I will say something rather controversial - I'm not that much of an Instagram fan. Don't get me wrong, I like seeing outfit photos and holiday snaps but the constant avocado on toast photos does get on my nerves slightly. I think another reason why I am not much of an Insta fan is that it is so hard to grow a following on there and in all honesty, my life isn't that interesting to share through imagery. I don't go out for brunch daily or go to Chanel weekly and sadly no-one would want to see my food shop in ASDA,would they?
I'm slowly trying to get into a habit of Instagramming but it is slightly tricky when you suddenly find yourself stuck in a very white & pastel theme. Remember those black boots you wanted to Instagram? Do they have a white background? Is there at least a small hint of pastel colours within the photo? No? Well you may as well forget about it then. We would all be lying if we didn't say this has come across our minds at least once! That said, I go on holiday soon and you will be sure to see my holiday photos with blue sea, blue sky, sandy beaches on Insta. Sod the theme, I've got to gloat about it somewhere!
I recently download everyone's favourite photo editing app, VSCO, to help me edit my Instagram photos. Before this I used to just use Instagram where I would change the brightness, saturation and sharpness but VSCO is completely different. It is just like Photoshop on your phone except it is free and about 100 times more interesting. There is so many different filters on there to play with, so many that I think I could just sit and play on it for hours. It can be slightly daunting when you first get the app so after a quick Pinterest search, I found so many helpful Pinterest users which shared which functions they used and to what degree in order to get a certain Instagram theme - I'm being serious. Type VSCO filters into Pinterest and there are thousands of different VSCO filters and their settings being turned into Instagram themes, so here is mine.
How I Edit My Instagram Photos on VSCO:
Then sharpen a little when on Instagram!
I think you will all agree just how cleaner, brighter and more vibrant the photos are than before, which I took just on my iPhone 6s. I am now utterly obsessed with the VSCO app and I can now fully understand the popularity of it!