I was recently challenged to take a flatlay photo, a term I was unfamiliar with. It’s a photo taken from directly overhead, so there’s very little depth perception. Quite fun to play with.
I ended up having a fairly busy weekend and on Sunday night I still hadn’t taken my photo. I had thought that I would take one of a sleeping kitty, but they’d run off to play outside. Then hubby served up dinner and I thought ‘Ah ha!’
Pork belly with mashed cauliflower and vegetables.
It’s far from perfect. The editing is a bit poor in place, and the mashed cauliflower leaked a bit, so the plate looks a bit untidy. Plus, hubby plated it as if you’d be looking at it from the side, not the top. I think the sauce would have looked better beside the pork rather than on top of it. But oh well, I gave it a shot.
Have you ever taken a flatlay photo? Did it turn out okay? What did you find challenging about it?