Good photography is key to upping your blogging or Instagram game. Try taking flatlay photos to amp up your style with these 9 tips (plus more bonus information)! With a few tweaks, you can start attracting huge amounts of Instagram followers in no time.

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  1. Amazing pictures! They look so professional! Where did you get the little gold stars on string thing? I love it!

    1. Thank you so much, Meg! I got the star garland from a fair trade store chain called Ten Thousand Villages. They have TONS of well-made bits and bobs that make for great photo props!

  2. Joan Canning says:

    Shelby hi again, it Joan sorry I provided incorrect Instagram hastag #jkpringlecanning I think this takes one to my instagram. This is what happens when you’re a retired senior…

  3. Joan Canning says:

    Hi Shelby, received a perfectly timed email today. You do NOT need to know how to draw! Enjoyed the attachment an then further browsed an came across 9 Tips taking beautiful flat lay out, which was very informative an made me think about how I present my art. I do use my phone, but have a Nikon Coolpix B700 which I’m presently using for taking photo’s. Don’t have Adobe Photoshop, lightroom or any other program. Wondering can I use my Nikon to do the flat lay’s an then somehow get them to my instagram post. This might be very unusual an I fully understand if not appropriate to ask. If you ever have time can you have a look at my instagram @joanpringlecanning Appreciate any suggestions. Kind regard’s Joan

    1. Hi Joan,

      You absolutely can, and should use your Nikon to take pictures for Instagram. None of the pictures on my Instagram were taken with my phone. I always take pictures with my Canon, upload them to my computer, edit them, transfer them to my phone, and then post them. I hope this helps.

  4. Great article. I appreciate you recommending a decent yet not over the top camera (that a lot of people may not be able to afford.) I will definitely be bookmarking this page for future reference. Thank you.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      You’re so very welcome Crista!

  5. Totally bookmarking this. I just launched a journaling blog and am quickly realising I’m out of my depth in terms of taking pretty photos… Thanks for this!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      So glad to hear this was helpful for you Miriam! Here’s to great pictures as you continue with your journey.

  6. Thanks for the tips. I love how they are very straightforward and easy to implement.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      So glad to hear that these were helpful for you Nichole! Have fun with those flat lays.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      You’re quite welcome!

  7. This an amazing work which proves your efficiency, I enjoyed so much!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it Mathew!

  8. Carmen Rafaela says:

    Hi fox, I just wanna say that I fallen in love with your blog. Big hug and best wishes for Christmas and new year from a big Portugal fan.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thank you so much Carmen! It’s great to have you here.

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