How I edit my instagram photos


The world of ‘instagram’ is becoming more and more an integral part of contemporary life. It seems like a long time ago when it was enough to go on a night out and later upload a half decent half blurred group photo. Whether you blog or not, having an instagram feed that you are happy with is just one of those things we’re all sort of aspiring to, whether we openly admit it or not. ‘Instagram’ has become the modern day method of choice for status and image. Okay, maybe I am being a little too over the top with this ( please don’t stop uploading your blurred photos) but If you are one of those people who is always on the look out for ‘Instagram’ perfection (I am) and want a slice of the action then this post may be helpful to you.

Tools I use to edit my photos:

1. ‘You cam’. So the first thing I do when I start editing a (head shot) photo is open up ‘youcam’ and sort myself out – I smooth my face and add a little contour. This is not a place to judge, we can all be honest around here.

2. ‘InstaEditor’. So once my face is looking a little more smooth and presentable I then open ‘instaeditor’ to whiten my teeth and blur away any blemishes. Again, we’re still not judging!

3. ‘VSCO’. Once I am happy with the way I look I add a filter from ‘VSCO’. I personally use ‘C4’ on all my photos which I think I paid around £7.00 for. I use the same filter on all my photos to keep the theme consistant. I play around with how strong I make the filter depending on the brightness of the photos (I hope you’re still with me at this point and I am not talking another language).

4. ‘Afterlight’. So by now the photo is almost ready to upload but to just give it a final edit I (usually but not always) add an effect from ‘afterlight.’ Sometimes I add a ‘light leak’ to brighten up a photo or to add some colour.

5.’Inatagram’. So I upload my photo onto Instagram but before pressing upload I always add a final contrast and saturation on the ‘instagram’ app itself.

I hope this blog post was useful to you and you can now have some fun playing around with your photos. Happy editing!



  1. 6th February 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Very useful post ! I have never tried youcam,instaeditor or after light 🙂
    I need to try them out <3


  2. 7th February 2017 / 1:39 am

    Great post and tips. I have never used any of these apps before. I don’t have an iPhone but I will see of I’m able to get some of these apps on my android phone.

    Ann-Marie |

  3. 7th February 2017 / 4:58 am

    This post is just so helpful, I have been really struggling with the instagram aesthetic. Thanks for the help girl!

    Have a fantastic day, love!

    My Vogue Style |

  4. 7th February 2017 / 7:10 pm

    The only app I have of these is Afterlight and I do love that feature on it. Thanks for sharing this, I’ll have to check some of these apps out.


  5. Siffat
    7th February 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Yes, I love VSCO! I obsessively edit my photos as well so I use a bunch of apps too!

  6. Sandra
    8th February 2017 / 7:42 pm

    This is such a helpful post! I always admire how much effort some people put into their Instagram feeds, I should really up my game 🙂

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