January 25 - Flat Lay Photography

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  1. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    Hi everyone and welcome to day 25 of MOC, can you believe we’re nearing the end of this years MOC!

    Todays challenge is all about unleashing that creative stylist hidden within us all and creating a Flat Lay Photograph. By definition a flat lay photograph is a picture taken from a birds eye view of a collection of items laid out on a flat surface. Usually there is one item that is the main focus, known as the hero all the other items are there to compliment the hero piece.
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    For some really clear and simple steps on what a flat lay photograph is, check out this link
    by FAT MUM SLIM (Chantelle) of PHOTO A DAY fame and her blog post
    WHAT THE HECK IS A FLATLAY?

    Alternatively you might find this quick video by PicMonkey helpful.


    For my flat lay photo I thought it would be fun to create a mood board of all the materials
    we’ll be using in our home renovation.
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    Here is a beautiful dedication page by MiekSter
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    The rules for this challenge:
    • You must take a new photo for this challenge.
    • Collect and arrange 5 or more objects that tell a story.
    • Photograph them from directly above/ birds eye view.
    • Use that new photo in a page.
    • In addition to the instructions above, your page must include product from TLP store.
    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).

    I can’t wait to see your STYLE QUEEN shine!
     
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    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    This spot is reserved for any questions that might crop up!

    Q: Can we use additional photos that are not flat lays?
    A: Sure can so long as your main photo is a Flay Lay photo that meets the challenge criteria.
     
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  3. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    Thank you for the early posting! I know exactly what I will photograph, and while I’m sleeping, I hope the layout will present itself to my dreams.
     
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  4. LilachOren

    LilachOren Well-Known Member

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    very intresting! sound like fun....thank you for the early post
     
  5. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    hmm according to my calculations I was right on 12 midnight NY time :)
     
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  6. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    super challenge, thanks. 8am for me too, so perfect.
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  7. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    indeed an early post ... in Belgium it was 6 am ... I just woke up - with a large cup of coffee I checked my mail ... and read the challenge ... not my favorite type of photography ... but we love challenges ...
     
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  8. LilachOren

    LilachOren Well-Known Member

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    its 8 AM in Israel ....great way to start the morning
     
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  9. Justagirl

    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

    Yes lots of different time zones world wide, it was 3pm on the 25th Jan here in Australia when I posted so we Aussies were well ahead but we're going on NY time so you guys have been lucky all through the MOC to get challenges early hehe
     
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  10. SheriScraps

    SheriScraps Well-Known Member

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    Interesting! I love it. The items will tell the story. I had never heard of this before. Putting on my thinking cap.
     
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  11. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    ok here's the kids back to school stuff from a shopping trip, it might be a bit hard to see on the page so i've added just the photo here- DD spread it all out on the table and i stood on a chair to take the pic (that's my foot at the top) - i wish we hadnt bought so much (for a few reasons) but also so there'd be more room between items
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  12. LilachOren

    LilachOren Well-Known Member

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    I had so much fun scrapping for this challenge thank you! here is my page

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    Can we use additional photos that are not flat lays?
     
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    katell CT - Sara Gleason

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    Here in France it s 9h44 am . I wake up and look around here !
     
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    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    Thankyou for a fun challenge as I do enjoy playing around with my little camera. I took a photo of what I had done today and that was get organised ready for next Sunday ( 2nd Feb)
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  16. *gina*

    *gina* It's all about the 3-C's

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    Thank you so much for this gorgeous challenge and inspiration, Em @Justagirl

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    Justagirl Courageously dancing in the rain

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    Absolutely so long as your main photo is a Flat Lay :)
     
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    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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  20. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    Ok ... I have a few ideas and each requires standing on a chair or stool so I'll wait til I have someone else in the house! Fun challenge! This journaling was a bit more personal about her.

    After 1 or 2 of those ‘becoming a woman’ talks with my gdd, I could tell she was shocked & kind of grossed out about the whole process. She had already heard bad stories & while I knew it wouldn’t be easy for her, I wanted her to recognize the value of her maturing young body. I bought these supplies so that no matter what she’d be prepared. My heart breaks for her sometimes.

    eta; total change of plans but this is a story I wanted told.
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