When Instagram came out, I didn’t have an iPhone, but I loved sharing photos from my iPod Touch ( bad photos, super grainy, you get the picture ). When I finally got my first iPhone I realized what all the talk about Instagram was really about. Of course, as time has gone on, I’ve realized the benefits of quantity over quality, as well as developed my own style of photographs. Through this, I’ve also developed my own process with photos that I share on Instagram ( or Twitter if I don’t put them on Insta ). I know a lot of people have their own process with their photos and many love learning more about others’ process, so I thought I’d share my go to apps today!
Afterlight So, this is usually my go to app for the pre filter stuff. This is the app I use to brighten the photo and work on the contrast. I love this one because there are so many things that you can do within it ( even if I don’t use them all ) and that you can do everything multiple times. I usually try to go for the “perfect” shot first go, but if I see it later and feel it’s not bright enough for my liking I can go in and work on it as much as I need to.
Vscocam This is the only app I use for filters on my pictures. Sometime last year Vsco became really big among bloggers, and I started playing around with it because I liked what I was seeing from others. This app is great because it has tons of filters to choose from and they’re all “artistic” and perfectly created. I used to pick whatever I thought looked best, but now I stick to 2-3 filters on my images so that I can maintain a consistent look.
Whitagram This is my go to app for my photos so that they fit full frame. I’m not sure what exactly sparked my interest in this style, but I like doing the full image versus trying to fit everything into a square frame. It’s much easier for me to just get the full iPhone frame and then use that. My love for this app might relate to my love for white space, who knows!
Repost I use this app for reposting photos onto my feed! I don’t do this a lot, but it’s fun to share images that other people posted sometimes, and this is the easiest way to do just that as well as share the photo credit in one easy step. One of my favorite things about this app is that you log in and it shows you your Instagram feed so that you can go and find the photo you want to repost!
So there you have it y’all! I really simplified my process with my photos, so this is all the photo apps I have on my phone! If you use something different, I’d love to hear about it!