FlayLay Photo Contest

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Are you guys familiar with the term “FlayLay”? Or some people call it “LayDown”. It is a simple concept of placing like items or a theme together and photographing them from above.

FlatLay was our in house photo competition for December. With the weather not always the greatest this time of year we thought an indoor challenge would be the best. There were so many great entries that we wanted to share with all of you and also give you the chance to cast your vote for the winner!  Please remember all photos were taken by ON1 team members. This means Marketing, Engineering, QA etc. While we have a few in house pro photographers these challenges are to give the entire team a chance to be inspired. All photos are on display in the office for the month and the winning entry will be framed and decorate our ON1 gallery wall for all to enjoy.

As the official host of these challenges I always like to contribute a photo as a sample (not an entry) to encourage the team to get started. Here is my flatlay.

This was shot in my studio with a Canon 5D Mark 1V using constant light and fully edited using ON1 Photo Raw.

 

Please take a moment to comment with your favorite entry from this gallery. You can click on the thumbnails to see the full images.

20 comments on “FlayLay Photo Contest”

  1. On January 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm David wrote:

    I like the bottom center image with the egg resting in the mound of flour. The textures are interesting and the colors are rich. What I like best is the implied process and sense of potential. What is being made? Why is the egg resting on the counter? Can I taste the final product? So many questions bubble up with this image. Great job!

  2. On January 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm Adam Rubinstein wrote:

    After going back and forth with a couple of images, I settled on the box of tools. For me it evoked the old world craftsmanship and was reminiscent of some still life’s. Then again, perhaps that choice was influenced by a recent trip to a museum.

  3. On January 11, 2018 at 6:37 am Bruce Roberts wrote:

    I also chose the box of old tools. Everything looks as if it belongs in the box and the arrangement of the items is pleasing to look at. It is in focus and the highlights are not blown out.

  4. On January 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm Steve Abley wrote:

    My fave was the simplicity yet rich texture and tones of the nutcracker and walnuts on the charred wood.

  5. On January 11, 2018 at 4:02 pm Don L wrote:

    My Favorite is the bowl of cranberries. Even though it is not the subject matter I like best… I prefer its composition over the others…

  6. On January 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm TwoRails wrote:

    This is tough… After multiple views, two floated to the top: the one with the white rimmed cups, and the tool box with chisels… To pick only one, I’ll have to go with the tool box, but it’s really a toss up between the two.

  7. On January 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm Robert Pierlott wrote:

    All very nice, but my pick would be JimPho-Soup-Flat-Lay-4996-C.jpg. Love the fresh, clean look as well as the color mix.

  8. On January 12, 2018 at 5:34 am Gilbert Sauve wrote:

    For me the simplicity of Tim01 (B&W tea) and the story it tells struck my imagination.

  9. On January 12, 2018 at 5:53 am Heike wrote:

    For me it is the tea ceremony Minh02. I love the colors and tones and the wonderful soft light on the scene.

  10. On January 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm Jennifer Stepanski wrote:

    The tools! It’s an interesting composition with beautiful lighting and there’s so much to look at…the hard edges of the chisels vs the soft felt cloth; the warmth of the wood vs the coolness of the steel; and that tiny torn edge of a ticket. I wonder what could that be from? That photo holds a story and it pulls me right in.

  11. On January 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm Boyd Turner wrote:

    I liked the walnuts the best. Black on black with the nice light on the nutcracker stood out to me.

  12. On January 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm Michele wrote:

    What a fun group of photos, and very hard to pick just one. I love the bright cheeriness of tim02, with the gumdrops and the colored sugar. The shadow play on this one is what really makes it successful to me, and the detail and sparkle in the sugar is simply fun!

  13. On January 13, 2018 at 5:22 am Melvyn Card wrote:

    I also go for the bottom row centre, it poses lots of questions about what is happening and what will the end product be. I would have liked a hint at what the final product will be. i think may be just for the composition cream?, butter and eggs. most of the others although interesting but do not pull me in and capture my imagination in the same way.

  14. On January 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm Julie Wennberg wrote:

    I love the baking FlatLay! It really captures thee feeling of baking to me – the colors, textures, feel of the ingredients and the surface.

  15. On January 15, 2018 at 5:52 am como wrote:

    After coming back to this “contest” several times, as an old joiner I have to pick the tools

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