For a while now there has been a new trend emerging in photography, particularly flower photography. The trend I’m talking about is the flat image, where there’s little tone and shadow within the photo and it appears to have a subtle white film over it, creating a delicate vintage feel to the overall image.
I guess you could say this trend has been prominent in photography for quite a while now and this is down to the rise in photography apps. Some say this is a cheats way to create this effect, and I tend to agree, but it lets the novice photographer create an image they might not necessarily be able to do otherwise. Controversial I know! When I take my photos, as long as the image is right in my camera first, then the app just enhances the overall look instantly. Here’s a few photos I’ve been experimenting with, I’m getting there!
It’s not just photography that features this flat photo trend, more and more products on the high street and online are applying this design and the results are wonderful and elegant…
1. Wondland Floral Face Watch from Olivia Burton 2. Peonies Hand Stitched Journal from Paperchase 3. Like Yesterday Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography 4. Technicolour Xhatch iPhone Case from Ted Baker
So next time you photograph your favourite flower, food or building why not apply this flat style, it will enhance your photos more than you think.