"How Do You Edit Your Photos?" ... "What Do You Use To Edit Your Photos?" ... "What App Do You Use To Edit our Photos?" ... These are all questions I get asked through either email or instagram DM on a daily basis. I respond every time, however, I feel like my response doesn't even help, because although I use Lightroom, I have very specific filters (known as presets on lightroom) I use to edit my photos. And then I will occasionally do a quick filter on the "Darkroom" app on my phone AFTER I finish editing on Lightroom, but I never JUST use an app. Lightroom is the holy grail and it is what most bloggers use to edit. As I've mentioned many times, almost all of my instagram photos are taken on my iPhone, which all photos you will see below were all from my iPhone as well.
So here is what you've all been waiting for, you can now purchase the filters I use! Now, in order to be able to use them, you MUST have Lightroom. These will not work any other way.
Click the link below to purchase!
So each preset/filter above, are all ones I consistently use for instagram. Of course it's not going to instantly make your photo perfect, because depending on lighting, you may need to make some adjustments in Exposure & Shadows, or maybe tone down a color or two, which I have to do every time, regardless, because lighting is never exactly the same. But that literally takes a total of 5 seconds, so it's super easy, especially if you've been using Lightroom for a while and know how to use it.
And lastly! below on the left is the app "Darkroom" I do like to use occasionally, AFTER I finish editing on Lightroom, and that is a picture I did use it for on instagram. I typically use A100, and that's pretty much it.
On the right is my self made skin softening preset, and it's super simple to DIY. My presets available above all have a little bit of softening to them as well, but the actual skin softening needs to be done manually, so I added that in as a little tutorial here in case you were interested!