Thursday, 28 April 2016

a month on my insta + how I edit my photos


I've never done this post before but I thought it would be fun to do! This month in particular I've really been getting into using Instagram and I've been trying to post nearly every day. If you're not already following me my username is @eleanorclaudie (because a little self promo never hurt anybody). I thought I would share with you the photos I've posted this month and also how I edit them for any of you that might want to know! Writing this post is also more fun than reading Romeo and Juliet for school, because yes I am procrastinating but I think I'll go crazy if I continue reading it right now.

Most of my photos are taken on my phone (my IPhone 5S) and sometimes my Nikon Camera. I find that lighting is definitely key to ensure the photos are clear and crisp! Side note: has anyone seen or have the new IPhone SE because I've seen them advertised but not that much and I'm interested to see what they're like - let me know in the comments if you have!

To edit my photos, I don't do much but the app I swear by is VSCO cam. Usually, I increase the exposure by +1 (if it is a bright day then I don't have to increase the exposure) and then increase the contrast by +1 as well. If the photo is looking dull I might also increase the saturation by +1 to just make the photo look less dull. For a filter I always use F2 and just put it up by 4-6 instead of the usually 12 because I just want a subtle filter especially if I have previously edited it with contrasts/exposure. That is all I do with my Instagram photos (sometimes I crop it if I'm taking it on a camera but that isn't particularly necessary) and then I hit upload!

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my Instagram posts from this month; let me know your Instagram username down below and I'll have a look!
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  1. Your photos are lovely! Im going to follow you now!Im KateEmma_MUA x

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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  2. Your instagram is gorgeous! Noticed that when I had a look after a BloggerationChat! I use VSCO cam to edit my photos as well - such a good app! I'm @emmadaisy___ on instagram :) Em xx

    http://edoublemamurray.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I'll have a look at yours as well :) xx

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    1. I've heard of afterlight! Might have to check it out :) x

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  4. My Instagram is @daisyscarletblog, I'll follow you now! Afterlight is a brilliant photo editing app too! X

    Daisy Scarlet | daisyscarletx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Awh thank you! I've heard a lot about that app! x

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  5. I use Afterlight! Obsessed with the 'Russ' filter haha.
    Love your blog gal :)

    Emily xxx
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    1. It seems that I need to get this app! Thank you Emily :)

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  6. Oooh your photos look so good! I didn't get on with VCSO cam when I tried it, I use an app called Insta editor or if my photos are good enough I'll just tweak them a bit in Instagram!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I've never heard of that app before so I think I'll download it xx

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  7. Great post, Love Instagram so much. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  8. I have a blog instagram (just followed you through it) but I always forget to post on it so I really need to up my game! I don't really edit my photos most the time, maybe I'll increase the exposure but that's about it because I'm wayyyy too lazy to fully edit hah
    Dalal
    monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. I've followed you back! A lot of the time I don't do a lot either :) x

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  9. Great post. I love VSCO, such a fab app!

    Gem. X | slightgem.com

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  10. Your feed is really really pretty! I think I'm the only one that doesn't use vsco haha ! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I know other people don't use vsco cam as well so you're not alone! x

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  11. I've never tried this app before! I'll have to give it a go 😃

    Alisha x

    www.alisbaockenden.com

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  12. I read the post when you put it up but didn't comment so I'm back. I think VSCO is an app nearly everyone loves. I've always used it. I love it. I can't delete that app despite how much space it takes. And I totally love the tips you give, plus your photographs are just gorgeous!

    Amour Vita

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    1. Awh thank you so much! I couldn't imagine my photos without VSCO can, it's such a good app :) thank you for commenting x

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  13. Ah you have such a gorgeous feed! I love VSCO so much, that and Afterlight are definitely my favourite apps for Instagram x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I've just downloaded afterlight and it looks pretty amazing x

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  14. I have the new SE and the camera has improved!! I'm not sure about anything else, I'm not that high tech but I just now that its Rose Gold and has a better camera 😍😍

    http://www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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    1. That's great, I really like the size of the 5S so it's great that you can get something in the same size but better and rose gold! x

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  15. My instagram is @queenofdisastah_ but I post more on my personal account so there's not a lot of photos on this insta. On my personal insta, I always use VSCO too: I use the filter C4 (downloaded). x

    Valérie | Queen Of Disaster

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    1. I have this filter and I love it so much! x

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  16. Absolutely love this! Such a great idea for a post and it's great to connect with other instagrammers - I love my feed filled with all things pretty 😘 https://wingitwithjade.com/

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  17. I agree about lighting! I take mine all on an iPhone 5C and lighting makes a HUGE difference! Great post :)

    Eb x

    eboniivory.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Lighting is definitely a major part, especially with iPhones x

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  18. Lovely pictures! Definitely going to be trying out your tips for editing pictures! My instagram is cosmeticgirladele. Great post!

    Adele-Marie | One Girls Obsession With Makeup

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    1. Thank you so much - I hope the tips help!

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  19. You have such a short instagram routine. :D I edit my photos way more and spend more time doing it obviously. :D I edit less photos taken with DSLR, because they already have better quality etc. :)
    My instagram is @Lookforsmile_ if you fancy a look. :)
    Madara
    lookforsmile.com

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    1. Really? I thought mine was long! I'll definitely have a look at your Instagram :)

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  20. Love the map background!
    I take mine on my iPhone 6 or Samsung Nx camera :)
    I haven't seen the iPhone SE yet but really want a play on it to see if I want that or the 7 when it finally arrives..
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. Thank you! It's from urban outfitters :) I definitely want to see the 7 when it comes out! xx

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