Flat Lay is an extremely versatile still life genre. It can be minimalistic and simple, contain only key objects in a well-designed composition or dozens of tiny objects that form a kind of organized chaos. Photographer Dina Belenko shares ideas for shooting flatlay.
Where to begin
The photographer strongly recommends making sketches for such a picture in advance. First think over the story, collect specific objects and plan your shooting. The process will be much more effective if you consciously approach the planning of photography. So you will save a lot of time and energy.
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Not all photographers live in Moscow, St. Petersburg or another big city, but this does not mean that in a small town you cannot work as a highly professional photographer and earn accordingly. What points should be considered for this?
When living in small cities, the overhead is usually lower. Maybe our work can also be priced cheaper? This mistake is often made by photographers from small cities, believing that they are not entitled to charge the same fees for services as photographers in large cities. The fact is that outside these big cities there is less work, so your daily earnings should be comparable. Otherwise, with a lower daily rate and less workload, you will quickly become stuck at low earnings. Finding the right balance is, of course, difficult. It may take more than one year to really figure it out. Continue reading
Portrait lighting is not easy to learn if there is no model at hand. After reading the articles and watching video tutorials on setting up the light, you will be excitedly looking for someone to practice with. But as soon as you finally have a person in front of the camera, everything flies out of your head, you forget all the information that was overloaded, and you feel stupid in front of your “model”. Is that familiar?
In no case should you be disappointed and give up. We offer you a budget option to study the rules of lighting when there is no real model.
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