In a sea of heavily processed photos (pick your poison: VSCO, Adobe Lightroom, Gudak, Huji, RNI, etc.), there's nothing like a photo taken in natural light to get those double-taps on your Instagram feed. But of course, not everyone can step out for an OOTD during magic hour, right? Here we list 10 times we wished natural light was an actual filter we could slap on our otherwise gloomy photos.
1. Los Angeles, California
Remember this selfie Belle Daza took with Anne Curtis? Living for that golden glow!
2. Tuscany, Italy
Taking a photo under the Tuscan sun (don't tell us you didn't see that coming!) conjures up happy memories of summers past.
3. Boracay sunsets
Or any sunset in the Philippines, tbh.
Can you just imagine the pretty colors of the aurora borealis dancing on your photos?
Mix in a bit of 35mm voodoo and you've got magic!
Almost like straight out of a movie.
7. New Zealand
Perfect for those moments with nature as your backdrop.
8. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Bright, punchy colors are always a fave.
If only every kind of green could be this lush.
10. New York
You can never take a bad photo in the city that never sleeps.
Sheathed in ocher and saffron hues, this African country has an inimitable aesthetic.
Some of us can only dream of teleporting to all these places for now, and until then, maybe you can consider checking out these presets that can mimic the light in these photos. Camie Juan's Lightroom presets are inspired by her travels and are named so. Check out her Paris and Philippine presets! If you're looking for more beach-friendly presets, check out Kimi Juan and Thomas Caja's.
Think you have better ideas for natural light as filters? Post your photos and don't forget to tag us on Instagram @previewph!