Friday, 15 November 2013
I don't usually go for brightly coloured shoes but this was a spare of the moment decision and I was going abroad the next day so I needed another pair of fresh trainers.
I have the green and black version of these and you can throw them together with anything and they match, but not with these bad boys, I've worn them twice already and I've came to the conclusion they're hard to pair up with things.
I've been wearing them with a crisp plain white t-shirt and a pair of basic black skinny jeans from Zara. On the other hand they're super comfy but out of my mini collection of roshe's I prefer the black version.
Thursday, 14 November 2013
I've received a few comments on my Instagram photo's asking how I edit them so I decided to make a quick post. It's not complicated at all but you may need to spend the odd few £'s to get the finished “vintage” look/feel. I use at most three apps, Instagram, VSCO, Whitagram and sometimes Afterlight for texture purposes.
Since getting the iPhone 5 I've started leaving my camera at home and using my iPhone, the quality isn't as good obviously but it does the job and the images end up turning out pretty good - it's also much easier than carrying a big camera about with you, instead you can use your compact iPhone.
Anyway, onto the apps.
VSCO: (free) - If you want clean looking/vintage photo filters I think VSCO cam is the best app out there. It comes with 10 basic vintage filters but you can purchase apps from the in-app store, they can be quite pricey but I've been buying them since last year and now have the full collection. They start at .69p and the most expensive one is £3.99, which is a pack. One of the best features of this app is that it doesn't compress down your images and they render in high quality. VSCO also gives you the choice to add grain, sharpen your images, edit with the contrast and many other basic image editing tools you would expect to find in a photo editing app. After trying out almost all of the popular image editing apps on the App store VSCO is my favourite and I think I'll be sticking to this for a while.
Afterlight: (.69p) - Afterlight is what I first used before I discovered VSCO, these two apps are very similar but to me Afterlight has way too many filters and they're all more pink toned and a bit harsh. I sometimes use Afterlight to add a texture to my photo's if I want them to look grunge or scratched but I don't recommend it for editing the full photo.
iMovie: (free) - I've only recently just downloaded iMovie, for the simple reason to add music to an Instagram video but upload it as an image if you know what I mean? I haven't actually uploaded a Instagram post like this but I thought it was a neat idea. I like how easy this app is to use but I'm still looking for a way to use it.
Whitagram: (.69p) - I think they've made this app free now but I'm quite sure I paid for it, besides the point but everyone went mad for this app when the trend first started appearing on Instagram. I went over the top at first and used it on every single post I made but I managed to get rid of my whitagram craze and now I only use it occasionally. This app is pretty handy when your image is too big to fit into Instagram's infamous cropped square. All round the app is pretty basic but gives your photo's a sleek finish.
Pic Stitch: (free) - Another passing trend what we've seen on Instagram is Pic Stitch but like Whitagram it always comes in handy. It's good for when I've taken a selection of photo's from the same place & wanna' merge them all together and upload at once. I think Pic Stitch is the best app for collating your photo's together. Here's an example [x].
That concludes my “How I edit Instagram photo's” even though this turned into me mostly reviewing haha! If you have any questions leave me them in the comments.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
I haven't been on here for a while but I thought I'd write up a post and tell you about my short trip to Tenerife back in August. Not much happened apart from a lot of eating, drinking and sunbathing but I hardly took any photo's on my camera, simply because I was too lazy to lug it around with me. It was your basic all inclusive holiday although I would of preferred to be away with my friends I wasn't gonna' turn down a cheap holiday at the end of summer away!
Apart from getting ill and vomiting everywhere, I had a rather good time with my family even though we didn't do much. I put on at least a stone from making endless trips to the pool side snack bar. Whoops!
I ended up using my iPhone for photo's and yes, they are the stereotypical touristy shots haha.