Getting that perfect Instagram photo is not as easy as one may think. Lifestyle blogger and Instagrammer Marianne Hewitt recently revealed her bag of tricks for editing her professional-quality photos via a Youtube video tutorial. It may come as a surprise that the Instafamous Hewitt does more than selecting the Valencia filter and kicking back.
With nearly half a million followers on Instagram, Hewitt takes great pride in ensuring that her photos are Instagram-worthy. In fact, she utilizes a handful of apps without ever considering a filter on Instagram.
After choosing a clear winner from the lot of selfies in her iPhone photo library, Hewitt opens up the photo-editing app Facetune, which is extremely helpful in getting rid of flyaway hairs and smoothing away unflattering shadows.
After finishing her initial edits, Hewitt follows up with another app called Faded where she considers various filters that offer previews of her photo.
However, Hewitt doesn’t settle for mediocre so when she doesn’t find a filter to her liking she turns to another app, VSCO Cam. The app features some of her favorite filters and includes options for adjusting exposure, contrast, saturation, temperature and sharpness.
Finally, when she is satisfied with the end product, Hewitt opens up Pic Frame to add her signature white frame that appears frequently on her Instagram.
Hewitt does with a handful of apps and an iPhone what professional photographers are trained to do with thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and years of training. Needless to say, it can still take a lot of work to get one Instagram selfie just right. If that’s what it takes to be Instafamous, better start taking tips from the pro.