Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.
The goal this weekend is to create optical illusions by playing with perspective and scale in your photos and videos. Here’s how to get started:
- Focus on making visuals that depict seemingly impossible situations — like your own hand picking up a skyscraper, or the sun resting atop a friend’s head.
- Shoot from a variety of perspectives so objects appear smaller or larger in your images than in real life. For example, make a toy action figure look life-size by shooting it from close-up and at a low angle.
- Place objects on different planes in your frame to warp the sense of scale. Keep in mind that whatever’s in the foreground of your picture will appear the largest.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPeyetricks hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.