I’m going to say something that will completely shock you; I edit my blog post photos!!?? Yeah, not really a shock is it. Everyone edits their pictures. If I’ve shattered some part of your existence… sorry not sorry!
Anyhow, I edit my photos. Nothing crazy, nothing radical, but I still thought I’d share with you what I do – because it doesn’t cost me a penny (obviously past buying the camera and my laptop)
Little background on my equipment (not a euphemism). I have a Nikon D5100 camera that has served me well for years. I use a AF-S 35mm, with a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 that offers a bright viewfinder image and is ideal for low light shooting situations. I then import my photos onto my MacBook (not Pro) and edit on an free app that you can get on Apply computers – Photoscape X
I try to take all my pictures in natural lighting with light coming from as many angles as possible, so there’s not weird highlights or shadows. Luckily my camera takes pretty bright photos on it’s own, but as you can tell there is still something a little dull and dark about it.
My editing skills are…. limited, so I up the brightness, lighten the shadows and darken the highlights. Then I ever so slightly up the clarity, vibrance and deepen to add back in the depth of colour lightening does.
I tend to find this does enough on it’s own, but occasionally I find myself making the colour a little cooler, but I didn’t need to in this photo. And that’s it. I know this editing tool has SOOO many more aspects to it, but I don’t ever find myself using them
I then use Canva to add text and effects onto my images – it’s like the ever favourite PicMonkey… but it can do more and you can actually download your artwork
I feel like this is the most simple blog post in the world, but I’ve found a little group of resources that suit me perfectly and I wanted to share them with you
Do you edit your blog post photos?