With our weekly Insta Fav Feature we offer you a chance to actively promote your own account to become a future Insta Fav on the blog.
Every Thursday we announce a certain topic via a hashtag, afterwards you’ll have 4 days to make a photo working with that topic and upload it to your Instagram using the hashtag. Who shot the best image will be featured as our Insta Fav in the following week. This weeks topic is #ignt_silhouette and here are a few rules and tips:
– This weeks goal is to create a creative image where some silhouettes of people or objects are involved.
– Please only submit your own photographs to the project and keep them in a square format. Any image tagged until Sunday 0.00 am MESZ is eligible to be featured right here.
– If you want to submit your photo, use the hashtag #ignt_silhouette and upload your photo until Sunday the 03.05 on your Instagram account. Have fun and good luck, we can’t wait to see your submissions.
When and where did you take the picture? Tell us a little about the idea behind it.
The photo actually has a funny story and shows exactly why Porto and the ‘portuenses’ (the locals) influence my Instagram. It was during (what I like to call a mini instameet) a visit from an instafriend from abroad. A couple of people from Porto gathered around to be with him. We had lunch, shared some stories and of course we took some photos. @wandson and @gabicsfc are the two ‘kids’ on that bike. This picture is the result of a 6 people teamwork and that’s what’s best about Porto’s instagrammers, they do the impossible so your photos are exactly what you want them to be.
Where are you from? How does that place influence the way you photograph?
I’m from Porto, Portugal.
Who and what are the things that inspire you?
The things that inspire me are probably the things that inspire everyone else, but I love to travel. That really gets to me. Meeting new people and new places always pump up my creativity. Right now I’m on an US west coast roadtrip and the things I’ve seen so far change my perspective in a lot of things. You can check it out on instagram #lifeistooshorttostayhome_usa.
Your favorite instagrammers?
The people who inspire me are also my favourite instagrammers. Number one, my better half @danielamelooliveira, she’s always up for the crazy things I put her through. She suffers a lot. But every time I see her I feel an urge to grab my iPhone and click, click, click. Number two @dcerejo. He is the reason why I began my instagram account, that guy really is a genius. It’s pretty cool to know a guy for so little time and being able to call him a friend. It’s because of him I’m such an instafanatic. The other guy, number three is @pedrosamcastro. The man has a natural ability to find beauty in the world and he has been doing a great job promoting Porto’s work on instagram.
Which Apps do you use to edit your pictures?
Right now for editing I use Afterlight (that really is my number one tool, simply love it) and I’ve started to use Snapseed from Google and I like it a lot.
Tell us a little about your everyday. (Family, friends, work, etc.)
I studied filmmaking and now I work in advertising and instagram. Yeah, that’s right. I don’t what else I can say about myself. Just that I’m a true instageek in love with my work searching for creativity wherever she might be.
All images © Tiago Ribeiro