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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPstraightfacades

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 #WHPstraightfacades, which asked participants to take creative photos of building exteriors from straight on. 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, whpstraightfacades,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPstraightfacades

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 Hashtag Project takes its inspiration from a new urban hashtag series catching on in the community: #straightfacades. In this series, Instagrammers take photos of the exterior walls—or facades—of a large building from straight on and crop out the building’s edges. This angle results in a geometric, almost abstract photo made entirely out of walls and windows. Now it’s your turn. The goal this weekend is to take your own creative facade photo. Some tips to get you started:

  • This project is all about lines and patterns. Take time to make sure your lines are straight, even and parallel with the edges of the frame to master the effect.
  • When possible, try to take your photo from a few floors up in a building across the street. This helps minimize street-level interruptions and lets you fill your frame with the wall you’re shooting.
  • Though it may seem like facades don’t change, keep an eye on light and shadows. Between light reflecting off glass and shadows cast by windowsills and balconies, there can be a lot of variation throughout the day.
  • With a strong grid as the basis for your photo, anything that breaks it becomes a focal point. Use this to your advantage as you shoot.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPstraightfacades hashtag 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!