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The Perfect Instagram Photo

Å ta det perfekte Instagram bildet er en kunst i seg selv. Det ligger mye arbeid bak en gjennomført feed, og gode bilder. Det er alltid inspirerende å oppdage nye Instagram profiler, hvor både bildene og stilen er gjennomført. Det viktigste av alt er klare bilder. Klare bilder er lettere å redigere, og gjør at Instagram profilen din virker mer profesjonell. Jeg bruker både iPhone kamera mitt og mitt vanlige speilrefleks kamera når jeg skal ta bilder til Instagram.

Det neste som er viktig er redigeringsapper som VSCOCAM og AfterLight. Jeg redigerer så og si alle bildene mine i VSCOCAM først, før jeg så redigerer bildene i AfterLight. Det tar kanskje litt ekstra tid, men resultatet er verdt det. I VSCOCAM bruker jeg filteret A5 eller HB1 eller HB2. Kommer ann på fargene i bildet, før jeg så bruker filteret Elm i AfterLight. Bildene på bloggen redigeres via Adobe Photoshop. Jeg bruker Adobe Photoshop CS7.  Jeg bruker ikke noe spesielt filter. Jeg justerer kun på belysningen.

For å finne ut hvordan bildet ville sett ut i Instagram feeden min så har jeg en app som heter Preview. Denne er appen er helt genial. Den lar deg se hvordan Instagram feeden din vil se ut med et eller flere bilder. Hvis jeg har flere bilder som skal legges ut på Instagram så laster jeg gjerne opp alle disse samtidig for å se hvilket bilde som burde legges ut først og hvilken rekkefølge bildene burde legges ut i.

//Taking the perfect Instagram photo is an art in itself. There’s a lot of work behind a good feed and good photos. It’s always inspiring to discover new Instagram profiles, where both the photos and the feed looks perfect. The most important thing is to have clear and sharp images, because clear photos are easier to edit. I usually use my iPhone camera and my regular SLR camera when taking photos for Instagram. 

The next step is to edit the photos. App’s like VSCOCAM and AfterLight are important to have. I edit almost all of my photos through VSCOCAM before adding a filter in AfterLight. It may take some time, but the result is worth it. In VSCOCAM I use the filter A5, HB1 or HB2. It depends on the colours in the photos, and then I use the filter “Elm” in AfterLight. The pictures on the blog are edited in Adobe Photoshop. I use Adobe Photoshop CS7. I don’t use a particular filter in Adobe. I just edit the lighting. 

To find out how the picture would look in my Instagram feed, I use an app named Preview. This app is genius. It lets you see how your Instagram feed would look like with one or more photos. If I have several photos that needs to be published on Instagram I just upload all of these together and then play around with them to see which order they should be published in. 

Hotel Opera Richepanse

One of the hardest things when you travel is to find the perfect hotel that has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. When I’m looking for a hotel in a new city I always look at the location, cleanliness, bed, room size, breakfast opportunity (even though I always eat breakfast outside of the hotel) and other facilities at the hotel (gym, spa etc.). Through my lifetime, I’ve travelled a lot, and I’ve never found a hotel that I’m 100% comfortable with, until now.
Hotel Opera Richepanse is the hotel I stayed at in Paris. We stayed for three nights. We originally ordered a Superior room, but we were upgraded the minute we came. We were treated with macarons in the hotel room, and the luggage was brought to the room by the hotel personnel. The hotel is a boutique hotel, so everything at the hotel is beautifully detailed.

The hotel is located at Madeleine in Paris, which is very central. Around the corner you will find stores like Chanel, Prada, Fendi, Zara etc, food stores and cafes like Pret a Manger, Carrefour, Laduree. Champs Elysees is in walking distance, as well as Louvre. The location is perfect.

Big, bright room!


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