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Posted in Discovery on September 02, 2014

Streets of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, has approximately 1,2mi people and is one of the most livable places in the world. The city of bikes, welfare, hipsters and Michelin restaurants. Lately, the best way to discover Copenhagen is to follow these great feeds and enjoy the city with another eyes.

@littlemycph

@visitcopenhagen

@gittestark

@bikesincopenhagen

@kindofcamila

@meetmartin

@copenhagenfood

@somewhereincopenhagen

@nikolajthaning

@jonas_kbh

@mathiasmilton

@s1000

Article contributed by Camila Stadler Buschle @kindofcamila, Constructing Architect M.A.K.

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Bio: My name is Lisa Zhang (@deviousstudios) and I’m an Australian living in Shanghai. I’m an architect by trade but started a blog way back in my university days as a visual diary to document my architectural studies, love for photography and fashion. Moving overseas and recently having to travel a lot for work has made me more aware of my surroundings and pushing me to see cities not just for their architecture but for its people, its culture and for its story and history. I aim to take as much photos as possible so that I am able to document the visual memories of each and every place I visit.



Description: Growing up in Australia I have BIG love for the seaside. I recently went back to Australia to work on a project. The first opportunity I got was to make my way to the beach and soak in life by the sea (something that is sorely living in Shanghai). This photo was taken at the infamous Icebergs Pool in Bondi. It was a pretty cold but calm day, so not many swimmers or surfers were out in the water. I noticed one man doing laps at the length of the pool which reminded of the swimming emoji hence the hashtag #emojisinthewild.

Process: This photo was taken on an iPhone 4s using the in built camera app. I then uploaded it into Snapseed to adjust and correct the tones of my photo. Snapseed also allows me to spot adjust brightness and contrast at certain points of my photos which gives me better control of colour/tone/brightness. In this case I spot bumped exposure to the white rim of the pool.  I usually do this because having am image with even tonal and brightness means that when you apply a filter, it produces a much more consistent looking image. I always sharpen my images in the Snapseed just to give my images that extra bit of pop and clarity. I then exported it VSCO and using my go to filter of HB1 from the VSCO x Hypebeast Collection. I always crop to the 1:1 ratio as I have more control on where the centre of my image is. I then rotated my image until I was happy with the framing and there you have it!

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Posted in Discovery on August 26, 2014

Top 10 Coffee-grammers

A couple of months ago I got the idea to use my Instagram account as a sort of coffee diary chronicling my daily cup of jo while also providing a bit of a glimpse into my personal life. The fact that it’s not uncommon for me to have my phone in one hand and my coffee in another AND my profile was already called @cupajotogo led me to this obvious conclusion. Understandably I have been hunting for other kindred caffeine loving Instagrammers ever since. Here are my Top 10 so far… 

@elephantgroundscoffee – A coffee shop based in Hong Kong with a quirky and talented crew behind the camera. While many coffee shops profiles are strictly commercial, I’ve enjoyed following this more personable feed… and their cafe looks cool.

@Coffeewithme – A talented Australian photo blogger who understandably has a large following. I feel I am learning from her and appreciate her point of view. She takes great shots, oftentimes with a cup of jo, and I notice she collaborates sometimes commercially with her community but with respectable subtlety.

@Wickedcoffee – A coffeeholic rocker chick with clever humorous quips and a talented camera trigger. Follow along as she shares her journey with a bit of badassery…

@Coffeenclothes – Folks from all over use the #coffeenclothes tag creating a great collection of pics with cool threads and coffee scenarios. Also, a great way to get some ig visibility.

@Bushwickcoffeeshop – A Brooklyn café with a lot of personality. It’s got a cool and artsy vibe with live music shows and you can just tell they’ve got the neighborhood shop love going on. I’ve never been to Brooklyn but the moment I do I’ll be lookin’ this place up.

@TASTEOFALOHA – A Hawaiian coffee connection reminding us constantly that coffee is a happy drink. They are often there first thing wishing you “Good morning” encouraging you how to start the day out right… with a smile and a cup of jo. 

@coffeeinlove – A fellow coffee chronicler sharing her love of life and a good brew. She speaks in a language I do not know (anyone know what it is?) but I sense from her photos that we are on a similar Instajourney.

@BIGCITYCOFFEE – This list wouldn’t be complete unless I gave a shout out to one of my favorite local coffee shops. Big City Coffee, in my opinion, has the best Mocha in town (Boise, ID in case you were wondering) and pretty much anything you order there is BIG and crazy good. Where would coffee be without our local coffee shops?

@the.caffeine.club – A relatively new Kuwaiti feed inspiring coffee lovers across the globe reminding us that coffee is a global delicacy, not just a local love. Their oftentimes humorous yet romantic adoration of coffee makes me feel as if I’ve met a kindred spirit.

@Cupajotogo – And then there’s me. I want to build a fun community for those that enjoy coffee and life while inadvertently sharing mine. There’s something fulfilling about having something creative to do outside your normal sphere of life. Feel free to follow me on my journey – I’m not exactly sure where it will take me… Ideas welcome!

This list wasn’t meant to be comprehensive, but hopefully it was a springboard for discovery. I am still so new here and already I sincerely enjoy my Instagram community. I hope I have introduced you to something that will expand your universe a bit.

Cheers,

@Cupajotogo

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Posted in Discovery on August 21, 2014

10 Instagrammers to Follow Right Now

Instagram can be the ultimate visual daydream and serve as a major inspiration source for professional and amateur photographers alike. But it’s not always easy to move past the overwhelming amount of #selfie, #gymflow, or #swag posts that sometimes dominate the popular photo sharing app.  If your timeline could use an update and some major visual stimulation, be sure to check out these 10 talented Instagrammers creating innovative images with their phones.

Instagram name: @thuglifeforevs

With a penchant for color and arranging common (and sometimes unusual) things neatly, Emily Blincoe has what has to be one of the most inspired accounts on Instagram. The Texas native manages to consistently create next-level images in the simplest of ways – and isn’t that the making of any gifted artist?

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Instagram Name: @Nazyxo

Residing in Zanzibar, Nasrin Suleiman beautifully captures the varied beauty of her country and culture. From the white sand beaches of Zanzibar Island to the talented local artisans creating one of a kind art in Stone Town, her account transports you to a breath-taking paradise that will leave you wanting more.

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Instagram name: @Briannyongesa

Brian Nyongesa is a humanitarian and documentary photographer with one of those very rare feeds that make you stop aimlessly scrolling and pay attention. His work runs the gamut of documenting education initiatives, refugee camps, and devastation relief throughout the world; all the while still dignifying and humanizing his subjects.

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Instagram Name: @dirtyyydan

After relocating from Miami to New York, Daniela Spector effortlessly captures the essence of New York in a refreshingly dynamic and romantic way. This cool girl is a master of lighting and her #stridebye captures are not to be missed. Be sure to also check out her #danslefthand hashtag which features minimalist images of her left hand interacting with a bevy of colorful and interesting objects.

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Instagram name: @sanajaverikadri

Mumbai native Sana Javeri Kadri is one to follow for her beautiful images AND witty banter. Beside’s her knack for composition and color, what is most impressive is her ability to delightfully capture the spirit of each subject in the many portraits she takes.

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Instagram name: @findfarah

With each beautifully captured dessert, it’s easy to assume that Farah Guy is a full time pastry chef, when she’s actually a doctor! But the inspiration does not end at her homemade pastries – be sure to check out this account for amazing landscape and nature photos, as well as great floral arrangement ideas. Plus, her cat is just the CUTEST.

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Instagram Name: @visiterlafrique

Created and run by Cameroonian native Diane Audrey Ngako, this account is special because it features several incredible tourist destinations within Africa. From unique local market treasures in Congo and white sand beaches in Rwanda, to dancing with the Maasai Mara tribe of Kenya, this account does a great job of engaging its followers by showing both tourism opportunities as well as the beauty of every day life throughout the continent.

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Instagram name: @connortd

How interesting and rare is it to find a photographer that makes minimalism look and adventurous? Well, Connor Dwyer is able to do just that. He is definitely not one to miss.

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Instagram name: @ohmynessa

Vanessa Granda is a Miami native that takes full advantage of the beauty that surrounds her everyday life. With an affinity for street art, the talented photographer constantly finds new and creative ways to capture the best (and sometimes hidden) gems throughout her city. 

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Instagram name: @thiswildidea

Theron Humphrey is a photographer who captures his dog, Maddie the Coonhound, posing gracefully in the most impressive ways. While it is a wonder that Maddie is able to consistently pose with such poise and grace, what is most delightful is to feel the love and trust that is shared between this dynamic duo.

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With passions in design and photography, Lee Litumbe is a Cameroonian by birth, American by upbringing, and nomad at heart with a deep-rooted appreciation for a well traveled, creative, and adventure filled life. For more of her work and travels, visit www.spiritedpursuit.com and follow her on Instagram @spiritedpursuit.

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Instagram is getting increasingly popular within architecture. With this popularity, it has become a great way to get a daily dose of inspiration with front row seats on the perspectives of some of the most influential architects in the world.

Here are my top architects, architectural photographs and architectural news to follow on instagram:

1.            Architizer, News  @architizer

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2.            Julien De Smedt, Architect @juliendesmedt​

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3.            Zaha Hadid, Architect @zaha_hadid

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4.            Michel Jojkind, Architect @rojkind

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5.            Vivien Wei Wei Liu, Architect @vdubl

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6.            Henning Lasen, Office @henninglarsenarchitects

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7.            MVRDV, Office @mvrdv

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8.            Snøhetta, Office @snohetta

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9.            Bjarke Ingels , Architect @bjarkeingels

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10.          Dezeen,  News @dezeen

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11.          Archdaily, News @archdaily

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12.          Fernando Guerra,Architectural Photographer @fernandogguerra

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13.          Iwan Baan, Architectural Photographer @iwanbaan

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14.          Pedro Kok, Architectural Photographer @kokpedro

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15.          Tomas Koolhaas,  Documentary shots , about his father, Rem Koolhaas @tomaskoolhaas

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Article contributed by Camila Stadler Buschle @kindofcamila, Constructing Architect M.A.K.

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Bio: My name is Megan McLellan @littlebrownfox and I reside in Vancouver, Canada. You can usually find me out adventuring, dropping my phone in a creek or the like. I love approaching photography rather haphazardly and not really planning too much. Just working with whatever my present surroundings happen to be, whether that be in my home, on a mountain top, or shooting a portrait.

Description: I took this photo at sunset after hiking up to Garibaldi Lake which is located in Garibaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia. This was actually the first hike I ever did (when I was 6 years old) so it’s a pretty special place for me.

Process: This was taken on my iPhone 5s using the native camera app to shoot. For this shot I first used the @SKRWT app because I got the lines on the dock a little crooked! Then I took the photo into VSCO and bumped the exposure way up, and increased the temperature, contrast, and fade. I followed by adding a little bit of magenta to the highlights, and a touch of grain. Presto there you have it!

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Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Instagrams good enough to literally EAT!

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Take #foodporn to the next level by getting your very own Instagrams printed on delicious marshmallows with £2 off using code INK361 at check out!

To order, click on the link in our profile or visit www.boomf.com

Boomf marshmallows come in boxes of 9 and it’s free shipping internationally!

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Posted in Discovery on July 30, 2014

@ink361 + @ampt presents @pdahv

Bio: I’m Mohd Firdaus (@pdahv) from Malaysia. I love all genre of photography. I’ll capture everything. I was inspired by many Igers from Instagram. I love travel a lot. For me traveling brought me to see new places, new culture and meet new people around the world.

Description: This photo was taken in the afternoon during my short visit to Cameron Highland, Malaysia. This road leads to Mount Brinchang and Mossy Forest. I drove through a narrow and bumpy road that blanketed by a tree with constant mist and moisture. What a pleasant atmosphere. I parked my car and saw a stranger walk through.

Process: This photo was taken with my iPhone 5 using the native camera app. The editing process through vscocam like all my photos.

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Like you, we love the idea of showing off our favorite Instagrams as magnets - that’s why we’re so excited to announce our collaboration with Sticky9 - the folks that brought you the original 9x9 Instagram photo magnets!

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To celebrate our new partnership, we are able to bring you a great 3-for-2 special deal on magnet sheets! Order three sheets of magnets for the price of two - and show off more of your favorite Instagrams!

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Magnets come in sheets of 9 in Classic Medium (15x15cm) or Classic Large (21x21cm).

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To order your (as our friends at Sticky9 say) “magnetic mementos”, just visit ink361sticky9.com and enter the code 342INK361 at checkout to get the 3 for 2 offer.

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Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Change the way you view Instagram with one of our best tools to date - categorize and sort those you follow with our new Circles feature, available in both the desktop and mobile version of INK361!

Simply click the circle next to the user’s name in your feed to add them to a circle.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Or the circle next to the following button on the user’s page.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

View your feed according to the circles you created by selecting the name of the circle in the top menu bar under “Feed”.

(NOTE: Because Instagram limits your Feed to only the previous 200 posted pictures, you may only see a few pictures within each Circle.)

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Edit or delete the lists using the icons under “Feed” in the menu.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Sort the view of the “Following” page by using the boxes above the user’s snapshots.

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

Best thing is, Circles even works on our responsive site for your mobile too!

Organize the people you follow with Circles!

In addition to the benefits the INK361 web viewer already has in place - such as Statistics, Alerts, and Albums - the new Circles feature further improves the efficiency and experience of viewing Instagram photos.

We hope you enjoy using this tool as much as we do!

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