Seek it and wait for it

Samsung Galaxy S4 x Style Slicker

Samsung Galaxy S4 x Style Slicker

Samsung Galaxy S4 x Style Slicker

Samsung Galaxy S4 x Style Slicker

Samsung Galaxy S4 x Style Slicker

I often get asked what kind of photo editing app and camera phone I use to make Instagram photos look crisp, light and uber b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.  I’ve been an avid Android user for a good few years and I love it, most of my Instagram photos were taken with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3, and not until recently I was given a S4* to play with.  Honestly, there’s not a lot of difference in design and build, thankfully I’ve managed to fit into my (still brand new) S3 Cliche phone case.  The device is a few millimetres fatter, better screen quality with a 5in full HD super Amoled (at 1920 x 1080) display, no wonder I was given a lot of compliments by strangers and friends alike.  Great camera, produces sharp and enrich photo quality.  I have to say, it’s better than its predecessor.  Last but not least, for photo editing app, I generally use Snapseed (won best mobile photo app category in 2012) for basic adjustments and other filtering options, or Photoshop Touch for advanced photo touch-ups, enhancements and other elements.  Sounds like there’s a lot of editing involved and time consuming, but it helps to advanced your taste in editing.  Not so keen?  Just follow the basic elements – look for the light, subject, composition, moment, colour palette, envision and timing.  It doesn’t always happen, you seek the elements and wait for it to happen.

*Samsung has provided me with a Samsung Galaxy S4 handset for the purpose of providing a part-review post, all 6 featured photos were taken with Samsung Galaxy S4 and edited with Snapseed.


14 comments

  1. Your Instagram photos have such great lighting and contrast, I admire them very much.

  2. I hear wonderful things about Snapseed, how improves the look of your photos, I think I will have a go but first I would need to upgrade my phone. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gorgeous!
    I think it is seriously time for me to upgrade my phone! I generally use Afterlight and VSCO, which I adore – but have heard wonderful things about Snapseed – so perhaps I should be switching!

    Thank you for sharing, and as always your photography is beautiful! x

  4. Great review. I still can’t believe you shot that picture of your sister applying mascara with the S4, it look as though it was taken from a dslr. Incredible.

  5. No wonder your photos look so stunning. Thanks for sharing us your basic tips.

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