All posts tagged: Tutorials

Make Your Photos Look Professional – With Just One Edit!

In today’s world of filtering and FaceTune, sometimes we forget there are other edits we can do to make our photos look great. One of my favorite edits to make is to adjust the curves of my photos. Follow this tutorial to find out how! Now, this is my “before” picture – no editing, no touch-ups, straight from my iPhone. It’s fine – decent lighting, fine contrast. Nothing special. But, admittedly, it could be a lot more impressive. Step 1 Download the app “A Color Story” from the app store. There are likely other apps that have the capability to do what we’ll be using this one for, but this is what I typically use. Step 2 Open the app and select your original photo. In this first screen you have the option to crop, tilt, etc. so adjust your horizon line if needed and click Continue. Step 3 This is the main screen of the app. In the toolbar at the bottom, select Tools. Step 4 Since we’ve already cropped and/or tilted the horizon …

How I Edit My Instagram Photos

People often ask me, “How do you edit your Instagram photos?” Now, I’m by no means Instagram famous – I only have about 5,000 followers and I don’t think the photos I post are anything spectacular, but I do keep a pretty consistent theme. First of all, let me say that I edit my photography differently than the photos I post on Instagram. When I use my Canon digital SLR, I edit those photos on my laptop on Photoshop. Most of the photos I post on IG I’ve taken with my iPhone 8+, so I typically edit those on my phone. Since this post is simply how I edit for Instagram, I’ll walk through the steps I take and apps I use when editing the photos I take on my phone. I’ll use the photo to the left as an example. I actually don’t have the original saved, but it was quite a bit darker when I initially took it. The first step I take to edit my photos is to adjust the curves. In …