How I Edit my Instagram Photos on my Iphone | Photo Edit of the Week #2

Time for another photo edit of the week breakdown! Here is a look I shot for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale haul. I took the photo on my iPhone towards the end of the day. Most of the light is coming from a large window to my left, but I did set up a light I use for Youtube in the hallway to my right to balance everything out.

Photo Edit of the Week

bright-white-instagram-photos

Snapseed

In snapseed, I typically edit the background and target darker areas in the photo that I want to brighten. Let me walk you through how I do this!

  • I used the selective tool and brightened my face to +16. You can see how dark it was in the cover photo.
  • I used the brush tool to apply 0.7 exposure to the entire photo.
  • I remove the 0.7 exposure by adding 0.3 to just my outfit and myself to bring back more color. I like the background bright and find it’s easier to remove the overexposed areas than to try to outline the entire background. You can zoom in to get closer to the edges if you need to.

bright-white-photos-iphone

Instagram

Out of habit I typically do most of the editing in the Instagram app. I always add a good amount of exposure and shadows and decrease the highlights to add detail back into the photo.  For this photo, I adjusted saturation and warmth only slightly. This photo was already warm-toned because I took it towards the end of a sunny-summer day. You can see the exact amount of adjustments I used in the photo above.

Facetune

I use this app to add detail to specific areas and sometimes smooth out parts on my skin. For this photo, I added detail to the fraying on the bottom of my jeans, the knot on my shirt, the collar on the vest, and my eyelashes (always!). I used the smooth tool to decrease the shine on my forehead. I don’t have a before and after of this step because the changes are so slight, but you can see how it turned out in the final picture.

Once edits are finalized, I run the photo through the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to link the products for Instagram. You can read all about how LIKEtoKNOW.it works and how bloggers make money in this post.

 

Let me know what you think of these photography tutorials?

Amanda John

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

shop the post

Leave a Comment

2 Comments

  1. candice wrote:

    Looks amazing! I use Lightroom mobile and I am obsessed with it.

    Candice | Natalya Amour

    Posted 7.25.18 Reply
    • I need to remember I have that on my phone! Editing can get so routine.

      xo

      Posted 7.29.18 Reply

Lately on Instagram @strawberrychicxo

  • This outfit is something you can see me wearing all Fall season. Comfy jeggings because I can’t pass on anything pumpkin flavored and stripes that layer under cozy cardigans. Speaking of cardigans, this one and other favorites from my @loft try on haul are 40% off!💕 Linking my picks for your Fall wardrobe in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. You can also click the link in my bio to get the same details directly from my blog 🍓.
*
*
*
d e t a i l s
cardigan: 40% with code FRIENDS
tee: $12 size up
jeggings: on sale for $18 size down
*
*
*
h a s h t a g s
http://liketk.it/2xNCA #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltksalealert #loftgirl #loveloft #oldnavystyle #oldnavy #everydaystyle #wardrobeessentials #styleadvice #stylewatch 
#classyandfashionable #womensweardaily #stylefiles #fashionbomb #flyfashiondoll #styleinfluencer #womenwithstyle #coolstyle #dailyoutfit #outfitoftoday #fashion4perfection #instastyles #stylehunter #affordablestyle #ltkunder50 #sweaterweather #falllookbook
  • Found the perfect striped tee to layer under all your Fall vests (on sale for $12 online only). I sized up to a M for the perfect fit. I’ve bought multiple options for this popular button skirt trend and this one is the keeper! It feels way more expensive than it actually is...all the others felt so cheap! Have you picked one up for the season? I’ve been loving skirts this Fall!
*
*
*
s h o p
Screenshot this look to shop it in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app or click the link in my bio to shop it directly from my blog.
*
*
*
h a s h t a g s
#liketkit http://liketk.it/2xMC5 @liketoknow.it #oldnavystyle #oldnavy #affordablestyle #shoptillyoudrop #stylereport #fashiontips #outfitshare #instafashionist #instalookbook #shoptillyoudrop #momentsofchic #whowhatwearing #visualcrush #realoutfit 
#lovethislook #effortlessstyle #wearitloveit 
#everydaystyle #wardrobeessentials #styleadvice #stylewatch 
#classyandfashionable #womensweardaily #stylefiles #fashionbomb 
#flyfashiondoll #styleinfluencer
  • My Monday was made hearing the news about Harry and Meghan, anyone else?! I can’t wait to see how gorgeous their baby will be! This look is something I wear all the time throughout Fall. I buy these long sleeve basics every year and love to layer them under all the cozy things 💕 Here is another look at the @tjmaxx booties from my try on haul yesterday. If you missed it just click the link in my bio- a lot of people had no idea you can actually shop there online!
*
*
*
d e t a i l s
booties: $39 run TTS
white tee: on sale for $12 (size up)
wrap: one size
Jeans: on sale for $22 (size down for a slimming effect)
*
*
*
s h o p
screenshot this photo to shop it instantly in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app (and follow me while your there ☺️) or click the link in my bio to shop it directly from my blog!
*
*
*
h a s h t a g s
http://liketk.it/2xLAb #liketkit @liketoknow.it #loftgirl #loveloft #tjmaxxfinds #maxxinista #tjmaxx #oldnavystyle #styleinfluencer #shoptillyoudrop #ltkunder50 #ltkstyletip #falllookbook #affordablestyle #atlantablogger #sweaterweather #fashionistastyle #fashionislife #stylebook #fallbasics  #instalookbook #shoptillyoudrop #momentsofchic #whowhatwearing #visualcrush #realoutfit 
#lovethislook #effortlessstyle
  • Celebrating two years together today 💕 
@shelbyraephotographs captured these photos for our one year anniversary at the same venue we got married. If you’re contemplating doing an anniversary shoot... I highly recommend it! I went all out and did a DIY floral bouquet (that I held the entire drive worried they would tip over, brought our cake topper hoping it wouldn’t melt in the car, and our vows to re-read to each other. You can see the full recap on Strawberry Chic 🍓(search One Year at the top right corner)
*
*
*
I also wanted to say hi to some of my new friends following along here! I’m an Atlanta fashion blogger/Youtuber and a full time Physical Therapist. I have the best of both worlds getting to help people heal from injuries and also look and feel confident in what they’re wearing! I keep it pretty on the feed but real over in IG stories. I don’t take myself too seriously but I try really hard to 😂 I do have an about me highlight if you want to get to know me a little more and you can also find my blog and YouTube channel by clicking the link in my bio 💕. Feel free to reach out anytime on DMs and have a great start to your week!
  • I am having the best time @hotelatavalon tonight with Tim celebrating our two year Anniversary 💕 I can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to on stories a little later. Also, where have facials been my whole life?? Sunnie @woodhouseavalon taught me so much about my skin today and shared tips I never even thought of that can be causing acne. I’ll definitely be sharing some of my tips with y’all soon on Strawberry Chic if they work for me. I hope y’all are having the best weekend enjoying this Fall weather 💕. Swipe right to see the cutest little bow detail to this sweater.
*
*
*
s h o p
screenshot this look to shop it instantly in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app or click the link in my bio to shop it directly from my blog🍓.
*
*
*
h a s h t a g s
http://liketk.it/2xJS5 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #targetstyle #targetdoesitagain #ltkunder50 #ltkunder100 #oldnavyrockstarjeans #oldnavystyle #everydaystyle #wardrobeessentials #styleadvice #stylewatch 
#classyandfashionable #chicworkchick #womensweardaily #stylefiles #fashionbomb 
#flyfashiondoll #styleinfluencer #womenwithstyle #coolstyle #dailyoutfit #outfitoftoday #fashion4perfection #instastyles #stylehunter #affordablestyle #sweaterweather

Follow Me!