Clicked some awesome photographs? Now its time to give some touch up to your photographs with Instagram. Here are some tips from Mashable.
Techniques: Dodged center, slight exposure.
Effect: The increased exposure seems to add more light, which oddly enough, can often make a photo appear harsh.
When to use it: The darker the photo, the more pronounced the filter effect. Use Amaro to give a photo an aged appearance, as if you’d left the photograph out in the sun too long.
Techniques: Slight exposure, warm temperature, yellow tint.
Effect: The Rise filter adds a golden glow, which paints any picture in a softer, more forgiving light.
When to use it: On a close-up photo of your teenager’s pimply skin.
Techniques: Dodged center, heightened shadows, cool tint.
Effect: Hudson alters the light in your photo, making it appear icy. The photo on the left could very well have been taken on a warm fall day, but the photo at right appears wintry and cold.
When to use it: Outdoors, especially when photographing architecture for a modern, sleek vibe.
Techniques: High exposure, low contrast, slightly dodged center.
Effect: This filter infuses a cloudy quality to a photo, almost as if you were daydreaming.
When to use it: Sierra can easily wash skin tones out, so reserve it for timeless still life and landscape shots.
Techniques: High saturation, warm temperature.
Effect: As if you clicked the auto-enhance button in a basic photo editing tool, Lo-Fi adds instantly rich colors and strong shadows.
When to use it: Food porn!
Techniques: Vignette corners, warm temperature, sepia tint.
Effect: This is the exact photo effect I imagine for old western photos. The golden-red tones invoke past times, while the vignette effect retains drama.
Techniques: Burned edges, dramatic highlights and shadows.
Effect: Sutro adds a sinister tone to nearly every photo, combining both richness and Gothicism.
When to use it: The next time you photograph vampires.
What it does: Dodged center, vignette edges, sherbet tint.
Effect: Although several of Instagram’s filters feature shadowed edges, Toaster’s vignette is dramatic, adding an aged, burnt quality to your images.
When to use it: When you wish to focus a subject or object in the center of the frame and tilt-shift just won’t cut it.
What it does: Metallic tint, high exposure, high contrast.
Effect: Brannan richens deep colors while softening neutrals, adding a sepia-like effect to your photos à la 19th century.
When to use it: Perfect for dramatic shadows, whether close-up or from a distance.
Techniques: Zero color saturation.
Effect: Black and white, plain and simple.
When to use it: With striking shadows and plays of light. I always use Inkwell when photographing chandeliers, for example.