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How I Edit My Blog Photos

Remember in February when I wrote a post about how I edit my Instagram photos?

You guys went CRAZY for it – my views were insane.

So with that being said, I wanted to show you how I edit my blog photos depending on the category. I’ve been properly editing my photos on Lightroom for about six months and I absolutely love the app. It’s quick and easy to use which means that within minutes, I can have a selection of photos edited.

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Before

#socksunday 

If you follow me on Instagram, you may see these particular style of photos popping up every now and then, particularly on a Sunday. These photos have proved to be my most popular throughout the past year or so which makes me pretty happy as it’s not easy getting the shot right

With editing these photos, it’s rare that I’ll share the blog edit within a post as I tend to use the version from Instagram. But, I do have them edited just in case so I wanted to share the process..

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After

Exposure = +1.18
Contrast = +5
Whites = +25
Temp = -10
Tint = +31
Sharpening = 150

Before (1)

Beauty

For me, this is probably one which will always differ as it depends solely on the product and the background. I’m careful not to add too much brightness or sharpness to the products as they can appear washed out or grainy. That’s not my style.

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Exposure = +1.35
Contrast = +5
Whites = +25
Temp = -5
Sharpening = 150

Before

Fashion

I should have called this ‘photos of Emma attempting to look half decent.’

As I’m adding more and more photos of myself into my blog content, keeping them edited and ready to go at any given minute is a must. I know a lot of people say “you shouldn’t edit photos of yourself, you’re great as you are.” Yes Sheila, but the background is always bright and maybe I’m allowed to add a little sparkle.

Nevertheless, just a heads up about edited photos of me: I don’t photoshop myself.

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Exposure = +0.59
Contrast = +5
Whites = +25
Temp = -5
Sharpening = 150

Before

Books

It’s rare that I’ll post a photo of a book which isn’t a #socksunday photo. But on the off chance that I do, I’ll always make sure it’s to the best quality which I can produce.

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Exposure = +0.82
Contrast = +5
Whites = +20
Temp = -5
Sharpening = 150

Before

Food

Food is a rare topic on my blog, I realise that.

When I get the odd strike of inspiration or if I work with a food brand, I try my best to make sure that the food still looks like food. You know what I mean?

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Exposure = +1.21
Contrast = +5
Whites = +25
Temp = -5
Sharpening = 150

Before

Travel

Don’t expect any birds or hot air balloons to be popping into the background any time soon because I quite enjoy keeping my travel photos as real as possible. There’s nothing worse than seeing a photo of a place you’re visiting and for it to be heavily photo shopped into something that it isn’t. Hopes and dreams are shattered.

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Exposure = +0.46
Contrast = +5
Whites = +25
Temp = -5
Sharpening = 30

And that, is exactly how I edit my blog photos using the Lightroom app. Super simple, straightforward and it works for my own style.

EL xx
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