• How I Edit My Current Instagram Photos

    I don’t think you ever appreciate good health until you are ill and you think ‘DAMN why did I take it for granted?!’ So yeah I am ill, I have been feeling blehhhhhhh since Friday evening, hence why I have been ultra quiet on my blog and social media. But I am going to take the time to whilst I am sat on the sofa feeling sorry for myself watching a Stacey Dooley documentary, to write some blog posts for the next few days.
    Everyone knows by now, from how much I complain on here and Instagram, how I have  MEGA love-hate deal with my photos. I get BORED V quickly and I just feel so crap about the way they look. My Instagram algorithm is pretty bad, but I don’t have the time to spend on it to improve it… if only the summer could come around quicker so I can….
    But for now I have started a new Instagram theme which for now I am using on my photos, and I have brought it into my blog photos too. I have been using a set filter on my photos, tweaking its strength on every photo so that it looks good, rather than too bold, and I am liking how colourful it makes my photos.
    I have been using the app VSCO CAM which is a photo editing app for your phone, or laptop which lets you use a range of filters and photo editing methods to  hence or improve your fab photos. I use it on my personal Instagram account and my blog one and I am *OBSESSED* with it.
    When I look at other bloggers Instagram feeds and fall in love, I find that they never say what they use on their photos, it might be so others don’t copy, but I wanted to share how I edit my photos and what filter I use because if it helps others then I am happy!
    So I take my photos using my Canon 1300D, and I have been using the standard 18-55mm lens but I now have a new 1.8f 28mm Lens which I am so excited to start using! Then I go onto Adobe Lightroom and start tweaking the photo. I don’t change it too much, I tend to turn the sharpness up fully, if the photo is looking a bit bland I will up the dehaze by about +10, brighten the photo by increasing the exposure by a very small amount and I will increase the shadows by about -10 too (if you want me to do a post about how to use Lightroom then let me know).
    I will export the photos for my post, and upload it too my Google Drive. I used to send them to myself over Facebook, however it reduces the quality of my photos SIGNIFICANTLY. I pop onto my phone, download the photos, and the use VSCO CAM.
    The filter I am using and loving, for all my photos at the moment is C1. This is a colourful, bold and bright filter with a pink tinge to it. I have a feeling it might be the filter Zoella uses to edit her vlog thumbnails, as it looks like it is… me and my eagle eye! So for photos that are darker, or are out and about shots I tend to use the filter at +10, or for flatlays and photos that have a white background I tend to stick to +6. I then go to the tinting tool and just add +1 of that to make the photo a bit more pinker, but only by a little bit so it doesn’t make the photo look too artificial.
    I am in that anxious stage where I have just started the theme and I really want to stick to it now, but I don’t think other people like it!!
    What do you think??
    How do you edit your Instagram photos??
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    1. 25/02/2018 / 5:49 pm

      This is insightful and gave me some ideas on how to edit my photos!

    2. missandrada
      25/02/2018 / 5:56 pm

      I have the same problem with the Facebook quality but sometimes google drive is super slow. What else have you tried? 🙂

      • 27/02/2018 / 3:00 pm

        Google drive is slower but I personally think its worth the quality!

    3. 25/02/2018 / 7:31 pm

      I love VSCO! It’s so easy to use. My instagram feed is far from what I want it to be. VSCO is for sure helping though!

    4. 25/02/2018 / 7:45 pm

      This is such a useful post, I am so primitive in comparison and just use the settings in Instagram! Although I have just added a ring light to help with close up shots x

      • 27/02/2018 / 2:59 pm

        The Instagram edit section is actually pretty good!

    5. 26/02/2018 / 12:23 am

      I love C1 but it’s so hard to keep up with because it doesn’t suit my skin tone around this time of year lol. Your feed looks so good right now though- I love!

    6. 27/02/2018 / 2:14 am

      Thank you for sharing! I treat every photo on my feed differently. Not big into using the same filter for each photo. I use VSCO, Snapseed, Colorstory, Facetune (for pimples), ClonePic (to remove people or unwanted objects from photos) and Preview to organize my grid. Love editing, such a creative process 💕

      • 27/02/2018 / 2:58 pm

        Ahh that’s cool! I have thought about using a preview app but I just tend to wing it!

    7. 27/02/2018 / 1:56 pm

      Grateful for this post! I needed help with editing! I’ve been using “InstaSize” which I love but isn’t great.

    8. 01/03/2018 / 9:10 pm

      Love this, your photos are amazing. Definitely going straight from here to follow your instagram. VSCO is definitely one of my go to’s. Have you ever used lightroom as well?

      • 02/03/2018 / 4:03 pm

        Yes lightroom is the main way I edit the basics of my photos!

    9. 08/03/2018 / 1:24 pm

      I generally steer clear of filters and explore the settings, you can do anything with a bit of time 😄

    10. 09/03/2018 / 6:33 am

      Got a follow from me!! I’d love a Lightroom post as well! I recently bought it a few months ago to build my photography business and it’s still very new and confusing to me!

      • 10/03/2018 / 10:25 am

        Thank you! Ahhh okay! Keep your eyes peeled I will do it this following week!

    11. 30/03/2018 / 4:46 pm

      I just use Instagram filters as they suit my photos as well as sometimes snapchat filters.😊

    12. marycuperr
      09/04/2018 / 7:05 am

      I also sometimes like to use LR to edit a photo! I liked this article
       http://weedit.photos/2017/using-lightroom-6-how-to-add-presets-to-lightroom/ How’s that for you?

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