How I Edit my Instagram Photos


So I get a lot of questions since I post my other article on “How to pose for Instagram photos”. Lots of people are asking me how I edit my instagram photos or basically my photos so I decided to write this article. Hope you’ll like it or even use my simple techniques.

First of all you have to install some editting apps. I usually use BeautyPlus, Camera360, VSCO, PicsArt, Snapseed and of course the Instagram app. (I just listed the free apps so everyone can relate)

I use Beautyplus for editting portraits, usually I just smoothen a little bit (15% is enough) and adjust the tone but sometimes I don’t, I just love how it brightens the dark circles on my eyes.

While when using Camera360, I don’t do the effect thingy, instead I just use the portrait mode and then I just usually adjust the brightness (it is called whiten during portrait mode). That is my most frequently used coz it makes my photo much brighter.

On the other hand, I don’t usually do the VSCO. I only use it when my picture is dramatic. Usually HB2 and HB1 looks great but I don’t overdo it (maybe 6%, i guess that’s enough). Or I use A5, but usually use it when my picture is too bright.

Now my favorite is PicsArt, same thing I don’t like putting effects or filters. I use this one when I do collages, adding text to photos and putting customized background. Which I like, because I’m a photo geek, I love mixing photos. Snapseed also does that certain things but I use PicsArt more.

Finally, when I think my photo is ready to be posted I use the Instagram App editor. I dont do too much filter but when I does, usually I use moon, inkwell and my most frequently used clarendon. But I don’t overdo it, usually just around 50-80%. I also add a bit sharpness and adjusting a minimal amount of highlights and shadows. Sometimes I play along the brightness and contrast but that just depends on my photo.

Remember when editting your photo. Make it natural as possible coz the picture loses quality if it’s overly edited. Just think simple and classy if it looks that way then you did a great job in your photo edits. 

If you wanna see my photos just follow me on Instagram. It’s @aldregallen. Enjoy editting and be creative! πŸ™‚


How To Pose For Instagram Photos


Well, are you an Instagram newbie? or having a hard time posing for your killer instagram photos? Then you click the right article. Here are some tips on how you can easily strike a pose for your instagram photos.

1. Know your angle.

If you know the angle that best suites your face then your selfies will be much more easy to shoot. To know your best angle just simply look at the mirror in every angles and direction when you feel good about a certain angle then that is the right angle for you. Usually, the angle sideways your face is the best.

2. Be in the mood.

This is actually the best tip, when you are feeling the mood and the vibe of your shoot then shooting will be breezy. If you have a happy surrounding or your personality is joyful then just smile more. Or sometimes you want a serious mood then act as if you are murdering someone (but in a fierce way).

3. Let loose.

Well, when striking a pose you have to let loose and don’t be stiff. What I usually do is move around as graceful as I can. But when you think you are still stiff then Β just do not overthink coz sometimes awkward poses really take a great shot. Sometimes, don’t focus more on the camera and just be yourself and be confidentΒ because it shows on your photo.

4. Focus on your eyes.

Posing requires a lot of body language but did you know that when you just only focus on your eyes and not just focusing on your moves then you should have a great photo. It’s like focusing all your intensity and emotions into your eyes. That is why it’s called the windows to our soul.

5. Take a test shot first.

Well you know photos oftentimes are beautiful when it’s a candid shot. so before you take a photo try a couple of test shots first. Actually a lot of my Instagram photos are test shots, it’s more candid and much more of a story-teller.

6. Lastly, Have fun!

That is actually all you need to know because when you are having fun it will show in your photo. So have fun shooting and let me take a look on how you did using my tips, tag me onΒ my Instagram account!

If you have more tips on how to pose for photo on instagram. Just comment down below!