How I edit my Instagram Pics

How I edit my Instagram Pics

Since signing up on Instagram I’ve been going through different phases on how I edit my Instagram pics. Β I remember how I was so excited back in 2012 to try out each and every filter and it was just cool if the pictures clearly showed that a filter was used (now I’m cringing at my first pictures lol). As I changed and especially since starting my blog my way of editing my Insta pictures has changed too. So without further of due here’s:

How I edit my Instagram pics

Do you know the app VSCO? If not – where have you been?! It’s the best app ever – like literally. This is the main app where I edit my photos. So I takeΒ 90 % of my pictures with my DSLR (Sony Alpha 58). Then I upload the pic into my app VSCO. My fave filter and the one I’ve been going for the last couple of month is HB1.

After applying the filter I up the brightness and the saturation but I never go up more than +2. This just depends in which lightning the pictures was taken. Often I need to crop the picture but other than that, nothing needs to be done to my pic.

I bloody love this app. It makes my life so much easier and helps me keep my “non-theme” theme for Insta. And that’s that. Sometimes I up the brightness again on Insta something between 10 and 20. You see I like my pictures bright. Whats left to do, is to hit the upload button and enjoy the likes.

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Now you know how I edit my Instagram pics. To see the difference I have here my unedited picture and the final version ;).

I think the change is quite subtle. I see it as enhancing just what has already been there. Over the years I’ve been through a lot of filters etc. but now I’m at a point where I’ve found my dream filter. It’s working with all the styles of my pictures and I like to think it keeps my Insta pics more or less natural looking. And anyways who has time to edit your pictures for hours. I rather keep it real and it saves me so much time. (If you wanna know how feel about Instagram in general click here.)

I hope this has given you some new ideas on how to edit your Insta pics. But please don’t just copy what I’m doing (nobody likes a copy cat). I just thought it might help to find your own style and which apps you should try out etc.

Let me know what you thought about my blog post down in the comments down below. And if you already use the VSCO app which one is your fave filter? And don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’.

Have a lovely evening beauties, xx

Lea - A Snippet of Life



  1. June 9, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Haha, I don’t remember why but I actually deleted the VSCO app. I see everyone using it, but it just wasn’t for me…can’t put my finger on it as to why though…

    • June 9, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Not everthing is for everybody ;). I too had some apps I deleted that everybody seemed to like but they just weren’t for me… xx

  2. June 9, 2017 / 11:17 am

    VSCO is definitely my fave photo editing app! Found my style because of that too. I don’t have any theme with my photos either, I’ll just post photos at I really enjoy and filter that I use, goes with every photo πŸ™‚

    Heidi πŸ“ | Heidi’s Planner

    • June 9, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      It’s the best app isn’t it?! Which filter are you using? Xx

  3. June 9, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Dear Lea,

    great blogpost! I love reading “how I edit my Instagram pics” at the moment. Your Instagram feed btw is soooo cute – loving it!

    Maybe I should write about my process πŸ™‚

    Xx Sarah

    • June 9, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah ! I love reading them too, so I thought I would do my own one ;). Oh I would really like to read how you edit yours ! xx

  4. June 12, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Such good ideas! Your photos look very pretty very inspirational

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:39 am

      Thanks Jenny. xx

  5. June 12, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I tried using vsco, but it was a bit difficult for me. Maybe I will try again. πŸ™‚ Love your feed!

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Just do what works best with you πŸ˜‰ and thanks Claire. xx

  6. June 12, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    You have a beautiful feed. I love the color scheme and cropping. You have a great eye!

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks so much Carrie. xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:42 am

      It just the best isn’t it? Thanks for the follow I will make sure to check you out too! xx

  7. jessica
    June 13, 2017 / 1:37 am

    absolutely loved this! following you on insta now

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thanks Jessica πŸ™‚ xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thanks so much Bridgette. xx

  8. June 13, 2017 / 2:48 am

    I am a big fan of VSCO. I have a library of settings on a Pinterest board.

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Oh cool, I will for sure check it out! xx

  9. June 13, 2017 / 3:35 am

    I’ve heard of the VSCO app and have it on my phone, but I rarely use it. I really liked the HB1 filter too, so I’ll have to use it more often.

    • June 13, 2017 / 11:54 am

      I didn’t use it at the beginning that much but now just to help me get a similar look for all my pictures it’s amazing. I know I love that filter. xx

  10. June 13, 2017 / 3:46 am

    I have vsco on my phone but haven’t used it. Thanks for the tips can’t wait to find my favorite filter and use it for my next post.

    • June 13, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      You’re welcome! Just have fun with it ;). xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 12:16 pm

      It’s such a good filter isn’t it! I used to be all about the F2 one but since I changed I can’t imagine going back ;). xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      It is. xx

  11. June 13, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Seriously Lea these are some beautiful images! I usually just use Lightroom to edit my photos but I might have to try VSCO!

    • June 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Thanks so much Maya! Oh I wanna try and work with Lightroom too, just have to download the program first ;). No doubt you’ll find something you like with the VSCO app and even if it’s just to play around for yourself. xx

  12. Alvin Lau
    June 13, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I’ve heard of VSCO, but I’ve never actually used it! Great tips for Insta photography!

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      Thanks Alvin, xx

  13. Joscelyn
    June 13, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Love, love, LOVE VSCO! I use it for every insta pic and I use the HB1 filter too! Your feed is beautiful!

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      It’s such a good app isn’t it?! xx

  14. June 13, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I loved this post! I love to see how everyone edits their pictures I use vsco too!

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks Mary. Me too I love being nosy. xx

  15. June 14, 2017 / 3:29 am

    Your pictures are gorgeous. I downloaded Snapseed to play with this summer. I may need to try VSCO, too!

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks Jenn. I tried Snapseed too but it wasn’t what I was looking for. xx

  16. June 14, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I use VSCO every so often and I mixed it in with snapseed. You have such a GORGEOUS insta feed, I love it X

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks lovely. xx

  17. Tereza
    June 15, 2017 / 8:14 am

    I’ve always said that your editing is very unique and I love watching you develop it further. I don’t think you’re doing it on purpose but whenever I look at your photos, the way the cool tones are much more prevalent, I always think of Switzerland! Just the mood of them and everything reminds me of when I lived in Aarwangen. Everything is just so crips and kind of chilly ha! x

    • June 16, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      This is so cool how you see my Insta and yes I do love the crisp look but never thought what it could reflect to others like ;). xx

  18. September 24, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Wow, these are great ideas! I haven’t yet been able to crack the Instagram code for my blog, so I’ll have to try some of these tips. Thank you!

  19. October 28, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Thanks for the tips! I’d heard of the app but didn’t know how good it was for editing photos so I’ll give it a shot (pardon the pun!!) x.

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