In today’s edition of iPhoneography, I want to talk about editing with your iPhone. Specifically with VSCOCAM. My favorite photography app.
Most of the photos in my instagram feed are edited with VSCOCAM. And really, I don’t do a lot with it, but the trick with editing photos with an iPhone app is to enhance the photo. Not overwhelm it with filters and special effects.
Take this photo right here.
I had a vision of how I wanted this to look. I wanted to capture that light coming through the trees and bathing the scene with that golden light. I took the photo with my native iPhone camera app. And while I caught the light, I wasnt’ quite able to capture the colors that I wanted. The colors that are there in real life, just unable to be captured within the limits of JUST using my iPhone.
So after taking the photo, I bought it into the VSCOCAM app.
The first thing I did was go and apply my favorite filter C3/Vibrant.
Next, the photo is underexposed. So I upped my exposure to +3
Photos that have a lot of haze/light usually do well with a little bit of contrast. I added +1
Then, to capture that warmth that I felt, and saw, I adjusted the temperature slider to +3
Last but not least, I sharpened it just slightly +1
And saved to my camera roll and uploaded to instagram. Here is the final photo
And that took me maybe 5 minutes.
Amazing what your phone can do!
What are your favorite photography apps? What’s your workflow like?