Spring Afternoons

This photo is an example of one of my favourite types of scene arrangement in photography, flat lay. Flat lay is a method that involves using a 2-dimensional surface as the foundation for the subject of a photo. Most often it's used for product photography, but I often find that it shines most in scene photography, which involves creating subject for a photo that tells some sort of a story, much like a scene in a movie or play. Flat lay is incredibly useful for this kind of shooting because it allows for an easily set up, minimalistic environment for storytelling in a piece. As an example, in this shot, a flat lay of books and wildflowers added with the typewriter-typed note creates a vague story around the objects in the photo, giving them a life of their own in a way that is hard to replicate with a 3-dimensional setting.

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