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HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

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I did one of these posts about 18 months ago, but I like to think my Instagram looks slightly cuter now, and also a few of you requested it, SO HI.

As a lot of you know, I do all my Insta editing in an app called VSCOcam, which is free to download, and has 7256348757 different filters – some of which are free and some of which cost money.

And I mean I don’t want to over-excite you too much, but all the ones I use are free. More money for half price wine down Tesco Express y’know.

VSCOcam is also a great place to see what your images will look like in the ol’ grid, before you actually publish it over on Insta. So you can make sure your colours look babin’ next to each other and you haven’t accidentally published three selfies in a row or something equally dramatic.

So before I share all my filter and editing secrets – here’s a few things I do with my own Insta account.

Number one, I changed it to a business account so that I could see when my audience was most engaged -which means I usually publish my Insta snaps at lunchtime or from 5pm onwards.

Number two, about 97% of my photos are taken during daylight hours because trying to edit a night time photo to look cute and bright is a freakin’ nightmare.

And number three, I pretty much just use my iPhone 7 camera where I can, rather than my Olympus Pen epl-7, because I much prefer uploading little snippets of my day to my account, rather than glossy snaps from blog photography sessions.

(Although sometimes I’m at home with no make-up on, feeling like a zombie and so then LOLZ, gonna upload a snazzy outfit photo from the day before).

Anyway, here’s how I edit…

 

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

OOTD1

A5 filter +8 | Exposure + 1 | Contrast + 1 | Sharpen + 2 | Shadow + 1

 

OOTD3

A5 filter + 6 | Exposure + 2 | Contrast + 1 | Sharpen + 3 | Temperature + 2

 

OOTD4

A5 filter + 8 | Contrast + 2 | Sharpen + 4 | Shadows + 4

SELFIES

SELFIE2

A5 filter + 9 | Exposure + 1 | Sharpen + 4

SELFIE1

A5 filter + 10 | Exposure + 1 | Contast + 1 | Sharpen + 1 | Shadows + 1

 

FLAT LAYS

FLATLAY2

A5 filter +8 | Exposure + 2 | Contrast + 2 | Sharpen + 4 | Shadows + 2

 

FLATLAY3

A5 filter +9 |  Exposure + 4 | Contrast + 3 | Sharpen + 5 | Shadows + 2

 

BAD LIGHTING

LUGTING1

A5 filter +11 | Exposure + 2 | Contrast + 2 | Sharpen + 3 | Shadows + 2

 

LIGHTING1

A5 filter + 9 | Exposure + 3 | Contrast + 2 | Sharpen +3 | Shadows + 2 | Temperature – 3

 

Hope this post helped anyone trying to up their Insta editing game. I sometimes tend to add a little extra brightness in Instagram just before I upload, and also sometimes go absolutely freakin’ cray and use the HB1 filter. Woah, slow down Hannah.

What are your fave VSCO filters? Or do you have another fave editing app?

 

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