I Let Different Bloggers Edit My IG Photo

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’ve been able to share the apps I use for my Instagram feed as well as general information on Lightroom, but I felt a bit stumped on how to show my readers the true power of an edit.

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.

Before

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 🙂

Austen

New York, NY – Keep Calm and Chiffon

Caitlin

Fort Wayne, IN – Caitlin Eliza

Cara

Chicago, IL – Marvelous in the Midwest

Caroline

New York, NY – When & Wear

Danielle

New York, NY – Pineapples & Prosecco

Emily

New York, NY – No Repeats or Hesitations

Emma

Chicago, IL – Emma Lenhart

Gabby

New York, NY – Gabby Whiten

Kayla

Lafayette, IN – Kayla Lynn Creative

Jasmine

Gretna, VA – She Bold Life

Lauren

New York, NY – Lifestyles by Lauren

Lauryn

Salt Lake City, UT – Lauryncakes

Lizzie

Bakersfield, CA – Lizzie in Lace

Me

Chicago, IL – Sophisticaition

Megan

Chicago, IL – Bowtiful Life

Priyanka

Philadelphia, PA – Paint the Town Chic

Stephanie

Savannah, GA – A Sparkle Factor

Yasmina

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!

XO Cait

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13 Comments

  1. Bree wrote:

    I love this idea!

    •Bree
    LetsBeBreef.com/blog

    Posted 2.25.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      thanks so much! I love seeing everyone’s photos next to one another 🙂

      Posted 2.25.19 Reply
  2. Liz wrote:

    This was SUCH a fun post! I love seeing how everyone edits the same photo – so many amazing styles! Thank you so much for including me <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    Posted 2.25.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      of course – your pink editing style is iconic and I feel honored to have a piece of it on my blog!! <3

      Posted 2.25.19 Reply
      • Liz wrote:

        Ahhhh you’re the sweetest! Thanks girlie <3

        Posted 2.26.19 Reply
  3. Silvia wrote:

    There certainly is! My editing style for example is colourful, high-contrast with a bit of sharpening. And my personal style is certainly colourful and a bit dramatic.

    Posted 2.25.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      ah so cool to hear! thanks for reading <3

      Posted 2.26.19 Reply
  4. Brooklyn wrote:

    This is such a cool idea! I love seeing the different perspectives each blogger has for the same photo. Super fun!

    Posted 2.25.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      thanks so much!!

      Posted 2.26.19 Reply
  5. Jasmine wrote:

    It’s so much fun watching others edit these photos and I’m so glad I could be a apart of it! I found some new fave editing styles myself in these!!

    Posted 2.26.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      thank you for being a part of this 🙂

      Posted 2.26.19 Reply
  6. Mariah wrote:

    Love this! What a cool concept! It’s amazing how many different ways there are to edit one photo and how everyone has a different style. I think this totally proves how blogging isn’t dead. Different people gravitate toward different styles. It’s why theres room in this industry for everyone.

    http://moosmusing.com

    Posted 2.26.19 Reply
    • Caitlin wrote:

      agree! thanks for reading 🙂

      Posted 2.26.19 Reply

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