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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Aspiring #JJ editor @sheerjenius here with a solo feature for today's @joshjohnson theme. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Today's Theme: Patterns
Tags: #jj_forum_0928
Featured Artist: @hollysisson ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
Love the tones and use of depth of field in this shot! Please stop by the artist's feed and show some JJ love! And, of course, don't forget your 1-2-3s!.
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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Repost from @jj_editor_francesca:.
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Hi all, @francescaterzoni here highlighting today's @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster theme:
#PATTERNS #jj_forum_0928
Congratulations to: @fidelis09 @thelorax77 @cburtonsiller @caroline_south!!
Please go visit their beautiful gallery and share some JJ love and new followers!
Thank you for sharing your amazing work and please don't forget the 123 rule. @jj_editors #jj_editors #myjjfeature #jj_editor_francesca #jj_daily_forum.
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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Repost from @jj_editor_monicas_:.
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Blessings Everyone!
This is @mrs612mlt featuring for @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster's forum.
THEME: "Patterns"
TAG: #jj_forum_0928

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: @adurnwirth

An amazing pattern. Congratulations!

Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us!
Show your support @adurnwirth by visiting his gallery & liking his work.

Please do not forget the #jj community spirit. The 1-2-3 rule: for each photo you tag, please comment on two and like three others. This is about supporting each other in this amazing world!

#myjjfeature #jj_editors #jj_editor_monicas_ @jj_editors.
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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Repost from @jj_editor_francesca:.
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Hi all, @francescaterzoni here highlighting today's @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster theme:
#PATTERNS #jj_forum_0928
Congratulations to: @ack_bos @aitcheg @lovehosc @mlnordan!!
Please go visit their beautiful gallery and share some JJ love and new followers!
Thank you for sharing your amazing work and please don't forget the 123 rule. @jj_editors #jj_editors #myjjfeature #jj_editor_francesca #jj_daily_forum.
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#JJ PROJECT ANARCHY.
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PATTERNS
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Hi guys, @wdnesday here with an AWESOME collage created by @lucky_hipsta and featured today on the @jj_fromwhereistand page as part of today's forum. Great job, Cairan!
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Congratulations to:

TL: @justplainpamelaj
TR: @inot_akatsuki
BL: @gr0o0ovydanny
BR: @bmjaworski

Please visit the page and the artists and leave them some love! Remember your 1-2-3's!

Join in today and the next featured anarchy shot might be yours! Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_anarchyfiles account. You'll find almost 100 different #JJ groups listed with a huge variety of themes. With so many creative group leaders and themes, I promise that you'll find at least a couple #JJ families that fit you just right.
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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Repost from @jj_editor_nselmo:.
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PATTERNS

Theme today at #JJ forum for @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster
Tag #jj_forum_0928 .
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Photographer
@savina_ya
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Thanks for sharing
Keep tagging
For every picture you tag comment in 2 and like 3 others
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@jj_editor_nselmo #jj_editors #jj.
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"PATTERNS" - TODAY'S #JJ FORUM.
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JOSH'S QUICK PICKS.
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These posts are "Quick Picks", my hand picked favorite features, from our team of editors. Today we're tagging our submissions to #jj_forum_0928.
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Repost from @jj_editor_valsdarkroom:.
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Hi JJ friends, val @valsdarkroom here highlighting for @joshjohnson and @kevinkuster.
Today's theme is PATTERNS
Valid tag: #jj_forum_0928

TL: @chrisgru
TR: @mickewel
BL: @azlansulaiman
BR: @chasread

Please visit these galleries and show some JJ love.
Keep tagging your best pics & don't forget the 1-2-3 rule
#myjjfeature @jj_editors #jj_editors
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Pattern
Tag: #jj_forum_0928.
Photographer: @silber_bullet.

This image reminds me of a modern day David Hockney photo. So wish David was still around. I know he would have love @instagram and our create to connect JJ community!

Bravo @silber_bullet .Please give @silber_bullet some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_sonora44.

Keep scrolling JJ nation. @Kevinkuster
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Hey it's @kevinkuster posting.

STOP PLEASE READ!

This image is from Kirby Trapolino. I have never met @ktrap but his work inspires me!

Kirby has dedicated his life to helping others and giving a voice to the voiceless. I can tell he is a humble man with a servants heart.

I am asking everyone that reads this post to give @ktrap some emotional support today!

Kirby is currently shooting in Nepal for @peacegospel and is struggling with the thoughts of "does my work really matter?" Do people read and connect with what I am writing about?" These type of thoughts are so debilitating.

I have been there before with my work with @watts_of_love and it's a dark, dark emotional place. Often it can be very hard to get out of that space.

Please, view his work and read his stories at @ktrap, @peacegospel and @she_has_hope.

I promise you that he is worthy of your support, comments and likes. Kirby is someone you will love to follow and encourage while he helps to change the world on picture and person at a time!

Kirby has no idea I am posting so please tell him "your voice does make a difference!" Plus this shot fits our pattern theme really well today.

Keep scrolling JJ community. @kevinkuster
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JOSH'S JOURNAL.
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HIGH RES RELATIONSHIPS.
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The crew from last year's NYC meetup.
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This world wide creative community is powerful. It's changed my life. I've met people who inspire me. People who make me feel like I'm not alone. Like I am loved. Not because I look like I'm expected to, or say what I'm suppose to, but because I am strong enough, crazy enough, to honestly be who I am. No games.
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I am very grateful for the experience of these three plus years. An experience that came to me unexpectedly through little, low res pictures.
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I'm grateful, but to be honest I'm also a bit concerned.
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I am naturally introverted. To a fault. And I'm concerned that I might have a tendency to loose the big picture in the stream of shiny images and pleasant comments. Bare with me and I'll try and explain.
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The truly powerful thing happening here is not about pictures at all, but about friendships. So I don't want to settle for platitudes or niceties. Here's the hard truth. It is sometimes very tempting for me to take the praise in but still keep to myself. I call it hermit mode. :-) a
And hermit mode is not a good place for me.
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Can you relate? If we're not careful, social media is kind of like "relationship junk food" isn't it? Tastes great. . . but not much substance really.
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So this week I'm gonna make the time to buy someone a drink instead of liking their picture. I'm going to make an effort to go deeper than a three sentence comment. I'm not going let the hermit win. ;-).
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I don't want to loose sight of the big picture. Because, in the end, if this thing is going to work, it's not really about the pictures. It's not about an app. It's not about a quick little digital boost to our egos.
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It's about really connecting. It's about friendships.
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Things have changed. This one time, SLR camera nerd, is now surprisingly comfortable shooting small, square, images with my phone. And, in the end, I guess I'm ok with lowering the pixel count of my jpgs. :-). But I DON'T EVER want to be ok with low resolution friendships. In the end, that's the big picture. That's what's worth while. Isn't it?.
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  •   nothing_collapses Can totally relate. I often have to remind myself that the best thing about this app are the friends I have made, many of whom are in my own city and area. That's huge, and affects my life on a daily basis. Forget likes and numbers, it's about the connections and the community which forms as you say, Josh, those high-res friendships. That's why I'm still here. On a side note, that day (pictured above) was one of my most favorite ever! Thanks always for your words! They are, clearly, an encouragement to many! 9h
  •   ruddy24 I like the thoughts in this post, Josh. My dad ( the grandfather who died four years before you were born) used to say that when you met someone you should look them in the eye and shake hands with a squeeze. It seems to me this is the real beginning of real community . Your post supports your grandfather's robust view. Keep it up! 9h
  •   _tania420_ "Relationship junk food". Yes. It. Is. It's so much easier and safer thru social media, this whole relationship thing. Especially for those of us who have been hurt and disappointed over and over by "real" people. It's easy to hide behind stuff like IG and FB, and have a ton of superficial interactions, when what we all really crave is something deeper. So you recognize that, and that's great. It's even more great that you are not satisfied with surfacy investments, and you want to take the risk of getting real, and with real people. I tend to withdraw, so I applaud you. Vulnerability is scary. But worth it. So go for it. :):) @joshjohnson 8h
  •   _tania420_ @joshjohnson (btw, great seeing this shot today! I see me there! It was a great treat being a part of that day, thank you!!!) 8h
  •   irishmottie Very well said. You're journal entries are always very meaty!! Thanks for taking the time! 5h
  •   susanblanda I'm raising a glass with Fran :) @instafraner 3h
  •   nblux Baby steps are good. For us introverts it is easier to write than speak but that also makes us powerful in the creative arena. I'm not justifying. I'm raising my glass with a new friend in sync with you. Blessings! 2h
  •   nblux @stephenrx7 well said 1h

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#JJ_FORUM_0928- This shot was submitted yesterday by @gummyberryberry and featured by @jj_editor_dodovo. Let's use it as inspiration for a "Patterns" forum today.
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Patterns or repetition are a great thing to look for when you're out shooting. We are drawn to things that make sense to us. Things that are patterned. Give it a try. (Corny phrase warning). ;-) You'll find that rhythm is good for more than just music.
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#JJ_EXPLAINED- Are you new to the community? It's not as confusing as it seems at first. :-). Here's the deal. Sometimes it can be hard to get your pictures seen and find inspiring photographers to follow. That's why I created the forum 3 years ago. It's a place to come together for inspiration and encouragement.

Every morning, NYC time, we make a post announcing our new theme and tag. Your job is to tag images that fit the theme. You can use shots you have already posted but we really love to see the theme inspire you to find new shots. The @jj_editors, @kevinkuster and I scour the tag and repost our favorite submissions through out the day. Over half a million people might see your pic! Pretty cool stuff.

We are ALL about keeping things simple, but in the spirit of our motto, "Create to connect", we ask that you follow our only "rule". We call it the 1-2-3 rule. For every 1 image you tag, comment on 2 in the tag and like 3 others.

Glad you're here. Can't wait to see your shots. Speak up if you have questions or comments. We like to think this is the friendliest place on the internet. :-).
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#JJ PROJECT ANARCHY.
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GREEN .
PAGE: @jj_anythinginthrees
TAG: #jj_anythinginthrees
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Hi guys! It's @wdnesday with a sweet shot tagged by @aravisdolmenna and featured on @jj_anythinginthrees. This is super green, love all the different shades!
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Please visit the page and the artists and leave them some love! Remember your 1-2-3's!

Join in today and the next featured anarchy shot might be yours! Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_anarchyfiles account. You'll find nearly 100 different #JJ groups listed with a huge variety of themes.

With so many creative group leaders and themes, I'm sure that you'll find at least a couple #JJ families that fit you just right. If you don't see something that you like, maybe consider starting your own group!
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joshjohnson Hey y'all! @ohemg87 here with a Huesday Feature from #jj_forum_0927!

I don't usually feature collages because I love giving one photographer as much exposure as possible, BUT...every now and then I'm knocked off my feet by something incredible. @jj_editor_francesca created this beautiful compilation for us today and I just love it. Each photo compliments the other and creates a gorgeous, soothing piece of art. Go give her some #jj love!

Photographers: @katonkie @nares_ben @crazymutts @lidyvps

Keep tagging your green images to #jj_forum_0927 and don't forget 1-2-3! I'll be around all evening to feature more! -Emily, @ohemg87
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Green
Tag: #jj_forum_0927
Photographer: @hannejonas.

This image inspired me a great deal today. After viewing this picture, do to it's serene nature, I was able to channel my inner "Mr. Miyagi" and write the following response to someone that wanted change to arrive a tad faster than me.

Ahhhh.... "Young One. You will not be a master until you can snatch this cricket from the palm of my hand while my eyes are closed. Then and only then can you be a true Master. Patience young one. Patience! Do you hear the trees wishing to grow faster? Or the water asking to flow quicker? No you do not. Do not trouble yourself with such trivial things. You will grow at your own pace." Sounds like a good fortune cookie to me!

Bravo @hannejonas! This is really a fantastic image. Please give @hannejonas some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_arashrimus_.

Keep scrolling JJ nation. @Kevinkuster
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joshjohnson Hey y'all! @ohemg87 here with a Huesday feature from #jj_forum_0927.

The more I look at this image by @maahline the more I absolutely adore it. The drama, the color, the motion, it's just fabulous. Thanks to @jj_editor_plasticin for finding this one! Go give them lots of #jj love!

Keep tagging #jj_forum_0927, with all your green images and I'll be around to feature more!

Love y'all! -Emily @ohemg87
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joshjohnson Hey y'all! @ohemg87 here with our Huesday #jj_forum_0927.

Green! Inspired by @ye_va's submission to last weeks Huesday forum, this week I want to be green with envy so start tagging!
Tag all your green images #jj_forum_0927 and don't forget 1-2-3!
I'll be around all day to feature my favorites! -Emily, @ohemg87

Special thanks to @jj_editor_sonora44 for finding this shot last week.
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Not for Squares.
Tag: #jj_notforsquares_48.
Photographer: @flockofpenguins.

Yep, this shot sure is "out of the box" and clearly not a square! I really think the circle crop emphasizes the focus of this image. Bravo @flockofpenguins! Please give @flockofpenguins some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_photuwalla.
Keep scrolling JJ nation. @Kevinkuster
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Not for Squares.
Tag: #jj_notforsquares_48.
Photographer: @dontcme.

This little shot reminds me that I am half way done with summer and need to get out and enjoy the our doors more. Bravo @dontcme. Please give @dontcme some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_sandrii_.

Don't forget out 1,2,3 rule.

Keep scrolling JJ nation. @Kevinkuster
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Not for Squares.
Tag: #jj_notforsquares_48.
Photographer: @benny.jackson

Now this is what I call perfect composition and another great example that takes full advantage to the full frame! Please give @benny.jackson some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_lisellemarie.

Don't forget out 1,2,3 rule.

Keep scrolling JJ nation and I will be back to highlight later. @Kevinkuster
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlighting for our theme for today.

Theme: Not for Squares.
Tag: #jj_notforsquares_48.

This image is a perfect example of a photo that needed to be full frame in order to tell the complete story. Fantastic shot @guido_holtman_amsterdam. Reminds me of the Movie Ragging Bull! Please give @guido_holtman_amsterdam some #jj love and new followers.

Thanks to @jj_editor_nselmo.

Don't forget out 1,2,3 rule.

Keep scrolling JJ nation and I will be back to highlight later. @Kevinkuster
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