Did you know that you could take a simple picture with your phone, then edit it, and make it look like it was taken by a professional photographer using some thousand-dollar DSLR? Oh, yes you can!
Thanks to picture editing, you can work magic on your photos to make them look a million times better. I usually use Picasa to edit my pictures. It’s a free software application that allows you to manipulate your images in a good number of ways.
Before posting my photos online, I normally polish them with the very simple edits below:
1. Crop the picture.
To make sure you only have the necessary elements within your frame.
2. Adjust brightness.
Photos originally appear a little bit too dark and need just a bit of brightening up to bring them to life.
3. Add saturation.
This is a sent-from-above effect. Throw in a little concentration here and there and your pictures will look heavenly.
4. Reduce warmth.
Looking red in photos is not a thing. I’ve been guilty of this before, so believe me when I tell yah, it ain’t a thing.
5. Use filters, sparingly.
This one’s subjective and is based on your preference. Try out all the filters out there and decide which ones make your photos look amazing. 🙂 Don’t overdo it, though.
Always be kind.