Portraits on Instagram
Yesterday we launched Photos of You, and today we’re highlighting four exceptional portrait photographers. Be sure to visit their feeds for great examples of people in the Instagram community who are taking beautiful portraits and adding the people in them to their photos.
- Ravi Vora (@ravivora) — Filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
- Emily Call (@emilycall) — Photographer from Salt Lake City, Utah
- Simone Bramante (@brahmino) — Art director from Bologna, Italy
- John Keatley (@johnkeatley) — Photographer from Seattle, Washington
To learn more about Photos of You, check out the Instagram Help Center.
The Week on Instagram | 77
- Instagram Blog: Introducing Photos of You
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- Adventerous Kate: My Shocking Evolution on Instagram
Around the Community
National Teacher Day on Instagram
Happy National Teacher Day!
Teachers are tasked with the difficult challenge of engaging and inspiring future generations. We’re excited to see so many teachers among those pushing the Instagram envelope and finding creative and innovative ways of bringing Instagram into the classroom.
Educators are at the forefront of highlighting the rich and unique aspects of the global Instagram community, from using Instagram photos to inspire creative writing, to employing Photo Maps for geography lessons, to encouraging students to undertake ethnographic studies of their neighborhood.
Take a moment today to reflect on an educator that has had a meaningful impact on your life and share your story with the #greatteaching hashtag.
The World Celebrates Earth Day
Are you participating in any Earth Day activities today? Share photos of how you’re helping to raise awareness with the Earth Day Network’s #faceofclimate hashtag.
Today, billions of people around the world observe Earth Day, a holiday set aside to celebrate the planet and raise awareness and support for environmental protection. Earth Day first began in 1970 after a United States senator called for a nation-wide day of environmental education after seeing the damages from an oil spill the year before. Over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day, and since then it has become a United Nations official holiday with communities participating from nearly 200 countries.
This year the Earth Day Network is emphasizing the positive side of climate change—those working to change it for the better—by asking people to share photos of themselves on Earth Day with the #faceofclimate hashtag and tell the stories of how they’re helping protect the environment.
Japanese fashion brand ear PAPILLONNER has made the pouches featuring the images LomoAmigos Takeshi Suga took using his Diana Mini. These lovely pouches will hit the shops in late April for a limited period. Takeshi spoke to us about how he got to shoot the images.
This is an article introducing how to make homemade red scale film. There are already some fabulous articles about how to make red scale films out there, however I decided to make one with my method. This method keeps film frames in order, and it is useful for EBS (Exposing Both Sides of film) trick as well ☺