Happy weekend friends! As many of you know Instagram is my favorite social media site, and over the past few months I’ve been posting more regularly. I wrote a post all about how I take my Instagram photos, and I thought I would share with you my process of editing them. I like to keep it very simple and easy, so here is a look at how I edit my Instagram photos!
I use VSCO cam to edit my photos. I have been using this app for over a year now after switching from Afterlight. I love using VSCO cam to edit my photos because it’s extremely easy, has a variety of tools to choose from, and I can see how my photos are going to look on my Instagram feed. Side note- I still haven’t updated my app since they changed the layout, so that is why I can still see it as how my feed would look.
Although I have switched between many filter over the year I’ve been using VSCO, the filter I now only use for my photos is F2. I love how it’s not too overpowering of a filter but still gives a nice effect. I usually turn down the filter to 8 or 9 (75-85 now with the new update) and brighten my photos at least 1 (5-10 with the new update). You can also buy extra filter collections (which I have done), but if you’re just starting out with VSCO I would recommend using the free ones they give you. They do have a few free collections you can download as well, so I would just play around and find a filter you like! If you are going to buy a collection I would recommend the S-bright and clean one.
I thought I would show you how I edited one of my most recent Instagram photos above. I took the photo using my Canon T3i with my 18-55mm lens. I then uploaded it to the VSCO app and used the F2 filter, which I brought down to 8 (66 with new update). I next brought the exposure up to 3 (50 with new update), cropped it to a square, and uploaded it to Instagram!