My Favourite Afterlight Filters
I love photographing with my iPhone 5S. It’s fast, it’s easy and in bright lighting, the results are fantastic. Plus, editing the aforementioned photo is convenient due to the plethora of editing apps I have (if you read my Vogue Spy Style article on the three photography apps that will change your life, you’d know the apps I mention are: VSCOcam, Afterlight and PicFX.) I turn to #Afterlight whenever I’m looking to edit my photos in a vintage style.
My favourite Afterlight filters are Coral (original collection) Captain (original collection) and Mulberry (seasons collection). Coral works on every single photo I’ve ever used it on – that’s how versatile the filter is. It adds a lovely soft golden tint to photos while reducing saturation a little. Captain adds a lot of exposure (brightness) and rose colouring, while Mulberry turns your highlights (ie the white parts in a photo) into a gorgeous creamy gold. For a stunning vintage effect, simply combine one or more of the above filters to get a soft, yellow gold pastel effect.
The before/after photos below all show differing examples of how my favourite filters work, so do go ahead and give ’em a try if you’ve got Afterlight on your phone. It’s only AUD$0.99, and is available in the App Store – Simon Filip, the creator, has promised its arrival in the Android store later in 2014.