Photos, we all love them and we all have a device that can take them so I am going to tell you all how I make the most out of pictures.
First of all I’m not a filter girl, I see them on some Instagram accounts and they look amazing and make a grid really stand out with continuity but with others they distort the picture and make it go a little fuzzy.
When I first started on Instagram I didn’t have a clue, looking back at my first photos I didn’t look into a photo and how it looked quality wise or if it was at an angle. Now I find myself getting more familiar with what I like and what I don’t like. In 6 months time this post may be completely irrelevant and I have moved onto a different style/ app / camera.
Any instagram photos I have taken have only been with my iPhone 6 nothing fancy, however I am lusting after an olympus pen … some day!!!
1. The first thing I do when going to take a photo is check the light, if it’s a yellow tone the photo won’t be taken, simple as. Daylight is best or else I sometimes get my ring light out if I’m doing a flat lay or the like.2. Next tip is to put your phone onto square setting. The reason for this is, if I took a photo of a killer outfit in the normal photo setting it means I would have to either cut out those expensive shoes in the picture or else have a white boarder around the shot which doesn’t go with your grid! Putting the square setting on saves the day!!
3. I have recently downloaded the app Facetune. Now this is a little controversial, but I have just started to edit my make up pictures, the main thing I found was when I took my photos they were blurred and not as defined as they were in real life… this app makes it look like real life. Black liner goes from a charcoal grey to an intense noir. The white back round goes from beige to clean and crisp. It doesn’t affect the work I have done it just brings the photo to life.4. Facetune also has an amazing setting called patch! If there is something in your background you don’t want to be there you can simply patch it in. The example below shows me posing in the Game of Thrones thriving location ‘The Dark Hedges’ now this is quite the tourist spot, so to get a photo without a tourist bus or a crowd of people behind you is a tricky task so using the feature patch I was easily able to edited them out. No need for photoshop when you’ve got Facetune!
These are my top things I do to get that perfect instagrammable photo… well until I get my hands on that Olympus pen, apparently it does it all for you at the press of a button.
Until the next post,