Beautiful photography is a must if you want your blog and/or social media platforms to get noticed. You don’t need a photography qualification or the flashiest tech to make your photos stand out. With the right
Above is a photo I took with my Sony ILCE5100L Compact System Camera (aff), I love editing photos like this, barely any editing is required thanks to the autumnal glow caused by the suns rays. It’s important to note that if you edit photos using iPhone apps, you first need to have images that you can work with. Images captured in low light or unfocused images just won’t work.
There are several ways in which you edit photos using iPhone apps. If
I’m going to start with how I edit photos using the Adobe Lightroom app. Until recently, I had always assumed that editing apps/programmes from Adobe were purely for ‘professionals’ but I was wrong. Adobe photo editing software and apps are incredibly easy to use with a little bit of know how.
Once I’ve loaded the photo I want to edit onto the app, the first thing I do is select the warm contrast preset. This preset is one of several beautiful presets available on the app, if warm contrast isn’t for you then have a play with the other presets available.
After selecting the warm contrast preset I move onto details. Within details, you can change several elements of your image. I keep it simple and set every option to full/maximum. This brings out every beautiful colour in the photo, whilst also making it clearer and sharper.
Next to details you will find optics. Optics gives you two options, enable lens corrections and remove chromatic aberration. It may sound like scary photography lingo, but I promise you, it’s not as complicated as it sounds! I make sure both options are set to ‘on’ before I enable the auto option. This improves any remaining imperfections. Just a few small changes and… Voila! A beautiful photo!
Now for Snapseed… Snapseed is really simple to use. Simply open the photo you wish to edit in the app and select tools. From there you can edit the photo using a huge variety of different editing options. The first thing I do is select HDR scape within the tools menu and increase the strength to suit each individual photo.
HDR scape improves the clarity of your photo. You can reduce or maximise the strength of HDR scape using the slider at the top of the screen. The level at which I set my HDR scape depends on each individual photo I edit. Photographs taken in low light usually look best with a low HDR scape setting whereas photos taken in natural daylight suit a higher level, usually between 60-90. I then move on to structure and brightness.
The option to adjust the brightness of your photo can be found when you select tune image within the tools menu. Again, the level of adjustment required to brightness will depend on each individual photo. I tend to keep brightness levels within 50-70.
And that’s it! Quick, easy, simple and effective photo editing. My