So, in this post, I’m going to be sharing you how I take and edit photos for Instagram. Stay still in your screens!
1. Taking the photo
I usually take several photos during shooting so I wouldn’t have to shoot every night.
I take inspirations from IG bookstagrammers like @pollyflorence and @stefiereads. They both have awesome IG feeds and are both really good at flat lay photography.
Next thing I do is to import the photo/s to VSCO.
2. Tuning the image
I usually lower the exposure so that the lighting isn’t that harsh. I mostly shoot at night in my room because I always have a busy morning.
Lowering the exposure gives that window-lighting feel to it 🙂
3. The Contrast
4. Cropping the image
5. Sharpening the image
I’m going for that grainy vintage feel to my photos so sharpening them can help give off that look 🙂
Although unlike the sharpen tool, clarity tool messes up with your exposure and contrast a little bit so I’m a little careful on this.
8. Skin Tone
If you slide it up to the left, these hues go to the shade of red.
It all depends on your preference but I like it my images smoother to the eye.
I go from 3-5% with the filter.
From the colors of your subject to the filter you’re using to the pattern of the images on the grid.
If you think about it, all IG feeds that are good to look at are the most thought out ones.
So that’s it for this week’s blog! I hope it was valuable for you. Until then, keep smiling!