Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How I Edit My Instagram Pictures

Hey everyone! Who doesn't love a good Instagram feed, amirite? Ever since I started my blog, I wanted to have a nice feed that expressed what my blog was about. It wasn't until now that I feel like my feed looks nice and represents Lots of Lys. Here's a picture of it (follow me @lotsoflys):


Step 1: Taking the Picture
I take most of my Instagram pictures on my iPhone 6, unless it's a picture from a blog post. If it's from a blog post, then I used my DSLR camera, which is a Nikon d3200. If I take the picture on my phone then I try to take it on "square' mode, unless I forget. It's super important to take multiple shots in case the first one doesn't turn out well (it almost never does). 

Step 2: Editing
I only use VSCO Cam for editing my pictures. I have gone through various filters and tools, but I have figured out my "signature edit":  +1 the Exposure, +1 the Contrast and +1 the Temperature. Here's the difference between the pictures, and after I cropped a few. 




After I edit, I save it to my camera roll and usually "test post" on Instagram (post to see how it looks with my other pictures and then delete really quickly). If it looks good then I come up with a caption and post!

How do you edit your Instagram pics?
xoxo,
Alyssa

4 comments:

  1. That's how I edit mine! I use Aviary to edit as well. Just started using visco cam and like it so far! I totally get what you mean about how everything looks together. Not really loving mine right now, but I'm hoping to turn it around soon!

    Elly

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    1. No way! So cool. I've used aviary in the past, but just prefer VSCO overall. Thanks for reading!

      xoxo,
      Alyssa

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  2. One thing you can do to avoid having to delete on Instagram, organize your feed in your VSCO library! It's super easy to move things around and reorder them so you can see how everything looks without having to worry about it being seen before you actually want to Insta :)

    Carly June | Cinciprep.com

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    1. Good idea Carly! I'm definitely going to do this!

      xoxo,
      Alyssa

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