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  Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:26 AM FEED
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-#JJ COMMUNITY FORUM-

Everyday we get together and post our best images to a new #JJ forum gallery based on a theme. Our @jj_editors browse that gallery through out the day and highlight their favorite shots. It's a great way to meet some of Instagram's most passionate photographers and to get your work seen.

Todays theme was "Bug's Eye View". #jj_forum_0400.

Thanks so much for sharing your images. Thank you to @jj_editor_onuria who featured this great image from @chatchaiw. That's two this week for @chatchaiw! Well deserved attention.
Stay tuned and I'll give you the go ahead for this Sunday's "Best Last Week" forum.

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Reposted from @kaleighaubryphotos caption.
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1- I'm extremely sentimental. When I was in elementary school I came across a fallen, lifeless bird in my path. I picked it up and carried it to school, crying the whole way.  I showed it to my fellow comrades, expecting similar emotionally broken reactions and *shocker* getting weird looks instead.  I sang to the bird and imagined the beautiful life it could have had, until my teacher told me rather forcefully that I was not in fact allowed to carry a dead bird with me to my classes. Something about distracting others and spreading diseases or something.... While I considered it to be the height of injustice and baffled at his utter lack of empathy, I complied and found a quiet resting place. The ceremony was very tasteful.
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2~ I regularly disengage from social media to maintain my sanity. (Although going off fact number 1 what counts as 'sane' is debatable.).
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3~ I thought I was being clever marrying a nerd, until one day he smiled at me and said, "You know you're a nerd too, right?" Busted.” - @kaleighaubryphotos.
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Afternoon everyone! @joshjohnson here. I’ve extend our “Three for Free” theme one more day so so we all can have time to go through the submissions. So much good stuff. 🤓👍🏻. Make sure you browse too. Again today we’ve been asking for a picture of you and three fun facts. Our tag is #jj_forum_2053.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2017 3:31 PM
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Repost of the original caption by @elizabethbronwen.
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“1. I've always wanted to be multi-lingual. I've taken classes in French, German, and Spanish, but I have been focused on learning (teaching myself) spanish for almost 2 years now. I'm pretty good at writing and reading, listening is just beginning to really click, but my speaking skills are awful. Test me if you get the chance. Me encanta. Really, truly.
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2. Can you guess my ethnicity? You are looking at British, Filipino, and Tlingit Indian (with a few other bits and bobs thrown in here and there ;). I'm also a citizen of the US, the U.K., and am a federally recognized member of the Tlingit Nation (that means I can collect eagle feathers and hunt for seals, neither of which I take advantage of).
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3. I love gray. The color gray, gray backgrounds, gray hair (so, so much), gray areas and boundaries. I'm not a black and white person in any sense. I would miss the nuance in between. There's too much to consider. Perhaps not surprisingly, I'm also an empath... 💛”.
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Morning guys. It's @joshjohnson. Today is an encore from yesterday. It’s a picture of you themed day. Selfie. . . portrait. . . just show us you. Then in the caption I want you to give us three pieces of personal trivia. If you submitted yesterday, take a few minutes and meet some new friends. It’s a wonderful gallery. Or share another three if you want! 🤓.
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Our tag today is #jj_forum_2053 again. Editors be sure and include the original caption in your features. - @joshjohnson.
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I think I’m going to extend our theme one more day so so we all can have time to go through the submissions. So much good stuff. 🤓👍🏻. Make sure you browse too. Today we’ve been asking for a picture of you and three fun facts. Our tag is #jj_forum_2053.
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This post is from @simplycarolyne. I don’t know which I love more Caroline, the image or your stories. Although, as a dad, the thought of you hitch hiking across the country is terrifying. 😬. Different time. 🙂. - @joshjohnson.
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Original caption by @simplycarolyne-.
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“Three Things you might not know about me and a selfie for @jjcommunity.
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1. I hitchhiked from Tennessee to California when I was in high school. And from California to New York. 
2. I got a 'd' in basic black and white photography my freshman year of college. I took the class over with a new instructor and switched my major to photography. 
3. I worked as a hotel maid in Mykonos, Greece after earning my bachelors degree.
4. Here's an extra freebie--this selfie was taken during the freshman b&w film class that I had to take over because of making a 'd'. This was probably taken before a lot of you guys were even born!!! Circa ....1985”
Hey everyone! Today we’re asking for a picture of you and three facts. Our tag is #jj_forum_2053.
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This post is from @missdhutch. Thank you so much for your support Daria. Love this picture. 😂. - @joshjohnson.
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Original caption by @missdhutch -.
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1. I am regressing as I age. I was much more serious as a young person than I am now (6 months shy of my 50th birthday).
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2.I have memory problems and need a visual anchor to help me remember things. Taking photos and writing things down helps. I do not know how I functioned pre-iPhone.
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3.Last year I did a social media 'cleanse' where I dropped Facebook and Twitter entirely and only allow myself one hour on Instagram a day. It has made me a much happier person in real life. If I haven't visited your page in a while, it's not because I don't want to. It's just because that hour goes by really, really fast and the IG feed algorithm has a mind of its own in deciding which photos I see first.
Hey everyone! Today we’re asking for a picture of you and three fun facts. Our tag is #jj_forum_2053.
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This post is from my friend @bigpeabella. Congratulations Lani. Thirty pounds is awesome! I’m inspired. 🤓👍🏻. - @joshjohnson.
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Original caption by @bigpeabella - "No one is you and that is your superpower" - Author Unknown.
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Three for Free:.
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1). 3 months ago I embarked on a transformation journey, I got sick of hating myself in pictures and decided to do something about it. I gave myself 6 months because that is when I will be turning (gulp) 50. I have lost nearly 30 Ibs so far, dropped 2 pant sizes, got a haircut (the first one in almost 2 years) and turning off that inner mean girl voice in an effort to love myself more; hence the self portrait.
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2.) If I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing!.
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3) I am part Chinese on my Dad's side and fluent in Cantonese.
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 7:35 PM
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Hey everyone! Today we’re asking for a picture of you and three fun facts. This post is from @themartinbunch. Number 1 cracks me up and I don’t understand number 3. 😂. Our tag is #jj_forum_2053. - @joshjohnson.
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Original caption by @themartinbunch - 1. My mom said the biggest fear when delivering me in Bakersfield, was that the doctor's cigarette ash was gonna fall on her or my cresting head... 2. I've been to the bottom of the Grand Canyon over a 100 times... 3. RZA has used my name as an alias ...✌️.
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 3:19 PM
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Here's three things you probably didn't know about me. No charge. 😉.
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1. I’m an aspiring minimalist. Two years ago I gave away or through away all my stuff. My life fit in six boxes and it was awesome! I’ve decided it’s the only way to keep me from being messy! Not doing as good right now. Because. . . Amazon. Working on getting back to it though.
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2. I was hired as the administrator of a 200 bed nursing facility at 23. Let’s just say that didn’t go well for me in the end. 😬 (Don’t rush your career kids).
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3. I got my private pilot’s license before my drivers license.
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That's three about me. I'd love to hear three things about you.
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Morning guys. It's @joshjohnson. Today is a picture of you themed day. Selfie. . . portrait. . . show us you. Here's the twist. In the caption I want you to give us three pieces of personal trivia. Interesting things. "I love my kids" is out.
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Our tag today is #jj_forum_2053. Editors be sure and include the original caption in your features. Big thanks to @JeremyCowart for this portrait of Miranda and I - @joshjohnson.
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#JJ_EXPLAINED-.
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Are you new to the community? It's not as confusing as it seems at first. :-). Here's the deal.
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Sometimes it can be hard to get your pictures seen and who isn't looking to find more exciting and inspiring photographers to follow. #JJ is a place to come together for inspiration and encouragement.
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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.
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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.
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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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Good morning everyone! One last feature from yesterday. Back in an hour and we’ll launch a brand new theme. This lighthouse was brought to us by @saltis77. Love it. 🙂👍🏻.
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Today's theme is "Mixed Light" and the tag is #jj_forum_2052. I’ve personally been through the entire tag and this is one of my favorites. It’s a strikingly unique image by @natalex777 in Houston. Really cool shot Natasha. - @joshjohson
Evening again everyone. I love this striking example of today’s theme from @mjleubecker. I’ve personally been through the entire tag and this is one of my favorites. Today's theme is "Mixed Light" and the tag is #jj_forum_2052.
How on point is this image by my friend Emily, aka, @el_fotomat!? I love how she’s got one light on her face and another as a rimming hair light. I’ve personally been through the entire tag and this one is one of my favorites for sure. Today's theme is "Mixed Light" and the tag is #jj_forum_2052.
You guys know I love a reflection. Add a sense of depth and I'm sold. Nice job @julneighbour. Thanks to @jj_editor_arashrimus_ the assist. Today's theme is "Mixed Light" and the tag is #jj_forum_2052. A little behind on features today but don't worry. I'm hanging outside drama class, waiting on Miranda. Should be able to get through the whole tag before she's out. Stand by for my Faves
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 2:57 PM
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Today in the forum we're looking for shots featuring BOTH artificial light and sunlight in the same scene.
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Good Morning from Georgia everyone. @joshjohnson here. I was sitting here at my dining room table trying to think of a cool idea for today’s forum and then I realized I had a killer lesson right in front of me! NICE! Today’s theme is “Mixed Light”.
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There is a magic that happens when the lighting of a dynamic scene all works together. Especially when you find a way to use the tension between artificial and natural light. The secret to capturing that magic is understanding that tension and your camera’s limitations.
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Your camera see's the world different than you do. As your gaze scans a scene, your eye is constantly adjusting its sensitivity to light and dark so you can extract details in shadows and bright areas of a scene. Your eye also automatically adjust the white balance of new settings or even adjusts the white balance of different parts of one scene to an extent. It doesn’t bug you that much that the inside, lit by lightbulbs, is quite orange and the outside is blue sunlight. Your camera on the other hand, captures a scene at one set exposure and white balance. The result? Often a picture with considerably more dramatic variations in exposure and white balance than you’d expect.
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There’s good and bad news. This weakness on your cameras part can lead to some frustrating shots if you don’t know what’s going on. I first really struggled with this mixed light problem on skin color. Get warm lightbulb light on one side of a face and window light on the other and it can just look yucky. Or try and capture a lovely flower in your window, with your manicured garden, bathed in sun in the back, and you’ll over expose the outside. The shot you envisioned just won’t work.
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The good news is you can use your cameras challenges with mixed light in your favor as well though. It’s all about directing the eye. Use this image as an example. Humans are naturally drawn to warm colors over cool. The warm candle light does a good job of pulling us into the subject and isolating it against the cool background light.
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with our last photo feature from our Rainbow #jj_forum_2051.

What a beautiful image by @irene_alison_ - featured by @jj_editor_elkunia. Please give them some #jj love!

Stick around and Josh will be by with a brand new theme for ya soon! See you next week! -Emily
Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Rainbow #jj_forum_2051!

What an adorable photo with a wonderful caption, @clairesearlephotography! Go give Claire some #jj love y’all!

Tag your Rainbow images #jj_forum_2051 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
Hi, everyone! Jackie @jaxkm2 here with a shot featured by our @jj_mobilephotography page. Loving the clean lines and the wonderful rainbow colored steps of this staircase. Wonderful minimal! Marina’s gallery is such a beautiful display of minimalism. You should go check it out and show her some love! .
Photographer: @marisch44
Featured Page/Tag: @jj_mobilephotography / #jj_mobilephotography
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Thanks for tagging your images to #jj_forum_2051 and your favorite anarchy pages!
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Tap on the "Following" tab on top of the @jj_projectanarchy account to find the list of currently active pages.
Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a Rainbow image from #jj_forum_2051!

I LOVE the lines and design elements in this shot by @x__holly__x featured by @jj_editor_elkunia. And I like the modified colors of the rainbow! Rainbows don’t have to be primary colors! 🌈
Tag your rainbow images #jj_forum_2051 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:56 PM
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Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with a photo from our Rainbow #jj_forum_2051.

I love symmetry. And @observationsintime did a really great job of it in this shot! Thanks for finding it @jj_editor_dascha!
Tag your rainbow images #jj_forum_2051 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Hey y’all, @ohemg87 here with our Huesday #jj_forum_2051!

@jj_mytexas is a brand new #JJ anarchy group started by @michelle.rodriguez._ @twentyfivesmiles and this beautiful butterfly @abisogni! They’re fresh new account inspired today’s Rainbow forum, so gimme all your colors!

Tag your rainbow images #jj_forum_2051 and don’t forget 1-2-3!
Love, Emily @ohemg87
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 2:47 AM
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Hey it's @kevinkuster highlight for our theme today.
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Theme: abstract
Tag: #jj_forum_2050
Featured Photographer: @pattykl.
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This photo is a total show stopper and a wonderful way to end out abstract theme for today. Wonderful @pattykl.
Thanks to @jj_editor_elkunia.
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Keep scrolling #JJ community.