Any hacks for people wanting to take a 'gram-able flatlay on their phones?
You can take super amazing pics with your phone. The angle is a bit wider without the needing to be on a ladder super high above the scene (been there done that). Lighting would be the most important bit, soft side light is ideal, next to a window.
It also helps to have the grid on your viewfinder so you can frame your pictures from the get go.
(note: to activate the grid when taking pictures on an IPhone go to settings > photos & camera > grid. On android phones you’ll find this setting within the camera app.
As far as styling goes I think there is no right or wrong. Just have fun with it. The only thing I usually avoid is placing items so close that their shadows touch. Another interesting thing is that pictures taken at the northern side of a house (window facing north) will have white/warmer shadows, whereas when you take a picture at the south side of your location, you normally get cool blue shadows. (It’s the other way around in the northern hemisphere by the way). If you want to change the tones of the shadows you can do so with such nifty apps like VSCO. My favoured app, I use it all the time.Where are you spending your insta time lately, the feed or stories?
Stories…I have to admit. It’s like Instagram used to be, instant and candid. Mind you, I edit my story pics slightly in VSCO as well, but I usually only take one or two pics for my stories and that’s it, no fuffing around.