A lot of things come and go, but one always keeps the same: my love for Instagram. I love to keep a good looking feed, so I decided to share with you how I make it. Interested in learning how to edit pictures for Instagram? Keep reading!
I take a lot of pictures during my trips, and this wasn't an exception. Actually, I took 1196 pictures - but only a few go to my Instagram. Also, one thing that I didn't told on the post about the trip, is that it took 3 plane travels to get there (and to come back).
I went from Porto to Zurich, from Zurich to Athens and, finally, from Athens to Crete. Between all of the flights, I was left with 1 hour or more, to wait at the airport, plus all of the time spent flying. Which means that, on the way back to Portugal, I got plenty of time to select and edit the pictures taken. Yes, I did it on my mobile phone.
The APPs that I used were Lightroom and Snapseed. Now, let's see the pictures:
This one, taken at Chania Harbour, was edited on Lightroom. I used it to make it brighter and to remove a little bit of the shadows. Then, I used Snapseed to expand the sky a little bit, so when it was posted in 1:1 it wouldn't crop the picture's width.
Those were some of my favorites. When I took them, I loved the perspective and then, seeing the final results got me really proud. All of the edition was made on Lightroom, I made them a little bit brighter and removed a little of the shadows, and also changed a little of the colors saturation - mainly on the blues.
This picture was the one that got a little bit more of the color manipulation. Orange sunsets are pretty, but I love those that look more pinkish, so I kind of made it on Lightroom. Beyond removing a little of the shadows, I made the yellow tones look a little more orange and the orange a little more pink.
On this one I spent more time on Snapseed. First I made some small adjustments on Lightroom and, then, the process of expanding the sky began. However, all of the pictures I was posting had a more "clean" look, so I didn't liked how that clouds would look on the feed. I used the correction tool on Snapseed to remove then and whitened the sky with the selective tool.
The process for the other ones was pretty much the same. Check the hashtag #ExploringTheIslandOfCrete to see all of the final pictures, and don't forget to tell me what you think of them!
All pictures were taken by me, with a Lumix DMC-TZ60.