Meet Charlotte. She’s my new buddy. She dropped by the other day and now we hang out together regularly.
She’s lovely, huh? She sports a pretty yellow polka dot frock and her legs go on forever.
So we did a little photo shoot with my trusty iPhone, and of course I had to do some post-processing to do Charlotte’s beauty justice. For this photo editing I only used the apps Snapseed and VSCOcam on my iPhone; who needs fancy schmancy software when you can get everything done with a few favorite apps?
One of my favorite iPhone photo editing workflows features Snapseed followed by VSCOcam. I start with Snapseed and then put a few finishing touches with VSCOcam. Easy peasy and fun, too!
Anyway, I’ve told Charlotte all about you, and she thought I should share my iPhone photo editing workflow with you. She’s a giver, she is.
Without further ado, here you go.
iPhone photo editing tips. The complete mobile photography editing workflow.
Oh hello new spider friend outside my window. 1 of 10
I like the clever zig-zag on your web. And your zippy yellow spots complement beautifully the orange on your legs. Thanks for setting up your home outside of my window. I just had to take a photo of you and your pretty self.
I shall call her Charlotte. 2 of 10
The photo doesn't do her justice. So I opened it up in Snapseed and started by adjusting the contrast; this is the relationship between the light and dark parts of a photograph. I bumped it up quite a bit, which made the brights brighter and the darks darker.
Because she worked so hard on that spiderweb… 3 of 10
I sharpened up the image a bit. This makes everything more defined...kind of like adjusting the focus. Look at how her zig-zags shine!
Now I bump up the structure. 4 of 10
See how it makes the details pop? Charlotte is going to love how those spots of hers really steal the show!
Charlotte and her zig-zag web needed a little ambiance. 5 of 10
This gives her even more POP off of the background. Ambiance control is like contrast...it helps balance the light in an image. Since she was getting a lot of light from behind her, I added ambiance to help to reduce the flatness in the image.
And now we’re done with Snapseed. Onto VSCOcam! 6 of 10
Open up the VSCOcam filters by clicking that little paintbrush.
Have you never been mellow? 7 of 10
Charlotte is no garden-variety garden spider, so she needed a little mystery added to her photo. VSCOcam's F2 filter did the trick...a bit of mellow. Perfect for hanging around.
A wee bump on the highlights. 8 of 10
Just to brighten it all up a tad.
And the slightest punch on the shadows. 9 of 10
Those long legs needed to be emphasized.
Tada! Beautiful Charlotte. 10 of 10
My new buddy. All prettied up by Snapseed and VSCOcam and my trusty iPhone.
Here’s a before and after-
What’s your favorite photo editing app? Share in the comments!