Today I am going to talk about how I take and edit my Instagram photos’s. I spend a lot of time taking my photo’s because I will not stop until I am completely happy with how they look. This could mean taking the same photo 100 times and still ending up with no photo, but in contrast to this sometimes on 2 photos are taken. As you can tell not every photo that I take ends up in my Instagram.
How I Take The Photos
In order to take Instagram pictures, I first open up all of the blinds in my bedroom. This is to make sure the the photo has enough natural lighting to not look too yellow and fake. Once i have plenty of natural light coming in I grab a few items from my room that I want to photograph. These items can range from a pencil case full of colouring pencils to a bag full of makeup products, it depends on the day. Once I have gathered all of the items I want to be in the photos I organise where the photo will be taken. All of my Instagram photos are taken on my bed with either a white sheet or comforter as a back drop. I then arrange the items that I gathered earlier into a flat lay photo. Most of the times i find that the items do not work together by themselves so I add a book or a bag to the background to tie the items together.
How I Edit The Photos
Once I have taken the photos, I use an app called VSCO (Perviously known as VSCO cam) to edit my photos. I upload all of my photos to the VSCO library and then edit them as i want to post them. Most of my photos are not overly edited. When I am editing pictures I use the F2 filter at about 100% strength, I then slightly up the brightness to +2. I also increase the contrast to +3 and that is it, the photo is ready to be posted.
Some of my Instagram Photos