How I Edit My Instagram Photos (new post series!)

Hey guys!

Welcome to my new #InstaWithEllen series, where I’ll be writing posts on all the ways you can step up your Instagram game. Whether it’s photo editing, how to maintain a themed feed, or growing your followers, I gotchuu.

I always get asked how I edit my Instagram photos and what apps I use, so today, I’ll be sharing some of the best editing apps out there and how I use them to make my pictures look 100x better (before & after pics included!) 

Here are some examples of the before & afters of my edits:

If you follow me on Instagram (which, if you aren’t already, you totally should 😉), you probably notice how I love really brighter and colorful pictures, which means I always up the brightness, lower contrast, play around with temperature (warmer/cooler tones) and increase saturation!

I love having warmer tones (think: red, orange, pink) against cooler (think: green, turquoise) tones, something that’s both an aesthetic manifested in my editing and my feed theme (which will be dived deeper in a different post!)

It’s honestly insane how easy you can change the entire vibe of a picture with just a few adjustments. Color is super important, especially when it comes to how you want the picture to be percieved.

Ask yourself: What’s the mood of the pic? What’s important in the picture?

At the end of the day, everyone edits their pictures differently. Some people might not edit their picture at all (#NoFilterLife) and you know what? That’s fine. Pictures are meant to capture a moment and seal it in time forever. The reason why I love editing so much is that it allows me to enhance those moments. 

That’s it for now! Hopefully, you enjoyed learning about my favorite apps/know more on how I edit. Like I said earlier, I will be doing an Instagram series on my blog, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, follow me on the ‘gram and leave some love on my profile. 

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