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How To Edit Instagram Photos | Best Photo Editing Apps For Instagram

The biggest compliment you can pay any blogger comes in the form of a question: “How did you edit this picture?” Listen, dear reader — I spend an embarrassing amount of time deciding which of the hundreds of pictures from a photo shoot will make it to my Instagram feed, and once I’ve gotten that narrowed down, I have to make the picture look aesthetically pleasing.

My old photo editing guide is a bit of a mess compared to this one, mainly because I had no idea what I was doing. I can’t promise that I know what I’m doing now, but I am definitely more knowledgeable than I was then! The most significant change: I’ve ditched iPhone editing and edit all of the pictures you see in Adobe Lightroom CC. Let’s explore how things happen!

How To Make Money Blogging With A Small Following

A few weeks ago, I made a big decision. No, I’m not pregnant, and no, we’re not moving. (Those are the two questions we get most whenever I’m mysterious about something, which are hilarious.) I decided that I would only be working on paid collaborations in the future! If you aren’t familiar with the Instagram influencer world, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m talking about. I’ll start from the beginning.

When I started my Instagram back in 2010, I had no intention of monetizing it. One, I was in high school, and two, I was using Instagram as a place to play with filters and share snapshots of my life. It wasn’t exactly riveting content, if we’re being honest — check out this post that got a whopping three likes (although look at that cutie on guitar)! 

How To Pose For Pictures In Public Without Feeling Self-Conscious

My New Year’s Resolution was to blog three times a week, and we’ve all seen how that’s been going this month! Sorry, friends — life has been so hectic, but I’m trying to prioritize the blog and writing multiple posts a month like I used to! Today’s post is answering a question that I get a ton when I tell people I’ll pose for pictures anywhere. How do you do that without being afraid of making a scene? 

It’s a good question. Before I started blogging, I’d take pictures around other people, but if there were huge crowds or I felt like people were staring at me, I’d immediately stop and try my best to fade into the background. I’m pretty outgoing, but I didn’t want people to think I was self-centered or obsessed with social media or narcissistic. 

How To Pose With Flowers Without Feeling Ridiculous

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love taking pictures of flowers. I’m not great at taking care of flowers, which is a bit unfortunate, but so it goes. My friends make jokes that I’ll end up doing the same thing with my future kid (using him or her as a photo prop). NOT FUNNY, guys.

Anyway, I really love fresh bouquets. They’ve always cheered me up, and it’s a perfect way to make any room of the house feel brighter and more welcoming. But once you’ve spent the money on a bouquet, you might as well use it for some photos, right?! 

Why Aren’t Instagram Comments Chronological Anymore? Here’s What You Need To Know

I’ve been on Instagram for eight years, and the only thing that’s guaranteed about the platform is that you never know what’s coming. Remember when they introduced Instagram stories and we all thought Snapchat was toast? Or when we were finally able to use pictures that weren’t square? It’s been an exciting journey, but new changes aren’t always exactly welcome. I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks ago and it hit me: My comment feed looked mega weird. Instead of seeing comments from old to new, I was seeing popular comments up top, even on my own profile.

How To Be Authentic Online Without Damaging Your Brand

Posting online has become a time-consuming process for me. First, I take the picture. (If I’m being honest, I take several pictures. Sometimes 20 or 30.) Then, I have to find one that works, edit it in Lightroom, run it through FaceTune to get rid of any stray hairs, come up with a caption, find relevant hashtags, share it on Instagram, share it on Facebook and monitor the posts for any comments to respond to.