Saturday, 4 July 2015

How I post pictures on Instagram?

I have few followers comparing with the most popular style bloggers in the Philippines. Most of them range from 20K all the way up to almost 1M. What I like about their feeds are mostly their life updates, happenings and OOTD's. One thing that I am only concerned about is the identity of their Instagram accounts. I am not condemning anyone, but most of them have the same layouts, photos and concepts but sometimes differ in filters. From then on, I decided to change my layout for my account to stand out (even if just a little). If you would not mind, let me tell you the steps on how I post pictures on my Instagram account.
I do not normally take snapshots using my phone then post it directly on Instagram. Most of the time, I use my camera to capture moments in a landscape format. I will take more than 10 photos and then scan what is the best photo among them all.
 
Once I have chosen my favorite photo among the bunch, I will upload it on my computer and post-process. If a picture only requires minimal editing due to lighting issues, I always take advantage pixlr.com services. Moreover, if a picture needs more editing, I always use Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom. It will depend on the gravity of distortions such vague backgrounds, blurred lines and what not.
Once I am done with post-processing, I will upload the finished picture on my phone. To maintain the landscape format of my photo, I always use the app, Square Aspect. Once everything is good, I will now upload it directly on Instagram then use the filter "Reyes". Before, VSCOcam is my most favorite filter application before uploading it on Square Aspect, but the transfer of a photo from one app to another diminishes its quality.
 
There you have it! Hope you will learn something from me today. Please do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter @seftiburcio and please say Hi! :)





14 comments:

  1. You 'da man! I wish I had your patience. I usually just find good lighting and voila! But thank you for sharing with us what you do and how you do it. We could all take some pointers from them.

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    1. Haha. Maybe I am just being OC with pictures that is why I came up with a process. :)

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  2. I usually use my phone but at important events or items to post, I use my camera (DSLR). It's important that for us bloggers, we present clear photos in our Instagram feeds and we have to use good cameras unless you have the latest smartphones that can already produce good quality pictures. I personally use both Lightroom for the processing. :)

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    1. I rarely use my phone for capturing moments most of the time its my SLR. Good thing, we both use Lightroom, lakas maka-ayos ng picture no? :)

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  3. It's true that it is nicer to take photos from a camera esp. DSLR than a phone. And yeah always do something to stand out :)

    Lovin your feeds.

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  4. I think it's better if we theme our instagram sites so one it reflects one's identity, keep the quality of post and generate followers.

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    1. Agreed on that. Most of the IG accounts right now are almost similar with one another losing their own identity. :(

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  5. I've yet to learn how to use Lightroom. Is it easy to learn? I also take photos using my camera but when I'm in a hurry I just use my Ipad and edit the photo using apps.

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  6. I love nice photos on Instagram! It's great that you're changing your technique to stand out.

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  7. I only use minimal editing whenever I post pictures on Instagram or even on my blog. Now I'm thinking about doing that to change and stand out as well. Hihi.. Will follow you :)

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  8. So clean. Yeah its better to theme up your instagram.

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  9. I have an instagram account but I don't use it fervently. I heard that it best not to use instagram camera directly when it comes to pictures and just take your photo with your normal camera settings through cellphone or real cam just like what you did. I'm loving the adjust settings of instagram though, it saves me time than doing it in Photoshop.

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  10. I've yet to master posting great photos on Instagram but I am practicing

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