15 March 2015

How I Edit My Instagram Photos // PHOTOGRAPHY

I did a post a week and a half ago about "DSLR basics", which seemed to go down really well, so I thought I'd do another photography tip related post, this time about Instagram! Since the start of this year I've been really trying to keep to a theme on my Instagram account, which is bright photos with a white background (most of the time)!

I'd say that it's working out quite well as I currently have 524 followers, compared to the 348 I had two months ago. I know that this may not seem like a huge amount, however I had gained that 348 over about two years of using Instagram, so to gain 176 more followers over two months I'd say I'm quite happy with! I've also had a few people asking me recently how I edit my Instagram photos, which is exactly what I'm going to talk about today.

I take pretty much all of my Instagram photos using my iPhone 6 because the camera really is amazing! I will occasionally use my Canon 600D, however if those need editing I use the same process as I do when I edit my blog photography (which is a post I am going to do in the future). Using my phone to do all the taking and editing of Instagram photos is just far more convenient and quicker too, hence why I use that! 

For taking my photos I use a piece of white paper, as this is an easy and quick thing to do! I just snap my photo, then usually want to increase the brightness, so I then import the image the app Snapseed. To brighten it I use the "tune image" section and swipe left, until it's at the level of brightness I'd like!

I rarely use filters, as I prefer to just make the image brighter and leave it at that, however if I want to I usually use the VSCO Cam app! This is great because there are lots of filters, and you can alter the level of them.

I prefer not to have my Instagram photos in the regular square shape, so once I've finished editing the photo and it's in a rectangle shape, I go onto the Squaready app! This adds a white boarder onto two sides, turning the image into a square! Hopefully that makes some sort of sense, but if not have a look at my Instagram and you'll see what I mean. Once I've used those apps, I just upload the finished image to Instagram!

I hope that you liked this post and found it useful! I'd love to know what your favourite Instagram accounts are and if you use any of the three editing apps that I do.

What is your Instagram?


  1. Great post! :) I don't know where I'm going with Instagram, I spend way more time liking photos than I actually do uploading *sighs* haha :) although my followers have definitely increased this year x


  2. This sounds like a great app and I've been trying hard to upload more on there and I like the brightness filter more but I used to be all about heavy filters.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  3. My instagram handle is @ariannecruz07, same as my Twitter handle :) I'm still working on making it better, though I don't really have an app specifically for editing... I just use whatever instagram have...


  4. Really nice post! :) I will try snapseed and VSCOcam. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  5. Happy that I found your blog! Really like it!
    It’s so beautiful!

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    Diana Cloudlet

  6. I never even thought of using white paper I am such a dunce when it comes to instagram really i just snap with my phone and upload I really need to give it more time and care xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  7. Plenty of apps for me to download here :) I always take photos on my actual camera then I can access them via the Cloud to upload to Instagram xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  8. I have found this post really useful as I am always looking for new apps to help edit my Insta pics. My username is oh__style x

  9. Great tips - I don't know why I didn't think of just using white paper!! Your photos are lovely.
    Laura x FloraLoo Two

  10. VSCO is my absolute fave! Makes all my images ten times better xx

    Halcyon Velvet

  11. Great post!


  12. VSCO is one of my favourite apps to use for editing my photos for instagram :) x


  13. Great tips! I use the camera on my iPhone 5S and an app called Afterglow to edit the pictures. My instagram is @amydeverson. Thanks for sharing! :) x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

  14. Lovely post which lead me to find your instagram, i love that too!!

    Ruth | itsaruththing.blogspot.co.uk :-) x

  15. Great tips in this post for achieving lovely Instagram photos, thanks for sharing!


  16. Great tips! I'm always looking for ways to improve upon my photography as I feel is it something that often lets me down! xx


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