How to edit photos for Instagram using the Facetune and VSCO apps

Hey guys!

It’s been a little while since I created a tutorial for you all (or as they say here in Virginia, “Y’all.” Except I’m from New Jersey. So forget that ever happened…

It’s not because I don’t looove making tutorials (because I really do) there’s just been a lot going on lately! Like…. We had a baby!!

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You may not have been able to tell in my other tutorials I’ve created thus far, but I was pretty pregnant with our second child.

Well, she’s out now and about 8 weeks old and wouldn’t you have it- she’s a great sleeper! Sooo amazed and thankful for that because I was about 100% more exhausted with our son. That being said, I am back and ready to blog and create videos and everything you need in order to make a successful website and blog!

As you know, social media is a huge part of creating a community around your blog and letting your readers get to know you on a more personal level. I LOVE using Instagram almost like a mini blogging platform. With each photo I share a little bit about what’s going on in my life lately, a life lesson, little anecdote, or something I’m thankful for.  For the longest time, however, I really had no idea how to make my Instagram feed flow. My pictures weren’t that bad, but they weren’t anything special either. I liked editing photos, but every photo in my feed was edited differently.

A couple months ago, I downloaded a few different photo editing apps, a couple of which were VSCO and Facetune. Since then, my Instagram feed has made a complete 180°! I mean, there’s still lots of room for growth, I’m no Amber Fillerup Clark, but my feed as a whole looks like the photos were chosen and edited on purpose! Woohoo!

Looking through different Instagram feeds, I found that I was drawn to photos that were edited to be more on the “moody” side with a high contrast, low saturation, low exposure, and warmer tones. So I’m going to show you how to edit a photo that way in this video tutorial I created. But really, make your Instagram feed your own. Scroll through and see what photos catch your eye and try to be consistent when editing your photos with the same themes and brandedness running throughout.

Ok guys, here’s the tutorial I put together. Remember to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel (and my email list while you’re at it) to get more awesome tutorials like this one and for growing your blog!!

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