So you just owned the Thanksgiving spread, now take the best snap of it to store in your good memories. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are a few tips on how to take a reeeeaall good flat lay pic.

TIP #1 Considering the background is as important as the items that you’re photographing. Try to find a clean and/or consistent background.

IMG_7084TIP #2 Lighting is what makes or breaks any photo, really. Try to get natural lighting from a window. Direct light may be too harsh and artificial light might make your photos have a yellow tinge.

TIP #3 Just because they’re called flat lays, they don’t always have to be photographed as flat objects. Try taking photos at different angles and don’t be afraid to move the camera closer to the items.

IMG_7076TIP #4 Play around with re-arranging and re-ordering the items in your flat lay. They don’t have to be neatly put together! They can also run off the frame!

IMG_7078TIP #5 Try letting the items in your flat lay interact within the photo. It can be as simple as taking the lids off your cosmetics to show the product, or maybe getting someone to interact with some of the food that your snapping!

TIP #6 Never over-edit the photo! A little increase of the brightness might just do the trick.

Looking for more tips and tricks? Take note here.

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Written by Gold Soul blogger Alissa Recil. She is a design student and a freelance writer from Australia. Follow her at Words By Femme.

7 Photographs that make you want to travel

The travel bug. We’re bound to have caught it and sometimes it just gets the better of us.

We all have those days where we wish we were on vacay somewhere where we have no responsibilities and no bad vibes at all, right? We get that spontaneous travel feeling where adventure is on the top of our priority list and we sorta just roll with it.

Okay, yes, we realize that not everyone can just buy a ticket to their dream destination every time they get punched in the face with major travel lust. So what have we done? We’ve put together seven breathtaking photographs from all over the world, just to ease (or to make worse) your travelling blues. Enjoy and happy travels babes!

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So where are we off to next? Check out more travel inspo here!

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Inspiring Style Snaps from Australian Fashion Week 2015

You better believe that the fashion down under in Australia is as good as it gets.

Australian Fashion Week has just wrapped up and we still haven’t been able to pick up our jaws off the floor all thanks to the street style that Fashion Bloggers and Aussie fashion icons had to offer.

Who doesn’t like a bit of a style stalk time? Especially when the fashion is this good!

Guys and girls, get your wishlists and wallets ready because here are just some of the inspiring street style snaps from Australian Fashion Week 2015.

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Australia-Street-Style-Summer-Spring-Australia-Fashion-Week-Collection-2014-2015-6-500x333Photo credit: thefashionwatch.com

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