Instagram 2014-02-28 22:16:05

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPtelephone

The goal this weekend is to take creative photos and videos that feature telephones. Some tips to get you started: Keep an eye out for unique or quirky telephones. Pay phones, rotary dials and even cell phones all come with the stories of their time and environment. Experiment to see how you can bring that into the story you tell with your photo or video. You can also use your mobile phone as the subject of your photo and as a framing device. Turn its camera on, turn up the brightness and hold it at a distance, then photograph it using a friend’s device. Finally, remember that the sound of a ringing telephone can convey a lot of different emotions. Think about the different sounds a telephone can make if you’re planning out a video.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPtelephone hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!
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Featured photo by @payphones

National Geographic 2014-02-28 21:20:21

Photo by @amivitale. This is Kisio. He used to sing my name and called me Ami maa aa. Today, his photo was published on @natgeo’s proof blog. He does not have a computer or way to see the blog but friends called him to tell him he was on the website of #NationalGeographic. He was so happy that he texted to tell me how exciting it was that so many people in the world saw him in the story on The Northern Rangelands Trust. Being able to share these important stories and spread these messages that can inspire change is the biggest joy for me as a photographer .
@thephotosociety @panospictures @natgeocreative #lewa_wildlife #NRT_Kenya #TNC_Africa #nature_africa #photojournalism #amivitale #journalism #onassignment #nikon #d4 #nikonambassador #nofilter #nature #africa #latergram #conservation