How To: iPhone Photo Editing | Edition 3

January 28, 2014

I can't even tell you how many times I have people commenting on instagram asking how I edit my images and what filters I use...etc. I have posted about this on the blog a few times now (here & here) but I wanted to share a simple video tutorial so you can see if first hand. It's literally so simple and I use one app in this tutorial but this is what I do every time I post to instagram!

T I P S   &   T R I C K S
Lighting // Natural lighting is your best friend. I like to stand next to an open window with a good source of light filtering it so when I take my picture, the quality isn't grainy from being so dark. I also almost always use a white background so the object I'm taking a picture of really stands out. If that means you simply buy a white poster board at the store, do so! It brings a nice clean and crisp element to your feed then.

Stability // Make sure when taking your photos you aren't shaky or moving too much because you'll end up with an image that's a hot mess of blur. To best succeed in a stable image, tap your screen so the camera focuses before taking the picture.

Adjusting // When you're taking a picture on your iPhone, you can easily make it lighter by tapping the screen of your image. When you're about to take the picture, tap the darkest area of the image and the camera will automatically brighten on the screen giving you a better quality image after it's taken.

Cropping // Nothing is worse on a picture than an ugly background. That room of yours with clothes thrown everywhere? Not so cute. If you don't have the ability to snap something outside or in an area with a neutral background, play with cropping it as needed to disguise anything that's sore on the eyes.

Flash // If at all possible, do not use your flash. If it's at night in a bar, it's a hot mess of fog and it's not a good image you'll want to use. I recommend always snapping under a street light or even where it's dim and then edit the exposure so you can see what the image is better. Again, natural lighting is your best friend.

HAPPY INSTAGRAMMING -- @AUBREYKINCH

16 comments

  1. Awesome, thanks so much for recommending After light, I am downloading it as I type! Thank you xxx

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  2. Great app and I use it often. I don't have near the aesthetic you do on Insta - just beautiful. Thanks for the video!

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  3. Hey Aubrey! Thanks for sharing, love your blog. Where is your iphone case from? Greetings from Europe! :-)

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  4. I only use Afterlight and LOVE it! Great video!

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  5. I'm always wondering how you get your phone pictures to look so great! I'm definitely going to download that app! Unfortunately I don't have many white surfaces in my home, but I agree that I love how white backgrounds look.

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  6. Great info! Have you looked into IFTT? You can set it up to post a picture on twitter every time you upload one to instagram. It's what I use and it knocked out that extra step for me.

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  7. Thanks for a great tutorial - I have always loved the style of your images and was wondering how you did it! And I think it makes complete sense that you want your images to remain consistent - especially from a branding and marketing standpoint!

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  8. Sweet!!! Thanks girl, this is perfect!!!

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  9. Great tip for Twitter Audrey! I usually post directly from Instagram > Twitter but you make an excellent point. I'm definitely tweaking my process from here on out!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  10. Thanks for sharing!! Just downloaded the app!

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  11. Just downloaded that app. Thanks for the tip!

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  12. Isn't Afterlight the best???

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  13. excellent tutorial aubs! love it! xo

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  14. i love that we do all of the same things to get our pics just so. great tutorial! x

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