VSCOCam is my favorite photo editing app! And though I thought I would get tired of overusing it, I’m still in love with the filters four years later. There are so many ways to edit a photo that it’s hard to achieve that aesthetic consistency we all aim for on Instagram. I’m still working on attain this look and finding the perfect filter to use on all my travel pictures.
When editing my travel photography for Instagram I stick with VSCO. When bringing it to my website I alternate between Adobe Camera Raw, VSCO, or sometimes both. P.S. Follow me on Instagram @katrinalavie!
This is just one of the ways I love to edit my photos, and I’ll be happy to share more ways later on! Remember, editing photos is all based on your own preferences. Some don’t like edited/filtered photography, while a lot of us do.
Here I’m going for a pale pink hue, pastel-y look that I love! Although this look doesn’t work on every picture, I try to only post photography it does look good on.
Before we start, a couple things:
- Editing iPhone photography and DSLR photography will of course make the same filter look different. I find you can really play up effects with DSLR photo’s because it’ll still look subtle.
- All pictures are different, so edit accordingly. You might have to add more exposure, or leave it unchanged.
- This filter tends to look better on photo’s with lots of natural light, but sometimes compliments well on indoor photography.
Start with filter C1 at +6.
Click on the editing tools tab. Bring Exposure to +1 or +2.
We tend to bring Contrast up, but for this filter we’re bringing it down to -2 or -3.
Clarity +1 but on DSLR photo’s bringing this up to +2 or +3 works well.
Tint +2 will then give it a pinkish hue.
You can now use Sharped on Shadows (bring dark spots to light), Straighten or Crop, whatever your personal preferences are or what you believe the photo needs. Here I added +1 more to Exposure.
The end result should look similar to this (including the filter of course). Now save.
To copy the edits from the photo we just finished, highlight and click “Copy Edit”. Now click on all the pictures you would like with the same filter and click “Paste Edit”. You can scan through pictures individually to see if they might need more or less exposure, or any other changes.
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I believe in sharing my knowledge and helping others out! I would love to hear your favorite VSCO editing process. More tutorials to come 😉 save this for later! Or, like I do, keep one photo edited in the filter you like and just hit copy and paste edits in the future.