While my strength may not lie in photography, I’ve learned some quick and easy techniques to enhance my photos and achieve that pretty, cohesive Instagram feed! Not everyone has a desire to learn how to use Photoshop, so I wanted to share my favorite editing apps and techniques with y’all, as well as provide some resources for phone-only edits. 🙂
I like the look of cohesive instagram pages. I’ve always tried to achieve but could never match my photographs to my theme.
I remember coming across an insta story from a former Miss California / mommy blogger that I love – Raquel Dorsey – and she was showing how she edited some photos of her sons using phone apps. When I clicked over to where she linked it, I found an amazing Tuesday Tutorial from these talented women: Nicole Digiacobbe and Kim Watson. Every Tuesday, they do tutorials under the hashtag #THEDITROOM (one E) and I am addicted.
With that being said, I encourage you all to subscribe to their newsletters so you can see their tutorial series! All of their edits are done on their phones. I was always big into Photoshop, so I would always go in and touch up my images there – but now I don’t have to!
My Favorite Editing Apps:
- Adobe Lightroom
Very rarely do I ever find myself going back to Photoshop to edit insta pics. The only time I really do is to do some touch ups for client photos. Now, I heavily rely on the Adobe Lightroom app (I used to just use it on the computer) and Snapseed! The exposure and color tools on Lightroom are literal gold.
Here are some examples of photos I’ve re-touched.
Quick Tips to Achieve White, Bright and Airy Photos:
- Increase the exposure, but don’t overexpose
- Curves! Make use of them
- Decrease the yellow
- You were given a healing tool. Use it! 😉
While I do enjoy what I’ve been able to do with said apps, I’m not extremely knowledgable on how to use them. With that being said, I’m going to direct you to the experts so you can learn exactly how to achieve those gorgeous, bright photos! Head over to their IG’s now to learn how.
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**Disclaimer – because people can be overly sensitive: I am discussing curated content. Since it’s curated, yes, I spend time to edit my photos. In no way should you feel like you have to completely change yourself for social media. This is simply for content purposes only. Any pictures I post of myself are usually unedited, aside from minor blemishes and lighting.