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10.00 – 4.30

The Old Barn, Keythorpe Manor, Uppingham Road, Keythorpe, Rutland LE7 9XJ

In Lyndsey’s in-person photography workshops, surrounded by nature at Keythorpe Manor, you will come away feeling invigorated – bursting with new ideas for your own photography and with some fancy new skills!

‘Flatlay’ photos are simply beautifully styled photographs taken from an overhead perspective. Popular on Instagram and Pinterest, they offer the perfect opportunity to display gathered finds, small products, tools of your trade, or simply whatever is inspiring you that day, all in a pretty photo! The great thing about flat lay photos is that they are super easy to create with a few key tricks in styling, lighting and staging to get them looking professional, whatever camera or phone app you use!

Whether you are an artist looking to share your gathered inspiration, a designer-maker who would love to include nature in your shots or simply someone who loves to create pretty photos to share on Instagram, then this will be a lovely workshop for you where you will learn key lessons (see below) and have all day to create and capture your own beautiful flatlay photos.

On the day

This fun workshop focuses on styling and lighting flat lay photos. You will have the opportunity to play with all of the backdrops in Lyndsey’s famous collection of Photo Boards® backdrops.

You will learn:

– How to style stories, perfect for Instagram and other social media adventures!
– How to style creative, artistic looking scenes
– How to position props to look natural and stylish
– Which props work, and which don’t!
– How to create a bright fresh look with natural daylight
– How to create a dark and moody style, again with just a window light!
– How to embrace shadows without getting underexposed photos

With plenty of pretty props to choose from combined with items and props of your own that you can bring along (we’ll send you a list of ideas), you can create your very own masterpieces in the workshop that you will be eager to share on social media!

You will require a camera or camera phone for this workshop. Please ensure that you know how to use it before you arrive (even if you only use your camera on Auto) as this workshop does not include detailed camera settings, instead it focuses on the methods used for styling and lighting your photos using natural daylight. Photography tips will of course be included to ensure your photos are looking fabulous and ready to share!

You will need to bring:

Your camera or smartphone

Tripod if you like to use one for overhead shots

Props or small subjects (optional)


We provide:

Flowers and props

Photo Boards to use (plus 1 to keep!)

Notebook and pens

Lunch and refreshments


A buffet style lunch and refreshments are included.

Local area

This workshop venue is a rural wedding venue, the perfect location for a day of creativity! There are gardens right outside the classroom door to enjoy a walk or your lunch in the outdoors.


Free parking on site. The ground level classroom also offers disabled access and disabled parking area.

Limited spaces!

£99 per person includes lunch and refreshments.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your place your ticket will be refunded in full up to 28 days prior to the workshop.

You will receive a 50% refund if you cancel within 15-28 days of the workshop.

Refunds are not available if you cancel within 14 days of the workshop.

Tickets cannot be transferred to a different workshop date.