Most bloggers get questions sent to them over email or DMs quite frequently. I try to answer them as they come in, sometimes in Q&A blog posts, or refer the asker to a more in-depth answer I’d given in a YouTube video or older blog post. In recent weeks, I’ve gotten more questions about editing photos for my blog and Instagram than ever before. Though there are a few, “I LOVE your edits, how do you do them?” the questions mainly were about how editing works and how it can transform a photo.
I had the idea to send the same unedited photo to a bunch of bloggers I’m friends with, in networking groups with, or follow on IG. How different would the final photos be? Would there be any edits I preferred to my own? How did someone’s content verticals or geographical location influence their editing style?
Below are all of the final edited photos. I’ve included everyone’s blog link as well as where they’re based to help give you some info but also let you make your own judgments on the correlation between their websites, their personalities, and their edits. I encourage you to poke around their blogs and their IG feeds to get more of a sense of their vibe, and what factors ultimately gave them the style they have. I’m sure I’ll be sharing my personal hypothesis at some point but I want this to be as objective as possible!
I hope this goes to show the power of editing, transforming photos from one thing to another entirely.
Note: I got an OVERWHELMING amount of responses when I asked for submissions to this post – to everyone who offered to help, thank you so much! I could only include so many photos, and I tried to showcase different types of editing.
This photo was taken in September on a Canon DSLR with a 50mm lens. I made no adjustments to the lighting or colors.
And now… the edits! including my own 🙂
New York, NY – Keep Calm and Chiffon
Fort Wayne, IN – Caitlin Eliza
Chicago, IL – Marvelous in the Midwest
New York, NY – When & Wear
New York, NY – Pineapples & Prosecco
New York, NY – No Repeats or Hesitations
Chicago, IL – Emma Lenhart
New York, NY – Gabby Whiten
Lafayette, IN – Kayla Lynn Creative
Gretna, VA – She Bold Life
New York, NY – Lifestyles by Lauren
Salt Lake City, UT – Lauryncakes
Bakersfield, CA – Lizzie in Lace
Chicago, IL – Sophisticaition
Chicago, IL – Bowtiful Life
Philadelphia, PA – Paint the Town Chic
Savannah, GA – A Sparkle Factor
Chicago, IL – Dress Well Travel Often
Which version of the photo best fits you and your vibe? Do you see any correlation between someone’s personality and their editing style? Let me know below!