Shooting + Editing on iPhone

Friday, December 29

Portrait Mode and VSCO X

The most asked question I get on Instagram is what app or filter I'm using.

All my pictures are via my iPhone. I think that's the point of "insta"gram but more importantly, I'm too lazy to drag my DSLR around and transfer images back and forth.

So, we have the same camera.

Some of my pictures are on an iPhone 5S because how do you shoot  a picture of your current iPhone when you want to be an obnoxious Instagram purist? Yes. Your old iPhone that's lying around.

I've had an Instagram account since 2011!  I still have some of those few pictures I posted then. It's like a journal at this point. I wear my valencia overuse proudly! 
At the time, I had multiple folders (before you could have multiple pages) with dozens of apps. I now stick with three editing apps and recently added two camera apps. But still use the default camera 97% of the time.

The apps I use, with the exception of one, have In-App Purchases. I'm including the memberships and/or filter packs offered within them. They're worth it. Play around with the brightness, contrast, strength and every other option. It's the best way achieve whatever look/style you have in mind. and learn new ones.

December Wallpapers

Friday, December 1


These last few weeks I've been on that warm "Autumn" mood when it comes to editing my pictures. There's something comforting and cozy about it. A couple of days ago, in preparation for this month's wallpaper, I set up a little winter photoshoot on my coffee table. Said "mood" made it's way into the final photographs, of course. And I'm quite in love with it. It could be due to the laborious clean up forcing me to love it (regardless) for the sake of not hating myself. 

I have a couple of extra wallpapers I'm going to share thorough-out December so check back for that. 
There's also a collage of photographs with the iPhone X that's coming in the next week. Not a review; just pretty pictures, what apps I'm using lately and filters. (the questions I get asked the most)

Now for the thing you're all here for! 

From left to right. They're all larger sized to fit all devices.

For January, I'm thinking of removing the calendar portion of the wallpaper and just posting a couple of themed (by month/season) ones. A collection like this months. Let me know if the calendar is something you like and use. -- Message me via any social media account.