How I Use Lightroom For A Cohesive Instagram Feed

How I Use Lightroom For A Cohesive Instagram Feed_1

When it comes to editing my photos I have tried so many apps to find one that I felt was the best for what I wanted to achieve with my content. I have been using Lightroom for about a year now and in my opinion it’s taken my photos to another level.  I thought I would share some tips on How I Use Lightroom For A Cohesive Instagram Feed.

There are so many apps out there and it’s honestly all about what app is best for you. We all are different… and so it makes sense that we want our own personality to shine through the images we take. 

Find An Editing App That Works For You

VSCO and A Colorstory has also been my go-to for editing my photos. A Colorstory offers so many filters which are at a cost. But, if I wasn’t using Lightroom I would probably still be using A Colorstory, they have launched so many new options and tools to have more control over your photo.

I just find that Lightroom works best for me right now. There are also thousands of presets which are essentially filters you can purchase from Bloggers and Youtubers. However, they can be extremely expensive from $50 to $100 even. Yes, personally I saved up a while to actually purchase them from a blogger because I thought If I am going to invest in a beautifully curated feed I wanted the exact presets I envisioned for my feed.

Cheaper Alternatives? Etsy offers so many beautiful presets for mobile and desktop at a much lower cost. I would totally recommend you guys have a look through Etsy, they have so many different preset styles.

Use An Instagram Scheduling App

When it comes to Instagram Scheduling apps, they have honestly been a life changer for me. Gone are the days of trying to remember when I have to post what. Argh, I can’t believe that’s how I had to post. Not sticking to a timeline as I do have a day job as well.

There are so many options, again find what works best for you. My go-to Scheduling apps are Later and Planoly, they both are free I actually posted a comparison blog post about these too Apps. There is also UNUM and Preview. If you are on a budget and don’t want to pay for a subscription nor be limited by how many posts you can post on Instagram then Preview would be the best option for you. They also offer in-app filters and hashtag suggestions.

These are the two main things to consider when planning a cohesive Instagram. Find a preset or filters, that way all your content looks alike and flows better. Use apps to plan your posts in advance, that way to have a good schedule and not have to stress yourself out to post. 

This has been a lengthy post! If you guys want to know more about this topic please let me now. I love sharing them with you guys. I do plan on making a follow-up post sharing some great Lightroom Presets you can use straight on the Lightroom app.

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  1. Erin Russell
    April 17, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I do exactly the same! I love lightroom, and I use Planoly to schedule 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • April 17, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      I am obsessed with Planoly, its such a stunning user friendly app

    • April 17, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      I am obsessed with Planoly, its such a stunning user friendly app

  2. Erin Russell
    April 17, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I do exactly the same! I love lightroom, and I use Planoly to schedule 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  3. April 17, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I prefer VSCO for Insta photos (not that I ever use it these days though). I definitely prefer Lightroom to edit photos for my blog though, I used to use Photoshop but since have changed and not regretted it once.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

    • April 17, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Thats awesome I used that for the longest time but found other apps that I really enjoy

    • April 17, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Thats awesome I used that for the longest time but found other apps that I really enjoy

  4. April 17, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    So many great tips! I need all the help I can get when it comes to Insta! lol! xx

    Beautylymin

  5. April 17, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips, I am rubbish at Instagram x

  6. Issy Fox
    April 17, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    Such good tips, I would’ve loved this back when I wanted a fancy feed

    • April 17, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      Hehe, its lifes changing when it comes to Instagram Feed

  7. April 17, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    I never thought to use a scheduling app. That is such a good idea! My Instagram is rubbish right now.

    • April 17, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      It’s honestly such a blessing, especially when you like scheduling in advance. it saves me so much time and effort

  8. April 17, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    So many great tips! I need all the help I can get when it comes to Insta! lol! xx

    Beautylymin

    • April 17, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      There are so many presets out there and Etsy has so many affordable ones as well.

  9. April 17, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    I don’t know what I’d do without Lightroom! Once I tried it back in 2018, I never looked back 🙂
    Playing with VSCO is also fun.
    Ok, super random Q – has your UNUM changed?
    Mine updated and the blank square that has to go beside your most recent insta post has disappeared.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com

  10. April 18, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    I really should plan out my Instagram posts better but having two small kids means I rarely have time to post and take pics so they just go up in any old order…I’ll have to revisit this planning when they finally move out!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  11. April 18, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    I really should plan out my Instagram posts better but having two small kids means I rarely have time to post and take pics so they just go up in any old order…I’ll have to revisit this planning when they finally move out!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    • April 19, 2019 / 8:32 am

      Then a scheduling app is definitely what you need – will just a few minutes to set up all Instagram posts for the week or something. I always struggling with captions and mostly can’t think because I get so busy. That’s why I love planning ahead.

    • April 19, 2019 / 8:32 am

      Then a scheduling app is definitely what you need – will just a few minutes to set up all Instagram posts for the week or something. I always struggling with captions and mostly can’t think because I get so busy. That’s why I love planning ahead.

    • April 19, 2019 / 8:25 am

      I used VSCO a few years back, but its definitely a personal choice and finding what works best and easiest for you.

    • April 19, 2019 / 8:25 am

      I used VSCO a few years back, but its definitely a personal choice and finding what works best and easiest for you.

  12. April 19, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    I’ve always been a big VSCO fan myself, I use lightroom for everything else though xx

  13. April 19, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    I’ve always been a big VSCO fan myself, I use lightroom for everything else though xx

  14. happywiseowl
    April 21, 2019 / 3:24 pm

    I really should plan my Instagram a little better but running 3 businesses plus a blog means that time is precious. Some great tips here though that I’ll come back to at some point.
    Em x

  15. Terri
    April 23, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    I can’t live without Lightroom! x

  16. April 24, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    My feed is so uncohesive, it is cohesive, haha! I do like Preview though to see what I should post next. I use Snapseed to edit.

  17. Lady Writes
    April 27, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I use Lightroom too, so useful! x

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