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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPbehindthelens

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 #WHPbehindthelens, which asked participants to capture self-portrait photographs. 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: #WHPbehindthelens

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.

The goal this weekend is to capture self-portrait photographs! Some tips to help get you started: download a self timer application, if you don’t have a tripod try using rubber bands to secure your phone to something sturdy, and don’t be afraid to use props to add some depth. Try to think outside the box! Mirror portraits can be fantastic, but just remember that your self portrait should be a unique representation of who you are, so don’t be afraid to challenge yourself as a photographer.

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