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How To Rock Instagram Like A Superstar: @jeffmindell

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Oh so much fun! Check out this interview with @jeffmindell where he shares how he achieves his stunning/awesome/fun/insanely clever Instagram photos, including his favourite Apps for editing. Read it now!

I don’t want to play favourites, but this interview might be my favourite yet of all the interviews I’ve done with amazing instagrammers. I love Jeff’s work. I think the way he plays with colours and whites is stunning. Read below to find out what apps he loves and how he makes magic with his photos.

Tell us a little about you.
I’m Jeff Mindell and I’m a photographer. I live in LA with my wife, Kelly.

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How did you get into photography or photo-taking?
Hmm great question! I don’t really remember a time that I wasn’t interested in visuals. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been very hands-on creatively and I really found a passion in photography as I grew up. I think I first really took a deep dive into experimenting with composition and really finding my own aesthetic back in college. I shot for my university newspaper, brought a camera to London when I studied abroad, and even took on early clients before graduating and eventually moved to LA. I didn’t even realize until years later that I could make a living from this hobby of mine so I quit my job in 2015 to go full-time freelance and it’s the best decision I ever made.

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What do you love taking photos of most?
I love to travel and photographing my everyday is something that I really have a lot of fun with. My audience really seems to enjoy keeping up with me when I’m on the go and those are the times that I love being behind the camera the most. The desert or a tropical environment is so much to shoot in and I also really love working with my wife. We collaborate a ton on creative projects and have a really easy rapport when it comes to shooting photos.

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What are your favourite Apps for editing?
If I’m on the go and just have my phone with me, I’ll use Snapseed, A Color Story, VSCO and/or TouchReTouch for editing. A combination of these apps equip me with all the tools I need to create and edit beautiful images I will then push to my social channels. Otherwise if I’m on my desktop, I’m using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Can you share a recent favourite photo of yours – and take us through how you edited it?
I took this photo with my iPhone 6S Plus using the native camera. I then did an overall brightening in Snapseed following by a selective adjustment of all the blues to really saturate and bring out much more vibrant colors. Then I will bring the photo into A Color Story and apply a few of their amazing filters to make my white pop and even out my highlights and shadows. Lastly, I crop the photo in a little bit on the right side and cool the photo down within the Instagram app before posting.

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Follow Jeff on Instagram for more of his amazing work. So much clever!

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