Are you a budding photographer or dying to try your hand at snapping pictures for some extra money? Perhaps you just want your Instagram feed to look a little more put-together. If this sounds like you, you need to look beyond the photography itself and spend a little more time on your editing process.
Whether you’re using a DSLR camera or just the camera on your smartphone, you can make your photos look absolutely amazing once you’ve gone through the editing process. Here are some ways you can spice up your pictures after they’ve been taken.
Add a Fun Background
Depending on what your photography is for, you might want to play around a little with different backgrounds. Obviously, landscape photography needs to stay as natural as possible, but product photography or fun pictures with your friends can look phenomenal with different backgrounds.
You can use a BG remover to snip your images and place yourself and your friends or anything else you’ve snapped over any background your heart desires.
Another fun editing tip for Instagram addicts is to start drawing over your photos. This might sound unappealing and silly, but when done right, these doodles can add a fun, quirky element to your pictures while still maintaining a mature and feminine aesthetic, if that’s what you’re going for.
You can use free apps to add drawings and doodles to your photos to give them a fun edge and add something extra to your social media pages.
A collage can fit many different styles. For a fun, bubbly look, you can piece together snippets and cut-outs of different photographs. However, for something more sophisticated, portraits or nature photography, placing just two or three pictures alongside or below one another can create a really interesting look.
This technique can allow you to display similar shots with different focus points, or slight changes in a beautiful and elegant way.
Old School B&W
Black and white photography is no new trend, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still fashionable. You can add an instant dramatic flair, romantic feeling or sultry air to just about any photograph when you apply the perfect black and white filters and editing.
This editing works really well on portraits, couples or wedding photography, architectural photos and a few other styles. However, avoid this for food photography and other types of pictures where colour plays a major role in the overall message.
Pick a Style or Theme
When it comes to a photography portfolio, a social media page, or any collection of your pictures, it’s always best to stick to a specific style or theme.
Not only will this allow you to practice and perfect this particular style, but it will create a flow and cohesion throughout your photos that will elevate them to new heights. Try to use the same lighting and composition, highlights, and filters over your photos to bring them all together and make them feel like they belong together.