THE PRINCIPLES OF KNOLLING
Knolling is the art of arranging objects in a neat, symmetrical manner. The principles of knolling transform the arrangement of random objects into a beautiful art.
- Order and symmetry: The symmetrical arrangement creates a feeling of balance and harmony pleasing to the eye.
- Organisation: The organisation creates a sense of structure and discipline, a fundamental aspect of knolling.
- Simplicity: The layout should be simple and minimalistic
- Colour coordination: The products should be arranged to create a colour scheme that is loved by the eye.
- Lighting: The lighting should be natural or artificial, depending on the intended effect.
The following is the process of creating iconic knolling photographs.
- Choose interesting objects: To create a knolling photograph, choose captivating objects with unique shapes, colours, and textures
- Use a flat surface: It’s best to use a flat surface as your backdrop
- Pay attention to composition: Experiment with various angles, arrangements, and props to enhance the composition
- Focus on lighting: Lighting is key in any type of photography, and knolling photography is no exception.
- Symmetry and alignment: Pay close attention to the symmetry and alignment of your objects. Each object should be neatly arranged and aligned
- Retouch your photo: Once you’ve taken your shot, you may need some editing to enhance the final image. Like cropping, adjusting the exposure, or enhancing the colours.