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5 tips for the perfect flat lay

So you’ve spent hours, weeks, years creating your amazing handmade products and now you need to show the world your talents right? How do you do that in a way that creates a connection, an emotional response that means your audience falls in love with your product, remembers you and wants to buy from you?

When taking photos of products (and people) giving them something do to is a way to give energy and life into your image. It’s a way to give your image a time, a place or an emotion. A way to show your viewers how your product fits into their life. One of the best ways to do this is in a flat lay. The nature of a flat lay (a collection of objects photographed from a birds eye view) means that props and story telling elements are essential. These add context to your subject and create that connection.

As you may have found out for yourself flat lays are tricker to get right that they look. It’s more than just chucking stuff on a table and standing on a stool with your phone held in the air. I’m going to share with you now 5 practical tips that will improve your flat lay photography.

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Impress Em’ Mangomisu

In the flurry of the Christmas season, we’ve got work, shopping, tidying, school holidays, and Christmas menus to contend with! Isn’t Christmas time supposed to be happy? And relaxed?

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DIY Handmade Lip Balm

As the Christmas season looms, it can sometimes be difficult to find unique gifts to give friends and family that won’t break your budget.

Well look not further! This DIY tutorial is so easy, AND it’s super cost effective!!!

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Finger Knitting a Christmas Tree Card by Amanda’s Woollen World

It’s that time of year when we start seeing all the Christmas items pop up in the shops and my little 6 year old thinks Christmas is tomorrow! She always wants to have some yarn on the go (like mother, like daughter) and like most little kids I know, she loves to make cards. So we decided this year to combine her love of yarn and card making and to finger knit a Christmas Tree this year and then make it into a Christmas Card.

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Passion for your Product – A Small business start-up story ‘In These Moments’

Life, the day to day events involved with our working lives, our social lives and a little downtime. Well.. If you are like Susan and I and have children it’s working lives, family lives with a sprinkle of a social life and very little downtime! While it often feels like ground hog day we have so much to be thankful for. Especially living in Australia, where so much opportunity is out there if you have the motivation and persistence to work for it.

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