How I Edit My Blog Photos

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I have been on a mission to try and improve my blog photography as best as I could. Today I’m sharing a post on How I Edit My Blog Photos.

Recently I upgraded my phone to the iPhone 8Plus which I’ve mentioned in a previous post which you can read all about it here. I have also shared some favourite apps I like to use. Today I mainly wanted to focus on my editing process and what I enjoy using. I am a very mobile person and take all my blog photos using my iPhone 8Plus. I don’t have the money to splash out on some fancy DSLR. To be honest I feel like my phone has been doing a pretty good enough job. The iPhone has this great Portrait mode which I have mainly been using to give that bokeh effect.

I normally take my photos around 12 pm – 2 pm a great time is just before sunset too. This all depends on which direction you are getting your light source from. I only use natural light, I don’t have any light boxes, so I demand good natural lighting. I find that around 5 pm – 6 pm during Summer works also well.

So once I am happy enough with my photo I edit them basically on my phone. Colorstory has been a life saver, I am really impressed with their filters they offer. I spent so much buying mostly all of them to make sure I am getting a variety of filters. These filters look so natural. I use the filters to mainly up the brightness to my photos. Once I am happy with that I copy them all to my MacBook Air. Also, Colorstory has a new grid option that helps me plan out my Instagram! It’s saved me so much time and I just really love this app!!

I then use Lightroom also to add more brightness and to resize my photos to add them to my blog. I don’t do much at all in Lightroom again just more brightness and increasing the white and clarity on my photos. My editing process is very simple, I try and not do much to my photos. So what you see it basically how I take them…

What apps have you been using you edit your blog photos?

40 Comments

  1. Kate
    April 6, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I always enjoy reading about how others do their behind the scenes blog work! I think iphone cameras take amazing photos so long as there’s good light. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  2. Lisa Autumn
    April 6, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Lightroom is seriously the best!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  3. Cliona Hill
    April 6, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I use VSCO Cam to edit all of my blog photos! I used to love A Colour Story but now I prefer VSCO x

    http://www.clionahill.com

    • April 7, 2018 / 8:17 am

      I used VSCO, but have moved on haha – definitely a personal choice whatever works best for you and the type of photos you want.

  4. Erin Russell
    April 7, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    I always love your photos lovely. Natural lighting is always the best by far! 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. April 7, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    This was interesting! I am a huge fan of natural lighting as well. 🙂 If I’ve used my DSLR, I’ll edit my photos in Photoshop cameraraw (since I shoot in raw). If it’s my phone, I’ll use Snapseed or vsco!

    Sneha | lifewithsneha.com

  6. April 7, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I normally use my phone too, although I recently upgraded my phone so I need to get used to the camera on that x

    Velvet Blush

  7. Bernadette
    April 8, 2018 / 1:47 am

    I’ve recently switched to artificial lighting because I got tired on relying on good sunny weather to take photos. Natural light is a wonderful thing but taking photos whenever you feel like is even better. I also use my phone to take photos and ever since I switched from my Ipad to my phone, my photo quality has definitely improved.

    • April 8, 2018 / 7:44 am

      That’s amazing Bernadette, I have been wanting a ring light for WInter. They are so darn pricey over here.

  8. Marisa Cavaleiro
    April 8, 2018 / 8:34 am

    I dont use my phone to take photos i use a camera. But thanks a lot for sharing.
    Hope you had a lovely sunday.
    Xoxo from Portugal

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • April 9, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Aww thank you Corinne, yeah my Iphone 8Plus it’s all I have been using. Sadly, can’t afford a DSLR haha

  9. Missy May
    April 8, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I’m impressed seeing that you use your iphone to take your photos. Wonderful! I haven’t heard of that app before. Might have to check it out. I use vsco.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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