Last week, I touched down on the West Coast for the first time and explored Los Angeles with my best friend, Bailey.
During our adventures, I had some of the best margaritas of all time, saw some of the most gorgeous beaches, and, of course, caught a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign. And, perhaps best of all, there wasn't a trace of humid weather the entire time I was there.
Bailey and I covered a lot of ground in a short time. We sipped wine at Rodeo Drive, read about the stars at the Griffith Conservatory, rode the Ferris wheel at Santa Monica Pier, spotted some of our favorite musicians' stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, ordered In-N-Out in Long Beach, and took quirky photos at "Urban Light" at LACMA.
I really have to give Bailey an extra special shout-out for putting up with the infamous I-405 traffic (yes, it's as bad as you've probably heard), teaching me about plants, and showing me the ins-and-outs of L.A. Thanks for an amazing time!
Photoshop is my go-to photo editing software, but the before and after shown here was done entirely on my iPhone.
There are a number of fantastic photo editing apps you can download directly to your smartphone (many of them free) that make on-the-go editing simple and effective. Will you have the same robust tools on your phone that you will in Photoshop? No, of course not. But apps like A Color Story, Enlight, and VSCO offer a variety of features to make your pictures pop. Plus, there's the convenience factor of having these tools right at your fingertips.
If you're just starting out with photography, I highly recommend checking out these apps to learn basic photo editing and enhancement tools. It's possible to discover your editing style just by using your phone. Take the time to explore. Happy editing!