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How I edit my photos.

A lot of you have been asking what filter I use on my Instagram and how I edit my pictures, so I'm going to talk you through, step by step, my routine on how I get a picture Insta worthy!

Before I start let me tell you this isn't a fool proof way of editing pictures, finding the right style of edit to fit your feed takes time and a lot of time and navigating, (and also a lot of filling my phone camera roll with a million of the same image before getting to edit I wanted!). So I'd say to play around with some pictures using the VSCO app filters first and see what colour theme you want before anything else!


So lets get to the good stuff...


The main apps I use to edit are, AirBrush, Snapseed, Facetune, and VSCO.


You can download all of these from your phone on the app store, no laptop needed to edit!

Lets take this unedited image for example..




I will first go onto Airbrush and whiten the background. I do this on all my images to keep the same look running through my feed which I think makes it look cleaner with muted colours.



Then I'll go onto VSCO and upload my whitened image.



With VSCO this is great to find a particular preset filter that you can use over and over again on all of your images if you want to have a clear colour tone on your feed. Some of them are free and others you have to pay about $2.99 for but its so worth it as they are incredible filters, and you can find one thats original to you!!


I use preset filter, C4 on all of my images, and always like to select the density of the filter to be between 5 and 8.5 on the filter gage. (You'll know what I mean when you use it!)



I then select the edit button, and tweak the 'sharpen' and 'clarity' options to make the image appear more detailed. Then when I'm happy with it just save it to camera roll and upload! I never use the edits and filters on Instagram as I prefer to save everything to my camera roll to compare what it will look like on my feed.