The majority of my comments & DM's on all my socials are about my editing style. I feel like over the past year I have really found my style when it comes to taking photos, editing, and filming videos. In this post, I'm going to share some of my special tips for taking a cute photo + how I edit.
First off taking insta photos in public can be quite intimidating. People are usually staring or there is always someone in the background, but after doing this for a while I am now totally used to it.
I make sure I do 2 important steps that make my photos turn out cohesive. First I put together a cute outfit, and second I make sure my editing is the same. I don't really focus on location as much because the way I edit usually makes any background stand out.
TIP 1: It's All About Confidence.
Don't be scared of what others think of you, or if people are judging you. Just be yourself when looking at the camera and relax. Have a good time and be confident and express your personality.
TIP 2: Cute Outfits Are Always A Good Idea
When taking photos I don't really focus on the location as much, but instead, I put more time into my outfit. Here are some of my fav outfits I took photos in.
TIP 3: Know Your Camera Angle
Some people like the camera angle higher angle and some like lower. Learn the angles with your camera it makes a difference. Personally I am literally 5’2ft and I like my angles lower so it doesn't look overpowering and I like the look it gives. Play around with angles and see what's more your style.
TIP 4: Camera Gear
You don't need the most expensive camera to take awesome photos. Yes, when I first started Instagram I did use an expensive camera, but then I found it to be intimidating to relax in front of it and be myself. So then I just switched to my phone (google pixel 2) which almost has the same quality as my camera. For starting out I would just use your phone.
SHOP MY FAV CAMERAS
TIP 5: Relax and Have Fun
When I first started out I was so stressed and wanted each pic to be perfect. If it wasn't I got really frustrated. This whole process really ruined the whole idea of taking photos which is suppose to be fun. Now when I take photos I'm much more chill and understand that nothing in life is perfect. I usually spend 5-15 min of an outfit pic, but a year ago it would be 30 mins. Just remember to enjoy and have fun and you’ll create a great photo.
STEP 1: Software
When starting off I wouldn't recommend spending money on big softwares for editing. I would just use mobile apps like VSCO or Snap Seed. I used to use that software and they worked perfectly fine.
Now I use Lightroom, which I'm literally obsessed with.
STEP 2: Filters
I use some parts of this preset from http://www.stilettobeats.com and I use the preset in Joshua tree. I change up a lot of the attributes from the filter.
I usually play around with the color, but I use the preset as a base.
STEP 3: Effects
If you look at my photos you will notice a little grain effect. I get that effect when using the app Picfx.
SHOP MY OUTFITS
So that's it for this blog post. Comment down below if you want me to do an in-depth video on how I edit.