Last december I embarked on a journey with Instagram, that changed my life, or at least my social media life. It was at that time I got involved in a unique community that used instagram as a way to stay in touch with one another. I wrote a blog about that here and since have fallen even more in love with this tiny app where you double tap squares.
I’ve come across many people who follow me on instagram (@mattlmorrison) that ask what I take my pictures with. They are almost always surprised when I tell them it’s with my iPhone. Now I’m going to share with you a few basic secrets that celebrity instagrammers use in their daily photo shoots.
1. Camera Plus:
Camera Plus is the best kept secret in the instagram community. With this app, you can adjust the focus and light levels so you get exactly what you want to get out of the picture. The app is only .99 cents and worth every penny. Click the photo to download Camera Plus.
Google snapseed is available on both Android and iPhone. This program is the best editing program that I’ve seen as far as color goes. You can adjust the saturation, detail, contrast, ambiance and more with this powerful little tool. Another well kept secret from those of us who like to photo. Best part of all this app is free! Click the photo to download snapseed.
3. VSCO Cam
This app has the best filters you can find in an app. Unlike Instagrams ultra-mega-filtered crap, with VSCO cam you can craft brilliantly vivid photos, add vignettes, and more. This app is another well spent .99 cents. Click the photo to visit the main site.
These are the three necessary apps to succeed in the instagram community. On top of this also realize, that this community is here to help you get better and live a better life. As your looking around instagram stop by some of my favorite hashtags #storyportrait and #northwestisbest.
What is your favorite instagram/photoediting app? let me know in the comments!
-Matthew L Morrison