Posting flawlessly edited Instagram photos is no longer a secret process reserved only for professional photographers and bloggers!! So I thought I would share a detailed post about my photo editing process.
But the most important thing to keep in mind is this : There is no recipe for the perfect Instagram photo. But if there’s one element that matters the most, it’s having great light.
In this post I’ll walk you through each step of the editing process I go through on my phone.
Lighting! Like I said, try to find the best daylight or interesting light to shoot your photo.
Choose your apps wisely. Not all free apps are good. Some of the apps I use are paid. These are the miracle workers of photo editing apps :
Step #3 :
Photoshop THAT face. No! I’m kidding! Facetune is the app I use to give an extra touch to my contouring, smooth my hair, or hide annoying pimples. But please don’t go overboard! You still need to be recognizable. Be yourself.
The option « Smooth » helps you to hide to skin imperfections.
The option « Details » helps you to give the extra kick to your photos.
Step #4 :
Choose the right filter. I mostly use A5, A6 and J5 (paid and my fave one). But find the filter that works best for your style!
Step #5 :
Snapseed is my all-time favorite app, because it helps you manipulate the photo however you want it to be.
Go the the « TOOLS », use « Tune Image » to adjust your brightness, contrast, saturation and ambiance.
Then go to the option « Details » to adjust the structure and the sharpening of your picture.
I’m sure you’ve seen my photos where the background is white/grey, so I thought I would explain how I achieve this effect. I stopped using this editing technique because everyone was doing the same thing, and I think it’s more important to be yourself than to look like other popular Instagrammers. But to achieve this style, use « Selective » where you can select what area you want to turn white/grey and go to « saturation » and just adjust it to the lowest saturation.
Step #6 :
I always like when my photos have a slight grainy touch to them. For that effect,I use the app « Afterlight ». The grain I use is always on 62 and it doesn’t look too overly edited.
I really hope that with this blogpost I could answer all your questions and feel free to use the hashtag #chevelurenoire to show me your creations