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Instagram Guide for Black & White Feed

Craving for Black and White feed on Instagram? You’re simply on the right page!

Since I have received tons of request for photo editing guide after “VSCO Filters that Fashions Bloggers Use on Instagram” has been the most hit blog-post for the last few months until now, I decided to create one instagram account for your instation (Instagram Inspiration)!

                                       

Black and white are people’s favorite monochrome colors. Until I once heard a phrase saying, “I will stop wearing black until I see darker color”.

That sounds legit.

Alright, without any pleonastic intros, I divided 3 simple steps to help you achieving the perfect instagram feed that you’ve been yearning for!

STEP 1 

Go outside, take pictures, collect moments and sift the best ones. The first photo editor I always (until it has become an obligation) use is Snapseed. For an example, I will edit a picture of coffee that I took a few weeks ago.

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I usually adjust the brightness, contrast, ambience, highlights and shadows with this photo editor because it gives the best of the best resolution of the picture you want to edit. And that’s why I love to use this app so much!

STEP 2

When you’ve got your own perfect resolution, you better move to VSCOCAM. I am definitely sure that everyone is already familiar with this app.

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For B&W feed, I prefer to use B5 filter because the color of black in this filter looks very dense. B5 is a free filter by VSCOCAM, thus you can download it anytime you want. Besides that, I usually adjust the strength of filter to +8 for maximum or +5 for minimum. And also, add a little touch of fade effect for approximately +3 or +2 if you want to lower the contrast.

STEP 3

One more step for photo editing. The last photo editor that I use is Afterlight. If you want to give a little touch of frame around your picture, you may add it for approximately +35.

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For the shape of its frame is definitely up to you. You can use round, hexagonal, triangle or anything. I prefer square because I want to accentuate more the essence of the picture not the art of the picture itself.

STEP 4

People usually post quotes to express what they’re feeling at the moment, but to me, not really. I use quotes to intensify the aesthetic touch for my instagram feed. Thus, I usually keep several quotes on my phone before uploading it.

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After the picture has been perfectly edited, now it’s time for you to adjust your instagram feed. I wanted to create a chess feed, and I finally found the pattern for this feed, :

with frame + no frame + with frame + no frame + quote + no frame + with frame + no frame + with frame

But however, you can imagine it by yourself for your own perfect feed. And this is how mine looks like,

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Voila! Interested enough to do the following guides? If you are, you can get yourself updated with the latest instagram feed on @lefleurenoire because I will update more new filters with different aesthetics for your instation! 🙂


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7 Photo Editors I Have On My Phone

A cake wouldn’t look pretty without icing, and so is a photo. A photo wouldn’t look beautiful without filter.

I like spending my free time editing pictures on my phone, creating new filters on my own and enjoy the beauty. Besides editing pictures, I absolutely like taking pictures. People think I use SLR/DSLR camera or any other expensive ones because the quality of my posts on instagram look very clear. Actually I only use my old Sony CyberShot Digital Camera with 10.1 megapixel, but I’m still saving to get the new one so I can do vlogging 🙂

Here are my favorite 10 photo editors I use on my phone,

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VSCOCAM

It must be the most popular one, I think you already know about this one better than me, eh? Tumblr girls mostly use this app for their pictures.

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Afterlight

The dusty effect and polaroid frame are the favorite ones from this app. I love the filters but honestly not as much as I do with the filters by vscocam.

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Snapseed

I think this one more fits with photographers or the ones who tend to use lack of filter or maybe not even use any filters. It’s better to adjust the brightness, contrast, highlights and stuff using snapseed because I think their quality is way higher than any other apps.

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PicsArt

The most useful one, I think this app is like windows 8 because everything at once. It has a lot of features, such as various filters, stickers, frames, background and many more. I usually edit my pic to get mirror effect with picsart.

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Fragment

To the ones who like prismatic photo effects, I think this one is good for you.

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This one is my favorite to make ads for my giveaway. You can immediately go to this app to add some cool quotes after editing your pic on Fragment, so tumblr!

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Polypic

Make amazing and beautiful photos by various polygons! And also, if you want to blur something, this app is the right one. Never thought blurry pictures could be finally called fine art.

So, those are my favorite photo editors I always use to edit my pictures before uploading them on IG. But most of the time, I use VSCOCAM. Kindly follow my instagram ( @pranichia ) to also get the latest updates of stylebychia!


Credits

featured image by simplysusane.wordpress.com


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