I’ve had a few comments over time about my pictures and how I edit them. Since I never really talk about this, I decided it was time to put together a blog post about this.

So today I’ll be showing you, step-by-step, how I edit all of my pictures. Please keep in mind: I use this method for indoors pictures, outdoors stuff takes more effort to make it match my Instagram feed!
Here we go…

The first step after taking 500 pictures is to choose the best one to start editing it. For this post, I went with a picture of my new cactus because I’m very excited about it 🌵
This is what it looked like before I made any changes ⇡
As you can probably tell, it’s a bit foggy, so I tried to fix that to the best of my ability

 

This is the folder that contains all of my picture-and-Instagram-related apps 📷 The ones I use the most are Afterlight (0,99€) and VSCO (free)!

 

    

The first thing I do is open up Afterlight and add a dusty filter. I usually use number 11. I bought the app specifically for these filters and it was so worth it ♡

 

  

Depending on the picture, I might add a second dusty filter, as I did with this one. My second favorite is number 12!
After I’m done with this app, that is what the picture looks like (on the right).

 

   

Next, I open up VSCO and upload the picture. My first step on VSCO is to apply a filter — most of the time, I use A6. I tone it down a bit, or not, depending on the picture.

 

   
After the filter is applied, I basically start messing around with all the different tools until the picture looks how I wanted it to.
This changes from picture to picture, but for this one I started by adjusting the exposure and clarity.
 

   

My last step usually consists of turning down the saturation a bit, as well as adding grain – what can I say, I love an old-looking photograph 🕰

 

  

Et voilà! The picture is finally Instagram ready 🙌🏼

I really hope you enjoyed this post and that it helps you in some way. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments down below!


Thank you so much for reading,
I’ll see you in my next post ♡

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