In this video, we’ll divulge three tips to take your styling game to the next level So grab your photo props, and make sure your dead house plants are out of frame. Tip 1: Perspective There are three common perspectives to shoot to add diversity and interest to any scene They are neutral (or straight on) 45 degrees and bird’s eye or lay-flat A neutral perspective is the most obvious go-to. Simply place your camera in front of your scene, make sure all of your lines are level, and shoot. For a 45-degree angle, hold your camera slightly above your scene then tilt your camera 45 degrees south. This will completely change the vibe of your neutral perspective photo. Finally, for a lay-flat photo, grab a step stool, small child, or ladder for leverage and hold your camera completely parallel to your scene to shoot. Tip Two: Overfill the frame A common mistake in photo styling is too much negative space. It’s important to spill your props over the edges of your frame to make viewers feel like they’re being invited to a small corner of a much bigger and more interesting scene. Instead of placing all of your props in the center of photo, spread them out all the way to the edges and let parts of them be cropped out. Tip Three: Straight lines + S-curves A subconscious thing that we do is assign gender to shapes. Straight lines and harsh edges feel masculine, whereas s-curves feel soft and feminine. Figure out which vibe you’re going for and shoot accordingly. For example: this plank with a line of mandarins has a more straight forward and stoic vibe But in food photography, stylists like to keep it less harsh and more soft. So, let’s focus on s-curves. If you’re like me, it might be hard for your to visualize an s-curve in the moment, so try drawing an ‘s’ on paper and sketching your props along it to figure out the best arrangement. Quick recap: Hey, guys! Thanks for watching this video If you enjoyed it, please hit the subscribe button below. And in the comment section, let us know what you’d like to learn next. And leave your Instagram handle, so we can check it out and see what you’re up to.