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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPontheroad

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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.

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” —Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The goal this weekend is to get out and capture creative photos and videos that document life on the road. Some tips to get you started:

  • Use this project as an opportunity to get out and explore. Grab some friends, jump in the car and go on an adventure to somewhere new. In addition to the places you visit, document the moments you share on the way.
  • Whether you’re traveling the world in an Airstream trailer or visiting family for the weekend, keep an eye out for things you’ve never noticed before and don’t hesitate to make the time to stop for a photo.
  • Don’t be afraid to take this project literally and focus on the road itself. Highways, byways, tunnels and overpasses have a beautiful geometry of their own if you take the time to look.

PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPontheroad hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged image or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPballoons

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 prompt was #WHPballoons, which asked participants to capture creative photos and videos that feature balloons. 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: #WHPballoons

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 Instagram community celebrated its fourth birthday this week, and we’ve decided to celebrate with balloons. The goal this weekend is to capture creative photos and videos that feature balloons. Some tips to get you started:

  • From a giant, multicolored balloon bouquet to a word made of silver inflated letters or even balloon animals, if you can dream it up, there are balloons for it. Let your creativity run wild.
  • Think about the effect of a single balloon compared to a group and what they’ll look in like in different places. A lone balloon in an unexpected location tells a very different story that large groupings assembled for a party.
  • Finally, from the process of inflation, a struggle against the wind to the final pop, balloons move in interesting ways. Keep these in mind for video—and don’t forget the balloons can be filled with more than just air.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPballoons hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged image or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

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This Weekend: #WWIM10

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit instagram.com/instameets and be sure to share your InstaMeet with us at on our InstaMeet map.

We’re putting the Weekend Hashtag Project on hold this weekend. Instead, we’re challenging people around the world to participate in the 10th Worldwide InstaMeet! Grab a few good friends or meet up with a larger group in your area and share your best photos and videos from the walk with the #WWIM10 hashtag for a chance to be featured on our blog Monday morning. Be sure to include the name of the location where your event took place along with the unique hashtag you’ve chosen for your InstaMeet in your caption.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPteatime

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 prompt was #WHPteatime, which asked participants to capture beautiful photos and videos about tea. 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: #WHPteatime

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 beautiful photos and videos around the theme of tea. Some tips to get you started:

  • From the preparation and pouring of the tea to the surroundings, company and conversation, many elements make up the ritual of teatime. Bring the elements of those rituals together and capture the moment through video.
  • For photos, seek out soft window light, spend time arranging the details of your table and explore different angles as you shoot.
  • Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. Get dressed up and stage a tea party somewhere unexpected, unearth vintage tea cups in a thrift store and let your caffeine-fueled creativity run wild.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPteatime hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any tagged image or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPthemakingof

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 prompt was #WHPthemakingof, which asked participants to roll up their sleeves and capture videos of things made by hand. 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: #WHPthemakingof

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 roll up your sleeves and capture videos of making things by hand. Some tips to get you started:

  • Use this project as a moment to dust off your skills or try something new. Whether it’s blacksmithing, origami, pottery or cooking, don’t be afraid to be creative, get your hands dirty and—most importantly—have fun!
  • Don’t have a particular craft of your own? Seek out local crafters, bakers, artists and makers. Ask if you can learn about their work and share their craft through your videos.
  • For showing process, think about how to pace your video. In addition to normal speed, you can use slow motion to draw out a single detailed moment or time lapse to fit an entire project into 15 seconds.

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

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPbwlandscapes

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 project was #WHPbwlandscapes, which asked participants to capture beautiful landscapes 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: #WHPbwlandscapes

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and 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 beautiful black and white landscapes. Some tips to get you started:

  • When shooting landscapes, aim to include visual elements that will make your composition dynamic. In addition to a beautiful backdrop, look for interesting foreground objects and leading lines that draw your eye deeper into the photo.
  • Try to visualize your photograph in black and white before you take it. Scope out scenes that have both bright and dark areas, as this will create a strong contrast in your final result.
  • To make your photo black and white, try the Willow and Inkwell filters. For a different effect, try applying any of your favorite filters then taking the saturation all the way to zero.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPbwlandscapes hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any tagged image taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured Monday morning.