How I edit my photos for Instagram + the camera I use
A lot of people ask me how I take and edit my photos for Instagram. Most people ask “what kind of camera do you use?”, and while a nice camera is helpful, let me just say, if you know how to frame a photo, it doesn’t really matter what camera you have. and I’ve discovered that a good quality lens is more important that the type of camera you use–if that makes sense. I’m not going to get into the whole technicalities of photography, but you can find some good articles on beginner photography with a quick search on Google or Pinterest.
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Before I get into editing, this is the camera I use:
It’s a canon eos M3. I got the 15-45 mm kit lens and I honestly never used it after the first day. Instead, I use the 22 mm lens with a 1:2 aperture (this makes it so the background is more blurred). The canon eos m3 is smaller than the regular canon cameras, but you can use an adapter to use the full-size camera lenses. So for bird photos, I use an adapter and a 55-250 mm lens.
That’s basically it. I’m used to a Samsung camera, so I’ve been disappointed with the iPhone camera quality (Samsung is just better in that area, sorry?) so most of the time I don’t use my phone for photos. Anyway, this canon can transfer photos straight to your phone, so after I do that I edit using the A Color Story app.
Here is an unedited photo I took with my little Canon of an American robin the other day:
Btw, not all of my photos are this underexposed. However, I knew I’d be able to process this in the A Color Story app. They have a bunch of premade filters, but also CURVES, like in photoshop.
Here are the steps I used:
Here is an example of an iPhone photo edited with the A Color Story app:
So that’s basically it! Leave your questions in the comments 🙂