This is a question I get almost every single day, how to edit your Instagram photos like a blogger? This question is actually really vague as many bloggers have differing styles or themes in which they want their profile to follow. Therefore, the way they edit their photos will be different. However, in this blog post I’m going to tell you guys how to edit your photo’s like a blogger such as myself.
First off, before we start editing our photos it’s important to note that good editing is only 50% of what in turn creates a great photo. Taking a high quality photo is a very important aspect, taking into consideration the lighting, camera quality and framing of the photo. I use a Canon Powershot SX420 which has a 20 mp camera and zoom bridge (this can be found at Argos at the moment on offer for just £129.99). The camera takes great quality photos and can easily transfer the photos to your phone to upload to Instagram in seconds. It’s the perfect camera for beginner bloggers and even those who have been doing it for sometime.
So onto the editing. As you can see from the three photos featured, I like to keep my feed crisp, with a hint of white throughout. The first thing I do after taking the photo is upload the photo to the app ‘VSCO’. VSCO is a great app with hundreds of filters that can alter the vibe of a photo easily. The filter that I use frequently is titled ‘04‘. After selecting the filter I make sure that it’s not fully taking over the photo and bring it down to about 3.5-4. On VSCO I also make sure the contrast is taken up slightly and also the brightness. After doing this, I save the newly edited image and upload it the second app, part of the editing process ‘Facetune’. Facetune is the app used to take away any imperfections from the photo and also altering the image to gain that crisp, white look.
The crisp, white look is gained from using the ‘Whitening‘ feature on Facetune. Going over the parts of the photo you want to seem whiter enables the focus of the photo (usually you or the product) to be put into the forefront of the photo. After whitening the background of the photo slightly, I then use the ‘Smooth‘ feature to go over any blemishes or imperfections such as spots etc. The final thing I do on Facetune is use the ‘Vibrance‘ feature to go over myself to give myself a ‘tan’ look, which in turn makes the colour of the clothing I’m wearing seem brighter too.
Finally, after opening the editing photo in Instagram, I like to tweak the brightness and add some extra sharpness to make the photo standout more. Then I upload and… done! I hope you liked this tutorial and some of the photos featured! If you’d like to see more outfits that I’ve worn previously check out my ‘Summer Holiday Outfit Planning’ blog post here!