over time, i have had a few people ask me how i edit my instagrams, and while there are days when just taking any photo and slapping a plain old instagram filter on it and sharing it is practically a miracle, i have developed a little process that i like to try and do as often as possible.
for whatever reason it makes me smile to scroll through and look at all those little moments all lined up and think i have a sort of uniform look.
my look is still evolving, mind you.
but this is what i have so far.
first i shoot in my regular i-phone camera.
second i take it to shakeitphoto.
shooting in this camera app is a little tricky because is crops for you, try it and see.
but, i like a challenge so sometimes i just shoot straight from this app.
when you are shooting in this app the camera frames as a rectangle, but you just have to know in your mind that only the middle square will show...crazy huh? i like it crazy!
i just play around in snapseed.
my favorite buttons to adjust with are tune image(for brightness), details (for clarity), and drama (for.....dramatics, which i love).
my favorites are valencia, sierra, nashville, and willow.
but i use um all!
so here is an example of my process in one photo:
step 1: regular camera
step 2: shakeitphoto
step 3: snapseed
(adjusted brightness in "tune image", sharpened in "details" and chose a bright filter in "drama")
step 4: instagram
(crop out the poloroid frame and add earlybird filter)
now that i look at it, i sorta wish i'd skipped the earlybird filter and left it with no instagram filter.
so, there you go.
i know half of you think that it's crazy to take four steps for an instagram.
but, it's just my deal i guess.
of course i don't ALWAYS do it.
and of course, if you try it, you should find your own style and favorites since the world would be boring if everyone followed the same 4 steps every time.
but i hope it inspired a little creativity today!