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If there is one blog post request I get asked to write the most it’s how I edit my photos! I decided to split this into two posts, first up is editing on my phone! I rarely edit photos on my phone that go on my blog, but I do edit photos to put on my blog’s Instagram! I have been posting more flatly recently so I take all of those on my phone’s camera. For reference, I have an iPhone 7+, but I don’t use the depth perception effect. Let me know if you like this post and stay tuned for the second one which is how I edit all my blog photos! I think for the next one I will include a video since editing on the computer is more complex! Here is the photo I am editing in today’s tutorial:

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

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Step One

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

First things first, you have to take the photo! Flat lays can be tough to take and I am still working on perfecting them. I get a lot of inspiration from photos on Pinterest, you can check out my “Flat Lay” board here! I pretty much only take flat lay photos, but this editing technique can work for OOTD shots too! As you can see I take quite a few photos of each setup first. Then I open up FaceTune!

 

Time to Get Editing

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

After I open up facetune it’s time to get to work! I know FaceTune has a bad rep, but I don’t use it to make myself skinnier – I really only use it for three functions: whitening, smoothing, and patching. But mostly whitening! My Instagram “theme” (which I use that term loosely) it white and bright so I like to use this to make things brighter! Just open up a photo in the top right corner, click the whitening button, then color in what you what whitened! When you’re done click the check mark in the top left corner.

 

Save and Move on to VSCO

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

Then I save the photo and move on to VSCO. It took me awhile to hop on the VSCO train, but now I love it! When editing photos for my blog I put a “filter” on every photo so they all look similar. On my computer, I use a Photoshop Action. It took me awhile, but I found a filter on VSCO that looks similar to my blog’s Photoshop Action so I can edit on my phone! I’ll also note that I have the Lightroom App on my phone too. I love this app when it comes to editing OOTD photos, photos of my friends, or some tricky photos that just need more work because you can mess with the lighting and colors more. To learn more about how I edit on Lightroom stay tuned for my next post!

 

Editing in VSCO

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

First things first, add the photo! Then select it and click the edit button on the bottom (circled in the middle phone above). I use the VSCO filter “S3” on my photos!

 

Finishing Touches

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

I then adjust how strong I want the filter to be, it depends on each photo, but for this one I hovered around +6. Then I click the edit button, I usually only mess with contrast, exposure, saturation, and shadowing. That just takes practice so I suggest you just mess with the different settings and find what you like best! Then I save it and I’m done! Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see my photos!

 

If you enjoyed this post make sure to share this photo on Pinterest so you can save it for later and share with friends!

How I edit blog photos on my iphone for my blog and Instagram! Easy editing tips by fashion blogger daily dose of charm by lauren lindmark

xoxo,

Lauren Emily Lindmark

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24 comments

  • Alexa McLain

    September 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    This is so helpful!! I use all kinds of editing tools but I will say that FaceTune is up there as one of my favorites! Great post! Hope you’re doing well!!

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 28, 2017 at 11:16 am

      Thanks Alexa! Yes I loveee FaceTune 🙂

  • Rena

    September 20, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Thanks a lot for this helpful post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Rena 🙂

  • Courtney

    September 20, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I use VSCO too- It makes my pics look sooo good!
    xx
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com/

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Yes it’s my fav!!

  • Caitlin

    September 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Lightroom is pretty much the only app I use now – I find it produces the best results for iPhone pics for Instagram

    Great post!

    http://www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

      yess love Lightroom! Thanks Caitlin 🙂

  • sarah

    September 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    This was super helpful! Went on right away and downloaded Facetune! Thanks!
    🙂 http://www.classynsassy2017.wordpress.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Aww yay glad it was helpful! Thanks girl!

  • Anika Hunt

    September 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Lovely post and tips, thanks for sharing!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Aw thanks Anika 🙂

  • katelyn chef

    September 19, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Lauren1 This was a great post-I use a few apps too-but VSCO has been on my ‘ist’ to try/use–I also really like how you did the graphics for this post!

    how do you like having an iPhone plus? I am considering it-but afraid it’ll be too bulky?-Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Thanks Katelyn! You should definitely try VSCO! I love the iPhone plus, especially for bloggers! I love that the screen is large 🙂 I never put my phone in my pocket anyways so having a larger one doesn’t bother me!

  • Isabelle

    September 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I love VSCO, have you tried after light? that is another of my favourites 🙂
    Isabelle x
    http://www.isabelleelli.blogspot.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Ooh no I haven’t tried that! I’ll check it out, thanks 🙂

  • Mariann Yip

    September 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Great tips on photoediting for upcoming bloggers! http://mariannyc.com/2017/09/18/nyfw-september-2018-outfits/

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Thanks Mariann 🙂

  • Kate

    September 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Can’t wait to see a video on how your edit your camera photos! I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography skills
    Kate || KATE KOUTURES

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:07 am

      Thanks girl! It should be up this week 🙂

  • Lucie

    September 18, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I always love those posts so so much! Thanks a lot for sharing your tips!
    Lucie, xx

    http://thefrenchpier.blogspot.com/

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thanks Lucie! I hope it was helpful!

  • Allie

    September 18, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Love this post!!! I always like seeing how others get their instagram themes. Question on whitening on facetune – Idk if I am finding the right tool?? Is the whitening tool just the one you would use to whiten teeth? Haha sorry if this is a stupid question!

    Allie
    http://www.champagne-tuesdays.com

    1. laurenlindmark

      September 22, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Thanks girl! Yes it’s the one that looks like a toothbrush! Not a stupid question, it’s confusing 🙂

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