A few instagram pics from my vacation in Skagen last week.

I love to go there to relax and unplug, meditate on top of the dunes, bike around with my camera and buy fresh fish at the harbor early in the morning.

I´m so often asked how I edit my iPhone pictures. But editing is not my secret to good photos.

Here´s the thing:

INSTAGRAM TIP

Wanna take better pictures with your phone camera?

Photographing in good light is key. Always be aware of the light surrounding you.

The better the light, the better your photos + you´ll need less editing (if any at all). Look for soft natural, ambient light.

Avoid using the flash. Keep an eye out for shadows, reflections and harsh sunlight.

The more you test the light, by taking test shots and moving around your object/subject the better your chance to nail it.

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Peonies Mac Wallpaper by Christina Greve

Are you enjoying the Summer? I sure am :-)

Right now I´m taking time off with my family. Enjoying the slow life, the sunshine and the quiet moments.

To celebrate this lovely time, I made a little present for you; a FREE desktop wallpaper.

Download your Pink Peonies Wallpaper here

Talk soon,

Christina

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photo editing apps

As the Instagram + iPhone super-fan I am, I have tested quite a few photo editing apps. Some apps are great, some to advanced for my taste and some are…well, not so good.

For me a great app is one that is intelligent in the way it´s set up. I want to be able to edit my iPhone photos fast and on the go. If I can create a look I like in just a few seconds I´m happy.

Today I´ll share with you my 6 favorite editing apps:

1. PicFX

I love PicFX! Maybe the app I use the most. It´s regularly updated with fresh new filters and overlays. PicFX has many options like film filters, retro filters, vintage style filters as well as light leak overlays. Most importantly I find it easy and logical to navigate in. What makes me go back to PicFX again and again is that I can control how much or how little of the filter effect I want to add. That´s really great!

2. MagicHour

MagicHour is mostly for fun and play. As soon as you´ve uploaded a picture you can scroll through many pre-views of filters. It makes it easy to see how your image will look in the end. I like the filters faded memory, snap shot and sx-70 8 (polaroid). I try to avoid the filters that take to much focus away from the image itself.

3. Wood Camera

Just like PicFX, Wood Camera let´s you control how much filter effect you want on your photo. That´s an important function in my opinion because when you apply a filter it´s very extreme, so often I choose to lower the effect.  If you´re into textures Wood Camera offers great quality textures, which you also can control via sliders.

4. Snapseed

What I like the most about Snapseed is the tilt-shift function which is excellent. You can add filters, grunge textures and frames one at a time, so it´s possible to make your own style. Controlling the filters are a little bit more advanced in Snapseed because you get to control several options within each filter. Snapseed stores your photos in the app itself so even if you delete your photo from the camera roll it will still be available in the app.

5. KitCam

It was my son Marco who recommend KitCam to me. He is into videography and Kitcam is a super video app – even in low light situations. What´s fantastic about this app is that you get to set your settings before you take the photo or record a video. What I love about kitcam is that I can easily set the white balance + it has exposure-control, so you can add more light to your photos in low light or lower it in bright sunlight. Very clever app.

6. VSCOcam

VSCO is a wonderful editing app with a great camera. I love the VSCO app mainly for it´s filters. They are subtle and don’t distract much from the image itself. The filters are few but have a great variety. I´m especially a fan of their fade effect, which I use to create a matte effect in my photos.

 What about you, do you have a favorite photo editing app you recommend? Then feel free to share in the comments area.

Much Love, Christina

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I am SOOO excited, it’s time to launch my NEW photography workshop!

I have truly pushed myself to the limit to make it one of a kind and it all begins Sept. 8. 2014!

This is a 5-week online course for all levels of photographers who want to learn exciting aspects of lifestyle photography!

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