My non-blogger friends think I'm crazy the way I go above and beyond for my Instagram photos. While most people snap from their phones and upload onto their feed, I have an entire process that involves computer editing (shout out to my blogger friends who are in the same boat!) If you are a beginner photographer and what to up your Instagram game, here are a few tips on editing that I'm happy to share with you:
- Take the photos with a quality camera and edit them on a computer first: I use a Samsung NX1100 and it takes very decent quality photos. It came with Photoshop Lightroom which I use to fix the lighting, add sharpness and vibrancy, etc. You don't necessarily need Photoshop though, I also happen to use Picmonkey a lot (and it's free!)
- Email it to yourself: I send the edited photo to my email. I'm sure there are other ways to get that photo to my phone but this is the best way I know how. If you have a better way, though, I'd love to hear it!
- Open up A Color Story app: I used to use VSCO but I've recently discovered A Color Story and it's been a game changer! They not only give you filters to use, but also effects like adding sunflares and bokeh! It's quite beautiful and it's free to download!
- Post on Insta: That's it! Easy enough, right?
Do you have any tips on Instagram editing? Share them in the comments below!