Brooke Lark juggles her roles as a mom, businesswoman and professional food photographer. Follow her as she navigates real-life foodtography assignments from cooking to setup to styling to shooting.
Amp up your Instagram with fantastic flat-lay photos! From styling to lighting to shooting, photographer Brooke Lark shows you how to craft beautiful tabletop scenes that showcase your things and tell your story. Flat lay is simple with Brooke’s insider tips and tricks, and the only equipment you really need is your smartphone.
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If the thought of chomping on a petal from an edible flower seems kinda weird to you, prepare to have your mind changed! Edible flower petals are a total game changer when they're coated in sugar (big surprise, right?).
Everyone is always asking me what piece of fancy gear will make their photos better. The truth is, while new equipment is nice, it’s unlikely to improve your work on its own. In fact, extraordinary photos are made all the time on basic equipment (you've seen those iPhone ads!). Instead, I clue newbies in on the real secret for awesome shots: Make more photographs, don't snap more frames. Commit that motto to memory, grab your camera, and let's get started.
Being a parent means a lot of things, like giving up the likelihood that you'll have privacy in the shower, that you may start to sound eerily like your own mom or dad, and that you'll probably find yourself playing the role of paparazzi for your kids. We're like moths to a flame; they do something cute/funny/crazy/brand-new and we're there in flash, snapping away like mad — desperately trying to preserve the moment forever.