How I edit my Instagram photos?
Let's play a quick game. Raise your hand, if you're still completely obsessed with Instagram and use it every day. I bet you all raised your hands, didn't you? Even though Instagram was released back in 2010, it's still one of the most used apps (besides Snapchat, but with recent updates Instagram has made, I "know" that it will also take Snapchat's place).
Instagram is by far my favourite app. There's not a day that goes by that I don't scroll through my feed or post a photo. This might be a bit obsessive, I guess, but if you're more of a visual person like I am, you know that you seriously need that boost of creativity every single day.
So now it's time to spill some of my Instagram secrets to you. Yes, I know you've been all waiting for it (at least I hope so) and that's why you clicked on this post. But to set the record straight: It's not actually that big of a secret, but rather a simple and quick process of editing. I actually don't use too many filters or options to edit the photos + I only use the Instagram app itself.
And here's how I do it ...
What I use?
I mainly use my phone (I currently own an iPhone 6) and the Instagram app to edit my pictures. If I need to promote my blog posts, which happens from time to time, I will take the photos with my Canon EOS 650d and later edit them in the app. But to be completely honest, I definitely prefer to take the pictures with my phone because it just feels more personal, unscripted and authentic.
Tips for photo editing
I personally hate filters, because I feel like they completely ruin photos. However, if I do use one, I only opt for Ludwig (this filter is every pale girl's dream!). I then move onto the edit section where I add a bit of brightness and contrast (but never more than 20, remember that!), then I add structure and sharpness, and at last remove some highlights and shadows. And that is pretty much it: simple and quick.
Apps I recommend
Even though I like to only use Instagram to edit my photos (as I've mentioned before), here are some apps that you may find useful when editing your photos and videos:
- VSCO Cam
- Font Candy
Photos by Epopteia Photography (above)-a