Today I’m sharing how I edit my Instagram photos to get them all to fit my theme. I try to keep all my photos to a very neutral theme with pops of colour in there too so it’s not dull to look at. Each photo also has a border on to give a more put together look to my feed.
TAKING THE PHOTOS
To take my Instagram photos I usually just use my Iphone 6 on the square mode, then I know exactly what will be visible in the Instsgram post rather than cropping it later. Occasionally I will use my Canon EOS 600D, but not often as I prefer to take them in the square and I find that the iPhone 6’s quality isn’t massively worse so it’s just less time consuming to use that.
I also use two pieces of wood flooring as a background for my flat lay images which helps to keep my theme together and keep a repeat background throughout my posts. As for other photos I try to get a white background as much as I can or I stick to greys and quite bright lighting to keep the intense exposure within my theme.
EDITING THE PHOTOS
My main aim of editing is to add brightness and sharpness to the images, to make colours pop I take colour away from the background which emphasises the colour of my subject more as well as keeps my bright background aim for my theme.
I don’t like to over edit shots, especially product shots as I like to keep them looking true to the shade/tone they are in real life.
The first app I use to edit is FaceTune, in this app I use the whitening tool on the whole image just so I know I’ve not missed any areas, then I’ll go in and erase the parts I want to leave such as skin, products, pops of colour, etc… Then if necessary I take the Details tool and go over any spots I want to sharpen which isn’t often a lot, I tend to use it on things like mascara wands or details on clothing just to bring them forward and make sure they are visible in the photo.
I then save that image and move onto Instasize, where I very occasionally add the Oak Filter and reduce it down to below 50% so that it doesn’t overly affect the colouring, then go in and add the white border to 10.
That is everything I do to edit the photos themselves but I also use an app called UNUM which holds your photos and you can re-arrange your unposted photos to plan your theme out to see which order suits best. I also use this as a way to keep all my edited photos that are ready to post all in one place as you can post them directly onto Intsagram through the app.
That is all I ever do to my Instagram posts to keep my photos looking as put together as I can!
See you soon! B x