I love these kinds of posts – I always pick up so many fun tips or things I’d never tried before from these so I thought I’d try my hand at making my own. I’m by no means any expert in editing; I don’t have photoshop or anything, but I think that I can make my photos look a lot brighter, cleaner and vibrant than they did originally, so I thought I’d share how I get this result!
Firstly, it’s so important to take your photos in bright, natural light to get the best results. I know that in the UK, finding a day with good natural light can be difficult but try taking pictures between 10am and 3pm, early morning and late afternoon light can be the dodgiest. I take all my photos on our bed because it’s right in front of a huge window which gets such great afternoon light.
I then upload my photos to my laptop, choose the best ones and airdrop them to my phone which is where I edit them. I used to use VSCO, but I now use ColourStory. I much prefer it – I love the way in which you adjust brightness! I got the results of the above photo with just 3 easy steps!
Firstly, I add the filter ‘Pop’ and adjust it; there’s no exact way I adjust it each time, I just slide it until it looks perfect! Pop is better on brighter photos: if you’re looking to brighten up a darker photo then I use the filter Everyday.
Next, I adjust the brightness in the ‘curves’ setting, adjusting it again to taste. As you can see, this photo was already quite bright so I only had to adjust it a little bit! I love this setting on ColourStory because it’s so visual – and you can make the smallest adjustments!
Finally, I up the clarity a little bit if I feel like it’s needed. It just helps add a bit of definition. And then finally, I save the photo, airdrop it back to my laptop and add it to a blog post! I also save the steps on ColourStory and create my own filter called ‘Blog’, so that I don’t have to go through all these steps every time!
I love the way I’ve been editing my blog photos at the moment. I don’t like to toot my own horn or anything, but I feel like I’m making my photos look really lovely and attractive, and I’m so glad that I’ve found this style of editing: it makes a lovely Instagram theme as well!
How do you edit your photos? Let me know in the comments!