Today I’m going to show you how I edit both my Instagram and blog photos!
First, I’ll show you my camera!
This is a Canon 20D, which is quite old, but very good nonetheless. It is a DSLR, which is very helpful when it comes to photo quality. I now look back at my Instagram, when I used to use my phone for pictures and Instagram for editing, and cringe a lot. Here’s a recent Instagram photo:
And here’s an old one:
So there is a big difference, but in all fairness, this old picture is one of the worse ones. A better one is:
Okay! Let’s get on with the editing!
- Step 1: Take a picture. I’m usually going to want a picture to edit if I’m going to edit a picture 😂. Here’s an example of the unedited picture (not the masterpiece):
- Step 2: I upload my pictures into PicMonkey. I use the free version, which works just as well as the premium version.
- Step 3 (PicMonkey): Cropping and sharpness. This is all about playing around with what looks good and what doesn’t.
- Step 4 (PicMonkey): Exposure and colors. Again, whatever looks good with my picture is what I just go with.
- Step 5: I save my photo(s) and message them to myself, and from there I can access them on my phone, where I use VSCO to edit more.
- I then either post it on Instagram or put on my blog! Usually if I’m posting it on my blog if it hasn’t been on Instagram, I don’t use VSCO.
There you have it! That’s how I edit my photos! P.S. Sometimes I do the tiny watermarked “@thebookllama” in my photos, but I usually forget! 😂😂 BTW my Instagram is @thebookllama. I suppose I give credit to PicMonkey and VSCO for most of the screenshots I used on this post! Also, this is post 50 on thebookllama, so THANK YOU GUYS FOR HELPING AND INSPIRING ME TO KEEP ON GOING!!!