Hey guys! Today I decided to do a little bit of a How To tutorial on how I edit my Instagram photos. These photos go hand in hand with my blog photos as I often use the same process to edit my blog photos and then I also post my blog photos on my Instagram in order to promote my blog posts. I hope this is useful for you guys!
Let’s start with this photo I took in the middle of the day of a new eyeshadow palette I bought:
So as you can tell the photo is really, really dark and definitely needs sprucing up a bit. If you look at my Instagram you can tell I post according to a light and bright theme. All of my photos are light, maybe slightly overexposed, they have a bit of fade so the colours are very soft (nothing is high in contrast) and they also have a very slight filter on them which means that even if the colours are different from photo to photo they still relate to one another.
If you want your photos to look very organised I would suggest choosing a theme and sticking to it. This can be quite difficult as sometimes you’ll take a photo that looks beautiful but because it doesn’t fit in with your Instagram theme it won’t sit right on your feed and will stand out and throw the whole theme off. This is the downside of IG themes – they can be restricting. But I feel more drawn to Instagram’s with themes because I won’t get unexpected photos of things I don’t like and IG’s with themes appear more aesthetically pleasing when you look at the full account. My theme is light & soft. A lot of people place a theme on their content i.e only posting photos of make-up but because my blog and my life is a compilation of things I don’t restrict my theme and post all sorts. You decide how much you want to restrict yourself. Or don’t restrict yourself at all!
My first port of call to edit photos is Photoscape. This is a free, downloadable app that gives you a lot of creative control over your photos. You can edit brightness/contrast/crop/resize, add filters (there’s an option to buy more filters too), add emoji’s/ text etc.