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.
We’re taking our inspiration from Italian Instagrammer @brahmino for this weekend’s hashtag project. The goal this weekend is to take creative and playful photos and videos of people or objects interacting with clouds. The goal this weekend is to take creative and playful photos and videos of people or objects interacting with clouds.
Some tips to get you started:
Take time to notice the shapes of clouds and what you think of when you see them, then use that inspiration as a starting point for the shot you put together.
Second, be patient and pay attention to perspective. It’s important to line your shot up well so others can understand what you’ve created.
Finally, have fun! Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPmindtheclouds 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!
Exploring the Magic of Italian Skies with @brahmino
To see more of Simone’s photos and videos, be sure to follow @brahmino on Instagram.
Bologna, Italy-based Instagrammer Simone Bramate (@brahmino) began using Instagram in February of 2011 to see how mobile photography would change the way he thought about his own career. As a visual storyteller, Simone finds the balance between photos and text especially interesting, particularly as he interacts with and receives feedback from the Instagram community.
Many of Simone’s photos tend to feel magical as his subjects float, tilt or sink into the signature blue skies, expansive seas and rolling fields of the Italian landscape. He has also become well known for his #mindtheclouds hashtag series. For these photos, he plays with perspective to create scenes in which people or objects seem to seamlessly interact with faraway clouds. The series itself is an exercise in taking time to notice beauty. “[The series was] born at a time when I needed to look at the sky even if commitments did not allow me to stop,” he says, “But I often stopped the car, arriving late for meetings.”
Want to take your own #mindtheclouds photo? Simone only has just one important tip: “Be quick in framing the beloved cloud, because it changes shape quickly, but take all the time your heart needs to observe them.”
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