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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwomenwhoinspire

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 #WHPwomenwhoinspire, which asked participants to take portraits of the women who inspire them and share their stories for International Women’s Day. 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, whpwomenwhoinspire, international women's day,

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwomenwhoinspire

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.

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the goal this weekend is to take portraits of the women who inspire you and share their stories in your caption. Some tips to get you started:

  • Let the story drive your portrait. Spend time talking with your subject beforehand, explain the project and try to capture what inspires you in her body language and expressions.
  • When taking a portrait, take some time to think about light. Seek out soft windowlight for a calm portrait or, for a more dramatic shot, position your subject in a sharp sunbeam.
  • Finally, if you’re inspired by a woman you’ve never met, try using this project to reach out to her and share how she inspires you. She’ll appreciate hearing from you, and you might just get the chance to take a portrait of someone you really admire.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPwomenwhoinspire 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!