Let me tell you how to make your Instagram stories look a lot more professional. They are the creative space that sets you apart. Also, editing on the phone is a lot of fun and really easy to use. I will mention my favorite Lightroom presets for Instagram stories because they are definitely essential for a stylish photo. I will also add my favorite apps for graphics, frames, collages, vintage look and video editing.
Make the blues pop, brighten your photo and get rid of orange skin tones. Choose a style that fits with your personality from vibrant and eye-catching to dark and moody. Stories are great because you can use different lightroom presets there because they will not mess up your feed.
Free Lightroom App
Many useful features are available on this app: from using a custom preset to getting rid of orange tones in your photo. This app is definitely my go-to when it comes to photo editing. It only takes a second for me to apply a preset and after that, I could immediately post on my Instagram. However, if you want to take your Instagram game to the next level, you will need some collages to create your own personal style. Especially, on Instagram stories.
What are My Favorite Lightroom Filters?
I personally like Minimal, Bright & Airy, White, and Brownie the best. If you take a look at these filters, all of them have minimalism in common. I love muted colors and a lot of white space. Less is more with these presets. You do not have to use one preset for your whole feed. Honestly, I do not recommend that. Some photos look better when Minimal presets are applied, and some look better with Bright and Airy.
My own personal rule is to choose at least 6 photos for the feed with the same presets pack. This way the feed looks consistent. However, for Instagram stories I let my mood decide which preset I will use. All of the presets mentioned above work really well together so I really do not stress too much about that. You can even change your style over time. For example, instead of using Minimal presets, you can start using California or Miami during the summer, Fall Vibes or Halloween during autumn. Just keep in mind that this transition has to happen gradually or your feed will not look as good.
Unfold App for Stunning Collages
This app is completely free and you can find different frames and collage options. One of the ways I create more content is by adding photography ideas from Pinterest to my Instagram stories and creating a collage. Having one story per day is a must if you are looking for new followers. It works well for the Instagram algorithm because if you post once a day, Instagram knows that you are an active member of this social media channel. Also, when you post a story, you get a circle element around your profile photo. So when you follow somebody they also see that you are an active account which makes it more likely that they will follow you back.
Nebi App for Faded Look
This app will work perfectly for those who want to create a moody look. For example, if you want your photos to look less commercial and more personal you could add a faded look for it. Also, you can also add flairs and reflections to your photo.
8mm Vintage Camera App
This app is for video editing and most Instagram content creators choose it for a vintage look. The app allows you to choose the century of the 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s or 70s. Some centuries look are paid. However, you can enjoy free features as well. You can also add multiple filters. The other things you can do is to increase or decrease saturation, brightness, noise, shakiness, vintage look stains, light look or burn-in. You can also increase certain colors and add your own individual style to the video. However, this app isn’t my own personal favorite.
YouCut App for Quick Video Edits
I love this app for video editing because I can easily add captions, filters, emojis and easily trim the video. I don’t know about you but I usually have this to trim before I can show the video to the rest of the world. It depends on your content, however, I do find captions very useful because sometimes I don’t feel like listening or don’t have headphones close to me. So then I can easily watch the video.