I have been using Instagram for the longest time, and I think I am included in the first few people who are called “early adopters” of the App. Before it was used mainly for capturing everyday photos and just a sort of visual diary of people and then fast forward to 2018, The app had grown into a massive photo sharing with over 200 Million users. The app now evolve to a whole new level and it made people addicted to this photo sharing app. A lot of people made lots money just by sharing photos of their travels, their lifestyle and of course their face and It made social media a niche in our everyday lives.
A lot of people from all over the world including myself have taken advantage of Instagram to showcase what they love to do. As for me I love taking photos and I love sharing all my adventures from lifestyle to all my travels and curate my photos in such a way that it pleasing to people who will view it.
So for this blog, I want to share on how I edit my Photos, and I hope that I will be able to extend the little help on those people who wants to start curating their Instagram photos for whatever personal reasons they have. I will also share some of my favorite editing apps so you have an idea on what to download before starting your Instagram curation.
So lets start…
This is VSCO app, My absolute favorite editing app, This is available on IOS and Android smartphones. There are tons of Presets that you can choose from and everything is absolutely beautiful. Sometimes I am overwhelmed on what particular preset I am going to use because there are so many beautiful presets.
These are some of my favorite presets.
When you launched the app, this is how it looks like. You will have the Studio, where in you will see your imported photos. When you tap on the Studio you will have the option to filter photos to your liking.
Choose the photo you want to edit by tapping the image twice.
Then It will launch the image in full photo image, in this screenshot you will also see the geotag and date. Now you can start editing by tapping the “tuner icon” on the low left part of the app. and you will see below the presets and a preview on how they will look like.
Select the presets you like by tapping the images, its up to you but make sure that you stick to the preset whenever you are editing so that your Instagram feed will have uniformity
After that, What I do is to adjust the exposure to make it more lively, this is very tricky because this is dependent on what mood you want to show in your Instagram feed. As for me I want my feed to be bright subtle and simple edit. It really goes down to what you prefer.
I will adjust the contrast of the photo too, Contrast is the luminosity of the image. It makes the image pop or de-pop (if there is a word)
and then if there is a need straighten the image you can do so.
I also adjust the Skew of the Image.
I also use sharpen very often, as I want my image to really look appealing.
Again, this type of editing is subjective, it really depends on your preference, I want subtle colors so I adjusted the Saturation of the colors.
I also Adjusted the Temperature in order for me to achieve the mood that I was looking for.
Then Voila, The Finish product.
This is the side by side comparison of the edit.
VSCO Edited Raw File
And then if you want to save your edits for the next photo you can do it here, by tapping on Recipes, what it do is save the edits you made on the present photo and then when you need to edit you other photos you just need to click the recipes you made. It will save you time and your photos will have consistency.
And then after that I saved on my VSCO Album so I will know how It will look like on the feed and then transport it to Instagram by tapping the share icon.
These are some of my favorite editing apps that you can draw inspiration from. Have fun editing and comment below on your how you did with your editing, show it to me send me your instagram handles.
Thank you for reading my very first blog tutorials. more to come I hope. If you have any suggestions to make this an awesome read for you guys comment down below.