CEREAL MAGAZINE, courtesy of Kim Nguyen, co-founder of facebook.com/sapbaovn
When it comes to photo editing I never quite know what I want. Like with everything in my life, I'm extremely fickle and inconsistent, yet repetitive in my pattern, when it comes to photo editing. It doesn't change, it just evolves. I admire other people's work, get inspired and slowly work towards that inspiration, influenced by my own likings and style. And then suddenly I don't use A6 for photo editing anymore, but 04 in VSCO, and I have to film a new Youtube tutorial, because people continue to ask me how I edit my photos. That's how life is, and that's what makes it interesting and versatile. If everything stayed the same forever, that'd be way too boring. It also depends a lot on the light and in which climate zone you hustle. I figured out that the light in Europe for instance is way easier to edit to my liking than the harsh and super yellow light in Saigon. While it's not really necessary in Berlin to use Facetune, because the light tends to be more cool most of the time, in Saigon I never get around not using it. The sun makes every single white surface automatically yellow-ish. Facetune is actually an app to tune your face, but we minimalism-loving people often use it to make white surfaces properly white, because lowering saturation will turn yellow-ish into grey instead of white. Anyway, let's come to the point of this post. These days I can never decide whether to put in grain or not. I love grain. Yan Yan Chan does it, Alice does it, a couple of my favourite instagrammers do it, and sometimes I want to do it too. And sometimes I don't. Because I also love the clean and crisp images of so many other bloggers like eggcanvas or Fleur De Mode. I want to be consistent, but it's hard to be consistent if you feel like something different with every new picture to edit. How about you guys ? Do you grain or do you sharpen ?