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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPjumpstagram

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 photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPjumpstagram, which asked participants to capture photographs of people jumping! 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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This Weekend’s Hashtag Project: #WHPjumpstagram

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 photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

#WHPjumpstagram

The goal this weekend is to capture photographs of people jumping! We’ve provided tips over the last week to help get your feet off the ground with a user feature on expert self-portrait jumper @daveedgamboa & a photo tips video on how to take the perfect jumpstagram.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the hashtag #WHPjumpstagram to photos taken over this weekend. Any previously uploaded Instagram images can be still tagged with #jumpstagram. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured on the Instagram blog at blog.instagram.com on Monday morning!

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How I Shoot: @daveedgamboa’s Jumpstagrams

How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about their photo-taking processes. This week, @daveedgamboa shares his tips for taking & editing his one-man #jumpstagrams.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note

Vantage Point: My action shots require a unique setup since I usually go out and shoot alone. I use a normal tripod and attach my Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 4.0. I attach my phone using 3 or 4 rubber bands. I then simply wrap the rubber bands around the galaxy note and the tripod and then voila.

Shooting: I do not use the stock camera on Android, I instead use an app called Camera FV-5 (free “lite” version here). It is a unique app that gives you control over the exposure and white balance and bracketing and loads of other cool stuff that makes your phone almost like a mobile DSLR. I use the 10 second timer on the camera and then run off to jump in the distance.

Editing: Due to the camera I use (and the lack of editing apps on Android) I don’t do any kind of intricate editing processes. I simply assure to get good natural lighting so that editing becomes an easy process and I only use Instagram effects on my photos.

Want to see more? Check out David’s #jumpstagram video tutorial on YouTube. And in case you missed it, check out our own #jumpstagram how-to.

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Photo Tips: How to take the perfect #jumpstagram!

Jump Start: Show off your best leaping photograph by adding the “#jumpstagram" hashtag to your Instagram image.

Have you ever come across a beautiful photograph of a perfectly in-focus #jumpstagram in your Instagram feed? Do you find yourself dreaming about capturing the perfect jump photo — snapping at just the right moment so it looks like the jumper is flying — all with your mobile phone? Don’t worry, you don’t need a DSLR or a trampoline!

Just press play on the video above, watch, and learn! Instagram’s Community team is here to help — don’t forget to use the #jumpstagram hashtag when you put your newly acquired knowledge to use.