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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