30 Day Flat Lay Challenge

Do you want to get better at photography? Well I'm here to help ya out! I actually have a 30 Day Challenge that will help you get more active on Instagram and also get way more creative! I know you have it in you, obvi that's why you clicked on this post right?! Well let's do the doggone thang then haha!

Instagram flat lay photography

What is a Flat Lay Image?

Flat Lay Image is a photo take on a flat surface. Used for prop styling for companies and most recent Instagram photos.
This is a simple flat lay
(Done from phone)
This collage shows ways you can play with flatlay photography
Play with angles, depth of field (blurry background), and different variations of angles you can do.
(Done from DSLR Camera)

Flat Lay Photography has become quite a passion project for me. I can express myself in so many ways from being colorful, artistic, to even minimalistic and modern. I've learned quite a lot over the course of 4 years of doing photography for my blog and social media. It came down to really just taking actionable steps to learn how to create Flat Lay Photos!

Let's Do a Challenge!
Famous instagram photos

30 Day Flat Lay Photo Prompts !!!

The challenge goes live whenever you want to start creating flatlays. This is a self paced challenge for you to do to help you get creative with flat lay photography. Each day you get to create or share a new photo with your audience.

It's really simple! Just look at the list each day and take a photo or share a photo from another creator(be sure to tag them) using the prompt as inspiration. You can make it as simple as you want or as challenging as you want. I want to get your creative juices flowing!

Instagram: Use the hashtag #sheflatlays when you upload your flatlays!

  • Upload your photo, add a caption(you could mention the day and prompt in your caption)
  • Add the #sheflatlays
  • Check out the hashtag and comment/like others to be apart of the community
  • At random I'll pick a member that participated and share their flatlay creation on my IG 

Week 1:Regram Your Faves: This is the week you sit down and look at how others are creating flatlays. It helps to give you inspiration for your own flatlays in the upcoming weeks. Share your favorite Instagrammers flatlays, don't forget to credit them in the comments and tag them! Or if you are feeling bold recreate their flatlay using items you have on hand. Don't do it exactly like theirs but make it your own with items you have around your home. Tag them to tell them they inspired you!

Day 1: Fave Flatlay you've seen on IG
Day 2: Fave Flatlay you've seen on Pinterest 
Day 3: Fave Fashion Flatlay
Day 4: Fave Beauty Flatlay
Day 5: Fave Lifestyle Flatlay
Day 6: Fave Food Flatlay
Day 7: Fave Book Flatlay

Week 2:  Break out your photo and start taking photos of everyday items! It's true you can get gorgeous photos with just your phone! You don't need to go purchase new items just to take gorgeous photos. Get creative! Use the day's prop as your hero piece and play around with the surrounding area of your flatlay. 

Day 8: Food 
Day 9: Notebook
Day 10: Drink
Day 11: Hands
Day 12: Workspace
Day 13: Headphones
Day 14: Plant

Week 3: Get Colorful! It really wouldn't be me without putting in some color in this challenge!  Play around with color this week!

Day 15: Red
Day 16:Pink
Day 17: Orange
Day 18:Yellow
Day 19: Green
Day 20: Blue
Day 21: Purple

Week 4: Get Creative! This is the time that you really take your flat lays to the next level! Look up different types of flatlays that pertain to each day and play around with creating them and making them your own style! Check out this post for the ultimate guide to Flat Lay Photography!

Day 22: Overhead
Day 23: Assymetrical
Day 24: Texture
Day 25: Angles
Day 26: Sweet
Day 27: Clutter
Day 28: Symmetrical
Day 29: Monochromatic
Day 30: Tell a Story

What are you struggling with when it comes to photography?


  1. I see what you're doing but would love a definition of "flat lay photography", which I've never heard of before. I do love photography, though, and invite you to link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/purple-passion.html

  2. Fun challeng. I'm not the greatest at flatlays.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  3. Lovely post!

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  4. This looks like a great IG project! I love marble flatlays but colorful ones are even better!

    Chow Down USA

  5. Great post!!! I love the photography and the topic!


    happy weekend

  7. This is a great idea. I haven't mastered the flat lay yet so I'll be reading your tips this month :)


  8. I'm 100% in I'm learning on how to master the flat but I'm looking forward to this challenge!

    Michelle| www.brokebutflawless.blogspot.com

  9. Aww too bad I was so late at seeing this post, but I will still try to take part! I suck at flatlays but that might help me find out what the hell it is about.
    That's a very creative idea that you just had, anyway, can't wait to see your big project!
    Good luck & love,

  10. I'm in love with the photos you're posting on IG. Keep them coming.

  11. I can't open the how to Master Flat Lay Photography. :/

  12. This is such a great challenge! Thanks for sharing :)



  13. This is so fun! I'm no good at flatlays.

  14. I love playing around with different flatlays!! It's amazing how different props can make or break a photo's engagement!

  15. Flatlays are so fun! And I love the idea of the challenge!

  16. OH AMAZING! I've been waiting for post like this to appear to my feed :-) I'm going to save this for later. I've been trying to up my flatlay game :-)

    ♥ Jasmin N
    // Little Things With Jassy

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