Welcome to our newest #holdersnotfolders challenge. A couple weeks ago, Meg & I announced that we were bringing back our Holders Not Folders challenges! So many of you participated in our Summer 2014 series, and we had a blast cultivating a creative Instagram community with you all.
For this quick, six week series, we want to focus on teaching you something new (or reminding you of something you already know) to integrate into your phone photography. Each week we will announce the new challenge, share a quick tutorial and/ or tips, and then encourage you to practice that skill in your instagrams! Make sure you hashtag #holdersnotfolders and interact with the others participating!
Are you in? We want to encourage you that you can create fun and inspiring photos with your phone and have a beautiful instagram that reflects YOU! Join the challenge and get creative.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and wouldn’t you agree? We can all look at one photo of a couple we have never met or seen before and let our imaginations run wild with their love story. We can look at a picture of our wedding day or the day our child was born and recall all the little details. We can see a picture from high school summer camp and remember the way the mountains smelled, the song you couldn’t stop singing, and the boy that made your tummy turn to butterflies.
HOMEWORK: Now it’s your turn! As you go through this week taking photos with your phone, think about what perspective you are shooting in. Scroll through your Instagram feed and see the perspectives you use most and comment below! Take some time trying to shoot in other perspectives this week – maybe take a photo in each perspective and post it. Be aware of the story you are telling. Share with us any photos you are proud of by using the hashtag #holdersnotfolders, and share some love on the other photos you see in the feed!
Make sure to follow @oakandoats and @megmcilvaine on Instagram. To see the rest of our series, click here!