Still Life Photography: Creating A Beautiful Rose Flat lay Photo

——   Created by Denise Love

Learn to shoot beautiful photos in a tiny studio space

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53m
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More about this course

Flower flat lay photography has become one of my favorite things to do every time I order flowers to use for still life setups. Roses have become my go-to flower - I especially love it when the roses are two-toned. You could do these with any flowers you choose. Peonies are a really nice choice also. As with other still life photography - this can be done in almost any space near a window you have available to you in your own home. No need to go out when it is raining, cold, windy, etc… you can practice anytime!

In this class we'll cover:

  • Some inspiration from past sets I have done to give you an idea of all the different setups that are possible.
  • Styling your set up near a window for natural light
  • Background options for you to consider
  • My behind-the-scenes camera set up using a boom arm tripod. You can handhold to shoot these sets also by leaning over them - but a tripod will save your back!
  • We'll also look at my final photo from this setup and do some editing.

This course is perfect for beginners getting started and needing ideas. It's also great for experienced photographers wanting ideas and tips for doing studio setups.

Required Gear: A camera and some flowers. You can do still life / flat lay photography with any camera you have. A few backgrounds to play with and some flowers. 

The course project

For your class project, I'd like you to shoot a collection of photos of your setup. Post at least 1 flat lay photo from your set.

Concentrate on getting the best photo out of the camera that you can before you get into editing. Focus on good lighting, exposure, composition, and styling.

10 Lessons

0:01:07
Introduction
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0:01:31
Class project
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0:14:07
Flatlay inspiration
0:09:49
Background choices
0:04:55
Styling our setup
0:03:10
Shooting with natural light by a window
0:04:58
My behind-the-scenes camera setup
0:05:36
Tethering and Camera Settings
0:07:39
Shoot recap & Editing in Lightroom
0:00:39
Final thoughts
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 53m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

I'm Denise, an artist, and photographer. I'm really passionate about sharing what I have learned with others and creating workshops is what I really enjoy. I started 2 Lil' Owls Studio in 2012 - and that's where I share digital art tools for photography, photography workshops, art workshops, and more. I …

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