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Technology: Instagram Blues

Hey guys… So the other day I was explaining to my friend why I’m so obsessed with my Instagram and why I constantly delete photos and re-add them (to my @rose.pendleton IG NOT ROSIESAYSHELLO) 

My main Instagram is more of a portfolio but since I have quite a few trades obviously it’s not all just modeling. It’s supposed to be a “healthy mix” of photos with the following categories:

  • Modeling
  • Acting
  • On Set/Behind the Scenes
  • Events
  • Video
  • Personal
  • Snapchat
  • Photography

However the mix is supposed to have more modeling photos than anything because it’s a portfolio. So to sum it up the posts are supposed to go in the following order:

  • 3-5 modeling photos
  • 1 on set/backstage
  • 1 snapchat
  • 1 photography
  • 1 personal 
  • 1 repost/inspiration/art

With a very SELDOM (very few) posts in the acting, video and event categories. These are supposed to happen like:

  • 1 video after 15-25 posts
  • 1 acting screenshot after 30 posts 
  • 1-3 event photos only when I attend an event

Which brings me to my NEXT area of focus. Color and eye catching ORDER of the posts. When I first started it was a healthy mix of color but I noticed as I went further the colors have patterns and decided to stick with the pattern it tends to start.

For example:


This is the very beginning of my feed. It follows the category order with and is pleasing to the eye/attention grabbing. As I moved on it turned more into a yellow/golden/tan feed:


After the yellow it slowly turned into a blue feed then turned into purple:


After the purple the photos changed to a neutral black, white and gray section:


Then it flowed back into another yellow/tan/golden feed:


Which is where I currently am. The photos must FLOW and gradually change colors. I’m currently trying to get it to go into a mint green then green then blue (because I have a lot of photos to post in these colors). Not ALL photos look good next to each other. It has to have a healthy mix of horizontal and vertical while following the original categories as well as colors…

It’s my art in an art form. This is why the end of the feed which you guys see at the top/beginning is ALWAYS changing/being deleted and reposted. These are the photos I work with. It takes quite a bit of time for me to find a nice flow for the feed and when I don’t like it I just delete all the photos up to the color changing point and start over.

I hope this makes it more clear why my Instagram is always changing. I also have a lot of old photos that are really good and I want to post and I’d like to post all my old photos from specific things like events (but I can’t just post ALL THE EVENTS AT ONCE) because that’s too many events they need to be spread out. Does that make sense?

It needs to flow with the categories, color and have an eye grabbing appeal for not just myself but others as well ūüôā 

I love finishing a section because since it takes so much time and I spend a lot of time on it its a very good feeling to finally like a section. Haha. I hope you guys look at my Instagram in a different way because like I said its my art inside of art! 

Have a good day guys!! 

Rose

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Photography: Editing Tutorial – “Spring Fling” (Soft & Warm Photos)

Hey guys! So I wanted to share this editing tutorial on making the photos a nice “SPRING” color. ¬†This varies depending on the colors of the original photo. ¬†I decided to take a few “off color” photos to show you how to change it entirely. All I did was change the white balance on my camera so the photos came out a little blue tinted instead of bright/white. Check it out.

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Ok, so these are the “original” photos taken purposely for this tutorial (which is why they aren’t in the previous blog…) I rarely edit photos on my computer anymore. It’s more OCCASIONAL, simply because editing them on my phone is a lot easier. ¬†The program I use it called “Afterlight” and it’s $1.99, but you could follow these steps on an computer. ¬†The “REAL” steps don’t start until STEP FIVE. ¬† The first few steps are just to show you how to make your photo “normal color” in the event of just learning photography.

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This is what the program looks like when you are choosing the photo you want to edit.

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After opening it, the editing tools come up.  Here are the steps I took to edit the photos.  The original photos we not blue so they start at step 3.

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The first thing is to drop down the saturation a little bit so it’s not quite so blue, but NOT too much because we are also going to change the temperature of the photo.

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After dropping the saturation, head over to “temperature” or “warmth” depending on the editor (obviously on the computer this would be a bit different). ¬†Add temperature to make the colors more of a normal color, but do not over do it because you don’t want the photo to be orange tinted.

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Now that you have a “normal colored” photo, add some brightness. ¬†Again we are also going to change the exposure so, judge based on your photo. ¬†THE NEXT STEP IS WHERE YOU START ON A REGULAR PHOTO.

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THIS IS WHERE YOU START WITH A “REGULAR” photo aka one that is NOT blue tinted

After you add some brightness, you are also going to add exposure which is why you don’t want to OVER add the brightness. ¬†The extra exposure gives it a lighter effect so we can turn the color into a “light soft spring feel”.

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Once you add exposure (just a tiny bit don’t overexpose it too much). ¬†Add some HIGHLIGHTS to the photo to make some of the colors pop.

I ACCIDENTLY DELETED THESE NEXT TWO STEPS IN PHOTOS SO PAY ATTENTION TO THE TEXT!

NEXT YOU ARE GOING TO ADD A LOT (I added 100%)¬†OF SHADOWS! It’s going to bring out the gray in the photo, but it’s also going to give it the effect of the “Spring” time that you want. ¬†The next step after you add shadow, is add a TINY bit of contrast, just to make it bright.

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The last step is to “sharpen the image” I usually only do 50% so it’s not TOO sharp, but you can also leave this last step out for a softer look.

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Photo Diary: April Showers Brings May Flowers (Digital Photography)

I am so sorry I’ve been really behind on posting! It’s been super hectic in my life, yesterday I did a FOUR hour photoshoot for a magazine feature on me (more about that later!) these photos were taken about a week or two ago when I was on a walk with my mother! So in love! What do you think? I also added them to the gallery. I have a LOT more to post including another photo diary PLUS an editing tutorial on how I got these to look like a “light spring” photo or so I’d like to call it haha.

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What do you think? I’m obsessed with the editing of them, that’s why I’m going to share it with you in the next post! Let me know what you think! I’m so happy it’s Spring now! Ha!

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