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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPemptyspaces

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 #WHPemptyspaces, which asked participants to take creative photos or videos documenting empty or abandoned places. 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, whpemptyspaces,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPemptyspaces

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 take creative photos or videos documenting abandoned locations or otherwise busy places when they’re empty. Some tips to get you started:

  • Capturing a busy space when it’s completely empty requires patience. Take time to wait for people to leave and consider scoping out your location in advance to see when the space receives the least traffic.
  • Many areas—both rural and urban—have abandoned buildings. Look for reminders of what once occupied the space and details of how it has decayed. Be careful when exploring abandoned sites or ruins, though, as they can occasionally be dangerous.
  • If you’re feeling particularly festive as many countries prepare to celebrate Halloween next week, seek out haunted houses in your area and tell their stories visually.

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