I took this shot yesterday. We drove out of London to visit the RHS Garden Hyde Hall – plentiful with flowers and a play area for Gus. I shot on my Pen E-PL7 with a 45mm lens. I always select my focal point (I never have it set to centre automatically) and to optimise blur potential I had the aperture wide open at 1.8 and exposure at 0.7 – it was very bright! I shot on square format which is super useful for Instagram.
Importing on my phone, I edited on VSCO with the G1 filter at max (I usually dial down but on this occasion I wanted max dreaminess). Before applying the filter I always play around with the editing tools – lightening the exposure, sharpening, desaturating (quite a lot on this one as it my want right now!), softening highlights and upping the contrast.
I then check how it will look in my gallery by previewing in my VSCO grid gallery. Pretty obsessive, I know, but it means if a photo doesn’t sit right composition or colourwise you can decide on it before publishing.
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