How Do You Edit Your Photos On The Road? Editing For Social On The Fly

A constant question during the #SkyTeamRTW journey was enquiring how I was editing my photos for real time social media publishing.

 

As the round the world social media campaign was created by, and undertaken by, a long time professional news photographer (namely Me) , the logical answer would have been Photo Mechanic to sort and Photoshop to edit … but that was not the case.   Given that the entire #SkyTeamRTW project was shot with a mix of an iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, all of the editing, and subsequent cataloging on the road was done entirely with iPhone Apps. Every photo had the same process.

 

All photos were selected in iPhoto (now “Photos” on iOS 8), followed by the app’s white balance selection tool. The photos were saved then opened in the Snapseed App, applying between +5 and +15 with HDR Scape, +5 Details, then cropping to a square for Instagram.  Once done with Snapseed, the image files were opened in Any Mark to add the #SkyTeamRTW logo into the image. From there the final image was uploaded to Instagram.

 

While three apps and multiple steps were used for every image that appeared, the process is very quick and very easy. Less than one minute was spent editing each image to allow every photo to have a similar visual style.

 

I encourage every traveler to try different apps, regardless of what phone they use to shoot photos while they travel, and find what works for them.   If you need help with your photos, consider joining the weekly #TravelPics travel chat on Twitter, you can find a great group of travelers and photographers every Monday at 3:00pm EST.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish 

 

#SkyTeamRTW in New York City

#SkyTeamRTW in New York City

#SkyTeamRTW in San Francisco

#SkyTeamRTW in San Francisco

#SkyTeamRTW watching young romance under a setting sun in Sydney

#SkyTeamRTW watching young romance under a setting sun in Sydney

#SkyTeamRTW at morning prayer in Taipei

#SkyTeamRTW at morning prayer in Taipei

#SkyTeamRTW lost along the side streets of Tokyo

#SkyTeamRTW lost along the side streets of Tokyo

#SkyTeamRTW gets a tour of Seoul with the Seoul Police.

#SkyTeamRTW gets a tour of Seoul with the Seoul Police.

#SkyTeamRTW arrives in Guangzhou

#SkyTeamRTW arrives in Guangzhou

#SkyTeamRTW in Bangkok

#SkyTeamRTW in Bangkok

#SkyTeamRTW hanging out with orphan elephants in Nairobi.

#SkyTeamRTW hanging out with orphan elephants in Nairobi.

#SkyTeamRTW takes in Amsterdam early in the morning.

#SkyTeamRTW takes in Amsterdam early in the morning.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoying a gorgeous afternoon in London.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoying a gorgeous afternoon in London.

#SkyTeamRTW among the lovers on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

#SkyTeamRTW among the lovers on the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

#SkyTeamRTW in Madrid

#SkyTeamRTW in Madrid

#SkyTeamRTW enjoys the serenity of being alone in a football stadium in Buenos Aires.

#SkyTeamRTW enjoys the serenity of being alone in a football stadium in Buenos Aires.

#SkyTeamRTW's last stop, home, New York.

#SkyTeamRTW’s last stop, home, New York.

Last photo of the #SkyTeamRTW bag with airline crew members, departing EZE for JFK.

Last photo of the #SkyTeamRTW bag with airline crew members, departing EZE for JFK.

The #SkyTeamRTW Bag goes home to SkyTeam's HQ at AMS.

The #SkyTeamRTW Bag goes home to SkyTeam’s HQ at AMS.

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