How to edit your Instagram photos like a pro? Have no fear, it is simple and easy!
I often get compliments about my Instagram account. A few followers have asked how I get my photos to “pop”. I like to think it’s the cute little assholes making my Instagram “POP” but it also has to do with my editing style. I am a bright and cheerful person and I expect my photos to be as well. It’s a story of my life so why not make them exactly like me.
I personally like a lot of color in my photos, bright images with lots of smiling faces. I am also a sucker for black and white but I will rarely do a black and white photo. Here is an example of my Instagram feed.
How to edit your Instagram photos like a pro? First, go check out my post 6 tips on Taking Beautiful Instagram Photos in that post it will give you some tips in regards to shooting your photo. Follow those steps when actually taking your picture. Remember, editing is only the final step in creating a great image. If you photograph a picture and it looks shitty, editing CANNOT save you! Be sure to go check out that Blog Post
Take your photo. Sometimes people take their photos with an awesome expensive camera but 7 out of 10 times they’re shooting with their smartphones. No shame in that, I do it all the time and I have a really nice “real” camera. It is simply just easier to take out my phone rather than my huge camera. (Canon 5D mark iii)
Edit your photo. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT throw an Instagram filter on your photo and call it good. For shit sakes, DON’T DO IT! There are a lot of awesome editing apps out there you can use. I personally use and love Pic.Tap.Go. It is easy to use and quick. It is only $1.99 so that is a total plus. Almost free! They have way better filters than Instagrams’ but you can also do it yourself. I personally love to combo “Lights On’ (it brightens my images) and “Crispy” (to make it crisp and pop). Download that app asap
Upload your photo to Instagram. Before I push post I always hit “Edit” and continue with my image in there. I really love Instagrams’ Sharpen feature. I crank that crap up so my photo looks crisp and clean. Once you do all of that hit Post!
Take a breather and watch all the awesome comments flood to your amazing photo. If you do these steps you will be editing your Instagram photos like a pro in no time!