Check your #2017bestnine here.
I vow today, no features to rule breakers! 😉
Josh, it has been SO nice to see more of you in your feed recently.
Haha post of shame
I remember the first day of school for all of my kids for every year. Bittersweet, those emotions.
I really can imagine you so feel like telling people off at times!!!
I think this rly takes our community to the next level
@amberholritz Thank you Amber. :) I'm gonna be embarrassed if I'm confused but I'm pretty sure we've met. Do you remember when it was? Here's a hint. There might have been some jumbolia (I have no idea of the spelling) involved.
Lots of lazy people tagging already!
@joshjohnson I almost missed the part about explaining how you felt!! So happy I read it twice. Wouldn't want to be included in a post of shame.
💘agreed and she will appreciate the honesty of your capture of her 1st. Day and how Daddy felt because lets face it,..she already knows how she felt and the artist always gets to tell his story:)
Ooooooooh....this is a very good possibility, and now I'm going to be embarrassed bc I should have remembered this first... Help me out a little more...bc jambalaya sounds ever so familiar :)
Omg you are so right!!!! I was browsing some under the new tag and only one out of the 10 had some description added, the rest was just a quick tag, think it's 'hard' to play by the rules, or just plain lazy!
@amberholritz Do you remember a meme that involved taking pictures of people climbing up a pole and doing a straight body thing parallel to the ground. There was some of that going on if I remember correctly. Should give you a context of time. That was about two years ago. Obviously drinking was involved. (If I'm right then I will look so cleaver. If it wasn't you. . . I'll look pretty dumb.)
Great forum idea; I love what you're asking of us today ✨❤✨ Have a wonderful three days ✨❤✨
Haha I actually did only pick out the tag from this pos,t but when I selected my photo I added a comment to it about how the pic makes me feel spontaneously. Strange right? I will have to be more thorough reading @joshjohnson posts from now on. 😜
And wow, you'd have a field day already with all the lazies 😳
I love this picture for so many reasons- it hits close to home as I have a 6 year old and an almost 3 year old, both girls. Little moments like these turn into the grown up moments of getting ready for a busy day of responsibilities - I can see the anticipation in your photo, and feel your anxiety for your daughter who is undoubtedly growing up on the blink of an eye. Thank you for sharing such a precious part of your life. Great job, Dad!
So, do you want us to repost the shot, or just add the description when we add the tag? Thanks!
Oh tricky josh, throwing us a curve ball ;)
I love this post @joshjohnson!!! I was noticing yesterday how people are not leaving quality comments (as I call them). The whole 3-2-1 dynamic of the forums. Great post.
I love reading through the tags! 💗💗💗 Great idea Josh! Makes the pics a lot more about the moment and the people.
It's really a great idea! I think that every shot has a story behind that must be told! And today I'm feeling really happy reading all the stories behind splendid shots! Thank you Josh!! You really inspire Instagram soul!!!!
@joshjohnson - just to be sure, for these Sunday best forums, does it have to be a shot that we actually posted this week, or can we submit one that we took last week but didn't make it to IG? (I guess it would be more of an honor system though)? Thanks for helping the amateurs ;)
Love your post today. And on a side note, it is your emotion you were talking about....your fears and worries and hopes for her. (I've been there....she'll do great!). And Post of Shame....😂
Great twist! I often don't provide enough explanation of what's going on in my head when I post. Scary thoughts in there. 😁
Not a big fan of the twist, and especially a post of shame. I know you're trying out new things here, so I wait patiently through this transitional period. I like the forum and all the photographers I have found through it...not to mention that it has encouraged me to pay more attention to my shots. Sharing feelings just isn't a piece of it, for me. :-)
Oh my gosh, I can't believe we met and I didn't realize it! I'm completely embarrassed!
Love this! 😍
Loving this forum! Reading the captions brings the photos to life!
@amberholritz Don't be. No idea how I remembered. Pictage Confrence a couple years back. 2nd night maybe. Nice little restaurant on Burbon. I felt very honered to be hanging with the wedding rock stars. :)
I totally remember that now... Well, now I'm honored that my IG idol remembers me from somewhere:) I live in Chattanooga, come to ATL on occasion. We should connect! :)
It will be interesting to see if the #jj_editors also read the instructions and just feature those who followed them.
Check this out mate u may be as impressed as i was @joshjohnson http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190236/Look-Super-realistic-paintings-look-like-photographs-make-mind-boggle.html
@joshjohnson I love how the feeds have been lately. a bit more challenging and deep. before it was just like "blue" or "black and white", which worked, but now it is really challenging myself (and others I believe) to take better pictures and grow as a photographer
Im really not good with words, but I gave it a go!!
@joshjohnson @kevinkuster I asked above, but afraid it was missed - do you want a repost of our best shot (with description), or just write the description when we add the forum tag? Thanks!
@amberholritz For sure! Let me know when you come to town email@example.com. Have a great day Amber. :). Small world.
@tutemi you can just add it to the tag Jennifer. Thanks for the question.
I like that you are encouraging us to make ourselves vulnerable, step another step out of our comfort zone and show a piece of ourselves that we might normally hold back. This is awesome Josh.
Got it! Thanks for the reply 😊
Ha, an unexpected twist ...! i thought it would be the 1-2-3, but this time you really came up with a nice idea @joshjohnson, this really inspired me , or how do I say, to better to know your own feelings towards the picture when you take it. Usually I would be adding just a few word or two for my pics,but this time I wrote quite a lot for a description for my photo....turned out that I am not really that of a lazy person...
@joshjohnson can it be any picture taken in the last week, or only ones I've posted to IG in the last week? Thanks! Love your daughter's picture and she will love it on graduation day in 11 years!
@joshjohnson I think it would fair if every forum submission required a thoughtful sentence.
Great post, Josh. I saw so many great images from yesterday's theme, but sadly, I scrolled down to see only the hashtag and no actual words about inspiration. I think we can all dig a little deeper. ✌
Wow, only 1 out of the first 15 pics had a sentence describing it. Sad because there are some awesome shots!
There is another slight problem in that most of the editors don't use Instagram to search the daily forums and those apps add an extra step to read comment threads. I like getting to know people on a more personal level, but it's def something to consider if you plan on making this a general requirement. Doubles the time it takes to go through 3000+ photos @kevinkuster
I gave a lot of thought to what inspires me and took the time to write a caption for my photo. I was disappointed when I didn't see many other people doing the same. Glad you are encouraging people to actually participate!
A picture is a sort of gift to the world... it talk about yourself and at same time you 'd like to convey your same feelings
@joshjohnson great caption! I agree that what a person chooses to shoot says a lot about the photographer. When I am shooting, I always feel like I'm trying to capture a mood and tell a story about the subject, but it's more about capturing MY mood and telling MY story.
I always write something in my captions because I want to share something, anything about the photo & why I took it. I appreciate when others also describe something about the photos they post.
so cute, so honest, so full of promise - thank you for sharing this, and thank you for pushing the rest of us out here in IG world, @joshjohnson
Does this have to be a previously posted photo or just a personal best of the week?
I'm surprised how many people didn't write a sentence... :T
Definitely agree that we tell more stories about who we are in this photography process. Our fears, loves, hopes and dreams....
I hope you have a great day too...and let me know if there's anything I can do for you! :)
@amberholritz Thanks. Want to write a little something up once a week? A tip? Commentary? Discussion Topic? "Amber's Angle". I like it. :)
It's funny how many people didn't read all the directions!!
@joshjohnson i loved the pic and ur description really suits the whole image well.. And thats really touching too 😊👍 a picture is always worth a 1000 words a personal belief 😊 will def try this out .. Cheers c u soon if there's anything id love to be of some help! @kevinkuster looking forward to ur posts 😊👍
I'm always a day behind on these...so I never join just look, but today I had to. The photo is amazing. I always wonder what people think when they take their shot, so it was nice to finally know.
#jj I caught the emotion of your image before reading your description :) Though I wonder if the school element would come across stronger with an appropriate prop... Backpack maybe? Great image!
This reminds me of myself as a little one:)