Recap 2015 Day 6
Hi everyone, today its thoughts on Instagram photo Editing. Hmmm............ this has been the most difficult aspect of producing a decent photo shot since I started my Instagram page.
When I first started on Instagram during last summer I didn't know anything about editing a photo. I was taking photos and just publishing them "au natural". They didn't look too bad and I must admit didn't seem to affect the "likes" I recieved on a photo. However, that was during the summer when the light was good , the weather warmer and generally everything and everyone (including me) looked a lot better.
The Autumn and Winter of 2015 has been a different story. Extreme wet weather conditions forced me to take a lot of indoor shots in my hallway. The lighting was very tricky and most of the shots even with the lights on were very very dodgy. I starting editing these photos simply to lighten them up so you could see what was being featured.
I must say that they have worked very well. The common one that I use ( and I'm sure everyone on Instagram) is the editing feature on Instagram itself. Any editing app can be a bit daunting at first and again can be a "trial and error" process. A photographer friend of mine advised me to use the different features available by going to the extreme end of the editing capacity and then scaling back to whatever preferance you decide. For example light, saturation, colour etc. By tweaking these features and with a little patience you will be rewarded with a much brighter and better quality photo when the elements outside are against you.
My favourite editing apps at the moment are; Instagram, VSCO, Pic Collage and another one I found that I haven't actually featured on my page yet is Colour Effects.
This is a great fun app and seems to give the effect of a "colouring book". It allows you to "paint" or "colour in" parts of the photo with different colour wash effects. Striking if you want to do a monochrome background but want to "highlight" your subject.
Hope this post today was helpful. Please I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Talk tomorrow XXXX Violinkit