Shot on iPhone has become a “thing” on social media and with mobile photography so I figured i’d take a shot (pun intended). Luckily I have the iPhone XS Max, which captures amazing photos especially with portrait mode activated. I wrapped up a photoshoot with Nicole, a fashion blogger from Leesburg, VA and thought it would be a good idea to capture some photos on the iPhone as too. Below are a few shots I took of her on the iPhone XS Max. This is no way a review on the app at all but just a big high five really. I have so much fun creating on it and wanted to share some of my thoughts.

Original photo direct from the iPhone

Original photo direct from the iPhone

VSCO Edit | Instagram: @msfashionfetish

VSCO Edit | Instagram: @msfashionfetish


Imported about 3 of the photos into VSCO, my GO TO app for mobile editing. Its free to download but if you would like to unlock all the features, its going to run you a smooth $20. Anyways, its an awesome application and I literally import every phone I take on the iPhone that’s considered “good” before I do anything else with it. I enjoy playing with the different filters to see what catches my eye the most and I adjust from there.


Select a filter

choose a filter that fits your style of editing…

Like other editing apps, you’re able to control things like exposure, contrast, clarity, saturation and white balance but what really sets VSCO apart from other apps is quality and amount of filters they have. They have filters that are photo specific meaning the app will suggest a specific filter based on the photo you import and edit. Sometimes it can feel like they have TOO many filters but its worth going through them to find the one that fits your style of editing.


HSL control

Hue, Saturation, Lightness

HSL control is a feature I love to lean on when creating images that POP. You’re able to control your hue, the saturation of that hue and the lightness of that hue. With this image I really didn’t use it to too much but check it out, experiment and see what you can come up with. Tag me in your work on IG if you post! @fromtaylor_

One thing I do wish that VSCO would add is the option to fix blemishes. For that I usually end up using Snapseed by Google (also awesome). Hopefully we can see that in a future update.

Instagram: @msfashionfetish

Instagram: @msfashionfetish

Taylor Sims