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#JJ COMMUNITY FORUM.
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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.
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Todays theme is "Reflection". Tag your images to the #jj and #jj_forum_0414 galleries.
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You know how we work around here guys. We're about connecting. Being authentic. Don't just post. Take a real interest others shots in the gallery too. Comment and like.
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Cant wait to see all your pics and please don't forget to 1-2-3.
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@jj_editor_lizpe featured this delightful shot by @raulalexandre in yesterday's abstract forum. Thank you so much for sharing it with us Raul. The colors are mesmerizing.
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Let’s start out early this morning again. Sunday, in the #JJ Photo Forum, we do a "Week's Best" theme. Show us a couple pictures you are most proud of from last week. This supr cute shot from @futago_no_utarita will start us out this week. Love it. Our tag is #jj_forum_2055. Thanks to @jj_editor_dave for the assist on the feature. Have a great day everyone.- @joshjohnson.
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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 aren't we all always looking for inspiring photographers to follow? That's why I created the forum almost 6 years ago. It's 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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Here’s a great summer shot to finish this up today by @basickelli. I hope you’ve had a chance to submit an image to our 50/50 themed forum today. Maybe even more important though, make sure you browse the #jj_forum_2054 tagged gallery. Find a shot you love and tell the photographer why. 🤓👍🏻. This is one of my favorites. So lovely. - @joshjohnson.
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@matteoemanuel submitted this image for today’s theme. Love the bold strong color. Nice job. Our #jj_forum_2054 tagged, 50/50 gallery is really solid today. Make sure you take a look. I’ve been through every shot. - @joshjohnson.
Good evening again everyone. I hope you’ve had a chance to submit an image to our 50/50 themed forum today. Maybe even more important though, make sure you browse the #jj_forum_2054 tagged gallery. Find a shot you love and tell the photographer why. 🤓👍🏻. This is one of my favorites. I love the graphic nature of this shot. Circles, rectangles, colors. This chilly shot is from @walrusdreams. - @joshjohnson.
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This is just such a delightful shot. It makes me happy. I told @kataakkiizz that I’ve always loved pictures that straddle two rooms. This is a great example. Thanks for sharing it with us Ekatarina.
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Good evening everyone. I hope you’ve had a chance to submit an image to our 50/50 themed forum today. Maybe even more important though, make sure you browse the #jj_forum_2054 tagged gallery. Find a shot you love and tell the photographer why. 🤓👍🏻. - @joshjohnson.
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Josh here, wishing you all a happy weekend. 👋🏻🤓.
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It’s one of my favorite submissions to today’s “50/50” theme. It got a feature from @jj_editor_georgiak AND it also happened to be a three for free post from yesterday. Perfect!.
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I love this light/dark image. I’ve included @rachelnyssen’s original caption below. Our tag is #jj_forum_2054 and the theme is “50/50”.
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I only take up a little of the collapsing space •
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🎶the national + 3 things about me :
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1. i love driving and road trips and have driven the usa cross-country more times than i have fingers to count. i went on a 3 month road trip of the lower 48's.. with two friends before i was married. then another 3 month road trip for my honeymoon in a '73 dodge cargo van. it broke down a lot. i got quite adept at changing tires lol! still want to drive the Al-Can highway to Alaska someday..
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2. speaking of 70's cars.. we have mostly had 70's cars. we currently have four '78 Datsuns in various stages of drivability. i think my husband is building a fleet. 🙄😂(hi, sweets!)😘@ondine_mcmichael_says
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3. i have a super obnoxious laugh but i love laughter so if you get me to laugh i will pretty much adore you.
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4. not a fan of selfies, but i've taken to chasing the solar flare... i think i like to be reminded i've seen the sun. •
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5. oops. also i talk too much. 🙄
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and if you made it this far, this was just for you
xo from The Big Dark, it's here..🌧🌧🌧
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Happy Saturday everyone. @joshjohnson posting. Let’s get started early this morning.
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Today's theme is open to a bit of interpretation and it’s the weekend. I'd encourage you to stretch yourself a little. Maybe look for some new shots today. Today’s theme is 50/50. We're posting shots that are composed of half one thing and half something else.
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#JJ_Forum_2054 is our tag today.
Our theme was inspired by this killer image from @kielar_shots.
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Reposted image and caption from @sun_shine_ig.
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Three Things you probably didn't know about me...
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1. I'm a survivor of alcohol abuse and I'm writing a book about my journey. (precursor, I am a published author).
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2. I'm a medicine maker and firmly believe that plants, herbs and food can heal us in so many ways. I still have so much to learn but going too herb school is a great step in that direction.
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3. I'm wearing three day old pants I found on my closet floor. The laundry has piled up around me and I still have to get kids from school, go to their football game and celebrate my mom's birthday. Happy birthday momma! Hence my new favorite hashtag..#parentingtheshitoutoflife.
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Evening everyone! @joshjohnson here. I’ve extended 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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Reposted image and caption from @tomlaw74. Good to see you Dwaine! I did the test too. I got a machine. Glad I did.
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1. I have no shame. Really. We are who we are people. I have slightly learned to filter myself over the years but some things just need to be said. On a side note, I once did a sleep study and did not sleep at all.
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2. A lot of people do not believe this but I did actually served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and I was in the infantry. I tell people this and they are like whatever and chuckle about it. It did happen. It's just my personality that makes them question this. My training helped me through that sleep study.
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3. I would sacrifice all I have for someone else. I'm a giver. But I'm selfish. It's complicated. I can't say no but I don't say yes. I like to help people in need and that fuels me. I never want anything in return except for happiness. This sleep study was one of the weirdest things I have ever done. Thanks. - @tomlaw74.
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Evening everyone! @joshjohnson here. I’ve extended 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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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.
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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.