxes
- Vision Wire