2nd June 2017


As promised, here is some simple steps I take when editing my photos for my blog and Instagram.

Step 1: Taking your photo

First off, the most important thing is to start with getting a great shot. When it comes to taking my photos, I make sure at the time to take more than one photo, Ive found sometimes I get home to edit and its blurry or I actually don’t like my face. (I’m very picky) My phone tells me everyday my memory is full, maybe because I have 20,000 photos on my camera role ha-ha. Who ever is taking your photo, make sure to guide them with taking shots from different angles and heights as you never know which one will make you look your best with the light and surroundings your working with. I use a Olympus OM-D myself, my photographer uses a Canon.

Step 2: Choosing your filter

After many hours, staring at the same photos over and over again to finally pick my favourite I head to a app called “VSCO” this is were I add my filter. I believe the app is free to download, however you do have to purchase filter packages once downloaded.  When it comes to selecting your filter this really depends on how you want your photos and feed to look. I like more of a natural look so 04 is great for this. You can tap on the filter and bring down the legacy so its not to filtered. Next I head over to edit the brightness of the photo. Something I have learned recently is when taking the photo If you shoot the photo darker it doesn’t loose quality, when brightening the photo in the editing process. If you shoot the photo bright it will loose a slight bit of quality when trying to bring the brightness down. I do tend to take the brightness down a little though as I like to look darker and tanned in my images. You can also raise the contrast to achieve a darker look. I finally add a slight bit of sharpness to the photo. When it comes to following these steps, of course it all depends on how your original photo looks as to what you need to do with it.

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Step 3: Tuning the photo

Facetune was one of the first app’s I downloaded to edit my photos, its a great little tool to fine tune your photos and pick out those little parts you may not like about your image.


is my favourite part about the app. Anyone who follows me on Instagram will see that my page is kept in line with a very clean, white look. The whiten tool can help achieve this when your lighting may be bad and the background looks a little bright and yellow or you have a grey floor or background but want to make this white. Simple brush over these areas with the whiten tool and Shazam its white. (You can’t however change a bright red or blue wall to white its not that powerful)

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When using this part of the app be careful not to get carried away with smoothing out your skin. When I first started to use this tool I completely over did it and to be honest when I look back now I looked like a wax work model. don’t take out your natural features that people love.

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A great little tool for patching away those little spots you really don’t want to show to the world.

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Detail is something I only use if their is a object in my image that I really want to stand out. You simple brush over the area and its brings out all the hidden details. (I have detailed the shirt below)

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Step 4: Photo Flip

People like to see something different from all your photos, This could simple be adding in a bag or umbrella to your shot. “QuickFlip” is a app that can simple flip your photo around, creating a different feel to the shot. When planning out your Instagram layout it’s a good idea to flip your photos so they are all not facing the same way.

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Step 5: Instagram Layout

A great app I use to plan my Instagram layout is “UNUM” . This app creates a mirror image of your Instagram layout and allows you to switch your photos around to see what photo looks best next to your previous upload.

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I hope this helps you with editing your photos going forward. If you have any further questions please write them in the comments box below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.





  1. Nellyredz7 says:

    Thank you very much.. This is so helpful… Thanx for sharing this… I’m so appreciated… ❤❤❤

  2. Frank Clarko says:

    I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the photos (flannel shirt) are so Super Sexy, you have that Hot Woodsman look !!! ❤❤❤

  3. Philippe says:

    Thanks for the advice; I have discovered new apps. If we follow step by step, we should succeed in having nice photos

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