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InstaMeet Tips: Documenting Your Adventure

The weekend of July 26th is rapidly approaching, and with it Instagram’s 5th Worldwide InstaMeet. If you haven’t yet registered for the InstaMeet in your area, RSVP today at Meetup.com!

This InstaMeet, Instagrammers around the world are encouraged to go on an adventure together! One exciting aspect of going out on an adventure is collaborating with others to document an experience and location. You can do this easily with hashtags and location tags!

Hashtags

When you hastag your photos, you are contributing to a collection of images that you and other users can browse in the app and on the web.

When participating in your area’s InstaMeet, make sure to tag each photo with #InstaMeet as well as the unique hashtag for your city, like #InstaMeetSF. This way, it’s easy for you and your fellow Instagrammers to see all of the great photos you’ve taken.

Location Tags

Another great way to make sure your fellow Instagrammers can find your photos is to tag their location… especially if you’re meeting up somewhere special!

When you tag your image with your location, you contribute to an archive of pictures from that place. And once you tag your image, you can click on the location pin, and see all of the other pictures Instagram users tagged there!

For more great meetup ideas, check out this article from our last Worldwide InstaMeet on sticking with a theme. And brush up on your photo taking and editing skills by browsing our Help Center article on creating great photos.

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How I Shoot: @daveedgamboa’s Jumpstagrams

How I Shoot is a series where we ask Instagrammers to tell us about their photo-taking processes. This week, @daveedgamboa shares his tips for taking & editing his one-man #jumpstagrams.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Note

Vantage Point: My action shots require a unique setup since I usually go out and shoot alone. I use a normal tripod and attach my Samsung Galaxy Note running Android 4.0. I attach my phone using 3 or 4 rubber bands. I then simply wrap the rubber bands around the galaxy note and the tripod and then voila.

Shooting: I do not use the stock camera on Android, I instead use an app called Camera FV-5 (free “lite” version here). It is a unique app that gives you control over the exposure and white balance and bracketing and loads of other cool stuff that makes your phone almost like a mobile DSLR. I use the 10 second timer on the camera and then run off to jump in the distance.

Editing: Due to the camera I use (and the lack of editing apps on Android) I don’t do any kind of intricate editing processes. I simply assure to get good natural lighting so that editing becomes an easy process and I only use Instagram effects on my photos.

Want to see more? Check out David’s #jumpstagram video tutorial on YouTube. And in case you missed it, check out our own #jumpstagram how-to.

i—-love—one-direction:

Ever since I discovered One Direction, I have always danced like this….

One Direction!

One Direction!

the-memebase:

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and-all-your-dreams-are-haunted:

because I miss this.

Nathan

and-all-your-dreams-are-haunted:

because I miss this.

Nathan

gottabe1dandjb:

LOL loved this one c:

gottabe1dandjb:

LOL loved this one c:

flitchylicious:

OH MY GAWSH IT”S BILLY!

flitchylicious:

OH MY GAWSH IT”S BILLY!