A few people have asked me what apps I use on instagram and I thought it would be cool and helpful to show you what I use.
VSCO CAM: This is my go to app. I love using it because it is what I mainly use on my computer for editing the photos I take with my camera. VSCO CAM gives you the quality of original film photographs. Such as original Kodak and FujiFilm. The cool thing about VSCO CAM is it allows you to edit using various tools such as exposure, contrast, temperature, etc.
Afterlight: Afterlight is such a sweet app that I use a lot in my instagram photos. It has a lot more filters than VSCO CAM which is cool but, I mainly use after light to export my photos for cropping purposes. It allows you to crop the picture exactly how you shot it vs using the 1:1 crop that instagram uses. Which is what I mainly crop my photos now that way you can see the whole image. Also you can add film burns which is a pretty cool feature that I have used for fun. There are a lot that this app offers explore it definitely a good purchase.
Slow Shutter: Anything seems to be possible with the iPhone. Never thought you can use an open shutter affect on a phone but, you can. Cool thing about this app is that you can control the shutter speed or manually open up and close the shutter. Next time you are over a bridge use this to shoot the freeway! Disclaimer you will need to prop your phone up so that you don’t move it or bump it because it will blur your photo.
* Photo #1 Was shot with my iPhone and edited with VSCO CAM.
* Photo #2 Was shot with my iPhone and edited with Afterlight.
* Photo #3 Was shot with my iPhone using the Slow Shutter App.
* Photo #4 was edited with afterlight and cropped using afterlight.
* Photo #5 was edited using VSCO CAM and cropped in VSCO CAM using the 1:1 crop.
I hope this is helpful, I honestly like to take instgram serious because you never know who will look at your photos and allows you to get people to see your work and give you feedback. If you have any questions do ask!