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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPblackandwhitevideo

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPblackandwhitevideo, which asked participants to capture creative videos in black and white. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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weekend hashtag project, WHPblackandwhitevideo, Black and White,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPblackandwhitevideo

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

The goal this weekend is to capture creative videos in black and white. Some tips to get you started:

  • Without color, light and shadows become your focal point. Look for window light and cloudy skies for a softer effect or seek out brighter sunlight for more contrast and drama.
  • Shapes also become more apparent in black and white. Focus on patterns and lines to create something more abstract.
  • Don’t forget about sound! Keep your ears open as you shoot and be aware of the sounds being recorded. Avoid windy settings to cut down on noise.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPblackandwhitevideo hashtag to videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own videos to the project. Any video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!