I’ve been asked a fair few times what camera I use to take photos for my blog and what software I use to edit them. I thought I’d dedicate a little blog post for those who are interested.
I use my iPhone 6 and the free app VSCOcam. Yes, the iPhone 6 camera is very good but to be totally honest, an iPhone 4 can take just as good photos (if you know how to keep your phone sturdy whilst taking them and if you give them a tiny edit).
Here’s a step to step guide on how I personally like to edit my snaps.
This may be stating the obvious, but make sure your photo is focusing on the main object you’re taking a photo of. Touch the screen (if you have an iPhone) on the place where you’d like the camera to focus.Another tip is to try to keep the photo as simple as possible. A plain white background does wonders in taking a photo of an object. Otherwise like the photo above, having similar colours that compliment each other work well too.After opening VSCOcam and selecting the photo I want to edit, I always start with dragging up the exposure. At first it looks slightly weird, but no fear – the photo will improve, I promise!Next, I like to play around with the contrast. It changes for each photo I take, depending on the lighting/the object/the effect I want. For this one, I dropped the contrast.The key to making phone photos look good is to sharpen it a lot. This helps to make your photos look crisp and a better quality.To resurrect some of the colour that got lost, turning up the saturation helps to brighten up your photo. Again I like to always play around with this setting, seeing which effect looks the best. Overall this probably takes me 3 minutes to do and the difference it makes is amazing.
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