When it comes to photography and what’s the latest app that’s everyone using to edit their photos, you want to know it all and all of it now. It’s the same when everyone started adding them funky edits to their Instagram stories for their latest posts with a little caption underneath. I was one of those who wanted to know the app and know the app now. It’s the same with what cameras people use, I want to know what’s the latest camera and what bloggers are using to get that perfect shot. One camera I am totally digging right now is the Panasonic 4K Wildlife and Sports Camera. Wildlife and sports camera you must be thinking? But honestly, hit the link for the photos and details and you’ll be drooling over it just like me.
When it comes to Instagram, I’m always looking for inspiration to add to my feed. I love to see the different ways bloggers edit their photos and when they upload that blog post all about their photography and editing apps – I’m all for hitting the link to read more. I want to find out if it’s the camera that they’re using or the apps they’re editing with to create that perfect shot.
So this is where I share my three cameras plus how I edit my photos, so here’s how it is :
I have three cameras that I switch between, the Sony A5000, Nikon Coolpix S9900 and my iPhone 8 plus. Yes, I have three cameras but I use all three for different things.
Sony A5000 – I use this camera for more intense and up close photos. When there’s one product/item I want to focus on from the rest, this camera gives the most effortless fuzzy background which we all fall in love with. I shoot my photos between Aperture Priority and Program Auto. The aperture priority is the setting which gives the fuzzy background effect and program is great for shooting more than one product. I like to stand a good distance away from whatever I’m photographing and then zoom in, you then can see where the main focus is at.
Nikon Coolpix S9900 – This is becoming one of my most used out of the three. I like to use this camera to shoot a mixture of products at the same time, but also for those flatlays. I shoot this on programmed and that way you can edit the brightness of the photo and the vividness. The vividness is where you can make the colours in the photo pop or subtle. I also like to use this camera for taking selfies. Yes, selfies. I use the smart portrait mode for the selfies, where you can add a little skin softening, vividness to add a little more bronze to your skin and also the brightness. This was my first camera and it was the perfect camera to start off with!
iPhone 8 Plus – Not going to lie, I upgraded early for this iPhone. I am obsessed with the camera on this phone, I use it for all outfit photos and I even took the photo for this post with it. I find that my iPhone photos do a hell load better on Instagram than my camera photos. Why? I don’t know, I don’t think it’s something to do with algorithm. I just think they’re more popular than the others. I take a lot of my photos on portrait mode, and I totally ignore that it’s telling me to stand 8 ft away. I do what I want, so it comes out the way I want.
Onto how I edit my photos. For Instagram I use just one app. VSCO. I love the amount of filters you get for free, and I love the ones you have to spend on. I’m pretty happy to pay for these filters. So my most used filter right now is the DOG3 filter. It gives a warm/pink colouring to the photo and I love that it gives a little vintage effect. After adding the filter I like to play around with the following : exposure, contrast, sharpen and sometimes grain. I like the effect where the photos look all oldie worldie. That’s me all over, and so many of you are enjoying my instagram feed at the moment which is pretty awarding.
I’m also adding these effects for my photos on here and I’ve not had any complaints yet. However, I do want to find a different style of editing for my blog photos but I haven’t got round to that. I would also like a new camera and I’m eying up that Panasonic camera. Have you clicked the link yet?
If you’re looking for some new editing apps to try out with your editing then here’s some I’d recommend : Facetune, PS Express, ColorStory, Snapseed. Oh and also, UNUM is a great app to plan out your feed.
You can find my instagram by the link here, Instagram previewed below..
That’s all for now.
Hope it helped. ox
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