What do Kim Jones, Liz Uy, Bea Soriano and Martine Cajucom have in common? Why, these celebrities are all masters of the flatlay. From the perfectly arranged accessories to the strategically placed pot of cactus, these social media darlings show they are experts in top shot photography. While browsing through their Instagram posts may seem intimidating, here we show you how you can learn the tricks of the trade by just using the items in your bag. Drop by the lobby of the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati and we'll even teach you in person! Here are the ones we've done so far:
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Flatlays are a great way to showcase your products.
Add character using textures - which you can get from your local hardware store.
Don't be afraid of negative space. Really, you don't have to fill up the entire frame.
See what flowers can do? Whether it's a petal or a bud or even a bouquet, these pretty little things can, well, prettify your images.
When styling a bag, let things fall where they may. The phone and USB really just came tumbling out and we just added a few extras.
Play with different angles. Take this bag for instance; it need not be upright.
Stick to a color palette and create a story based on it.
This one has got to be one of our faves so far.
Small nibbles are a great way to break up the monotony of a grid-based arrangement.
Don't be afraid to show your personality, even it it means revealing to the world that you carry toys inside your purse.
And if you're wondering how we managed to put together all these flatlays today, here's a photo of us making magic: