How I edit my ‘insta worthy’ iPhone photos


Today I’m going to share with you guys how I edit the photos I take on my iPhone and make them “insta worthy” shots. I’ve had a lot of people comment on my photos, saying they enjoy my editing/ asking what my process is so for all who are wondering, here ya go!

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

I usually take my photos using the standard apple camera but recently started taking shots in Lightroom Mobile. Here you can switch your lighting settings up for a more professional look. Once in the Lightroom camera, I switch from Automatic to Professional camera mode, then adjust the white balance to my surroundings. I usually take my pictures using florescent  or daylight WB. Then I adjust the exposure and toggle with the ISO, but for the picture I’m using below, I left ISO on auto.

Once I’ve adjusted all these things, I take the shot and continue to edit the photo using Lightroom. At this point, I don’t mess with much other than increasing the exposure, contrast and change the temp to a colder tone.

I save that to my camera, then open up my favorite app in the whole wide world, VSCO. While in VSCO, I usually pick from four different presets because I like to keep my Insta feed and story consistent.

The four color presets I use are: A4, A5, A6, A7

And the B&W presets are: B2, B4, X1, X2

After picking my filter (for this photo, I chose A7), I go in and edit the preset by adjusting the exposure and contrast a bit more, up the saturation a bit, then add a bit of grain to get a #lookslikefilm look, and last I add a slight fade.


I don’t have a specific number that I go to for all these adjustments because it looks different for every photo, so adjust how you like.


Here are some other photos I’ve taken and edited using this process.


So there you have it, that is just about my normal editing process for my iPhone photography and it’s not too long of a process. Thanks for reading my post! Please like, comment and share if you enjoyed!

Cheers, Bren

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