The Edit | Behind The Photography
One of the biggest reasons for blogging is being able to use this space as my creative outlet. I love being able to produce lighthearted and parisian-esque photos. I've received a lot of comments on what I use to take my photos, as well as how I edit my photos so I will be sharing it all here on the blog today! Before I begin, I want to mention that you don't need to have experience in arts. As long as you have an eye for design and the willingness to learn, you'll be able to create anything!
Most of my photos are taken with these two cameras. It's really important to learn how to use these cameras in order to ensure you're producing quality photos with minimal post-editing required. I didn't have a lot of knowledge on ISO, aperture and exposure adjustments until this year and now I wish I had learned all of this before. Simple Googling can do the trick, but if you have friends who are into photography, you can also ask them to share some insight.
- Olympus OM-D EM-5 w/ 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens
- Canon 6D w/ 50mm f1.4 lens
I use Adobe Photoshop CS5 for all of my editing before publishing it to Instagram or my blog. These 5-steps are pretty basic and consistent for every single photo of mine:
- Adjust the Image Size
- Add Auto-Contrast
- Sharpen the image
- Change the Saturation and Vibrance – I like to take down both to create a more subtle & parisian look and feel
- Raise the line in Curves so that it brightens the photo
After editing my photos, I either upload them to Squarespace to use in my blog posts or send them to my iPhone. VSCO is by far my favourite app for any last minute photo-editing to match the rest of my Instagram feed and to help me plan for the layout of my Instagram feed. I paid for the Limited Edition Collection extension pack and use the S2 preset filter for all of my photos. Once this is done, I publish to Instagram!
P.S. For anyone who is looking for an app that will help them visually plan and schedule their Instagram posts, Planogr.am is fantastic! It's especially great for creative enthusiasts and businesses.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you would like to know anything else by commenting below x