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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPtransparent

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.

The goal this weekend is to take creative photos of—and through—transparent objects. Some tips to get you started:

  • Remember that windows aren’t the only transparent objects. Keep an eye out for unique items like paperweights, water glasses, jars and anything that may be made of glass or clear plastic.
  • Just because you can see through an object doesn’t mean it’s invisible. There’s beauty in capturing the way these items distort light and what you see when you look through them.
  • Alternatively, experiment with plain backgrounds and soft light to make your objects seem even more minimal. Vases and jars can be especially fun when photographed this way as their contents seem to float in space.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPtransparent 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!


Local Lens: Out and About in Belo Horizonte with @adaniella

In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. For more photos and videos from Daniella’s favorite places around Belo Horizonte, explore the Mercado Central, Lagoa da Pampulha and Parque das Mangabeiras location pages and follow @adaniella on Instagram.

“I’m inspired by Belo Horizonte’s contrasts, from its breathtaking landscapes to the city’s colors, which speak for themselves,” says Belo Horizonte Instagrammer Daniella Cabizuca (@adaniella). Having lived in Belo Horizonte for the past 12 years, Daniella finds delight in capturing the city through images. “Belo Horizonte is an extremely photogenic city, no matter your taste or style.”

Daniella’s favorite place to take photos is the Mercado Central, a local market where you can find a large diversity of food and drinks. “The Mercado allows me to explore my fascination with colors and shapes.” When in the mood for landscapes, Daniella heads to the Lagoa da Pampulha, a beautiful lake where the famous São Francisco de Assis church is located. “The Lagoa’s amusement park is also really great. Its angles and colors make for wonderful photos.”

To experience the phenomenon behind the city’s name (Belo Horizonte translates to “beautiful horizon”), Daniella suggests visiting the Parque das Mangabeiras. “You can see the entire city from here. It’s a very interesting place to take pictures. Nature is all around, and that is very inspiring.”

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