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9 Instagrams You NEED to Follow

While perusing my Instagram feed on my photography account (zachrielle_photo), I have come across some really extraordinary work. Some photographers out there are REAL GEMS.

Other photos I scroll through are okay (if even that, sometimes), but they get hundreds or thousands of likes. I refuse to click that little heart button out of pure stubbornness. At the same time as seeing these photos, I see some real gorgeous work that has less hearts clicked. It boggles my mind how this happens. Are the “okay-photo” accounts paying for their likers? I call those cheaters.

Therefore, I’ve decided to showcase some of the accounts that I believe should have more love. Go love them.

(These aren’t in any specific order)

Ready to be amazed?….

  1. Fieldgurl

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I mean is this from Jurassic Park? Or maybe it’s a scene from an urban-Hogwarts train ride? It can’t be real, right? IT IS.

2. PeaceInArtPhoto

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I feel so at peace when I look at this. Can’t you just feel that mist flowing over you? I CAN.

3. SethVDL

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This is fake. JUST KIDDING! I can’t look away from this one. It’s perfection.

4. ekl222

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This reminds me of some sweet romantic story. The purple hue makes me feel thankful for some reason.

5. bakersamantha

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Artsy? Check. Colorful? Check. Geometric? Check. Urban? Double check.

6. ancient_sky

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So I first saw this and thought, “Not real” but is in fact VERY REAL! It’s actually a national monument, fancy, huh?

7. gsolvang

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Yes I know. Speechless over this beaut. Those colors are on point. Everything about is on point, actually.

8. jrice.photography

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First, how does one even think of such a great position for a photo?! But she nailed it. And the lighting, magnificent.

9. alpine_amy

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Definitely thought this was from a post card until you notice her entire Instagram feed has photo like these. YAS.

So you’re welcome for making you wanderlust. And you are all very welcome for showing you how to make your Instagram feed much more beautiful and colorful.

xOx

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Iowa State Fair Shenanigans 2015

The Iowa State Fair: full of happy kids, smiling faces, fun fair rides, and of course, presidential hopefuls. Apparently this is a presidential must-do. It is the last bit of fun the politicians can have before they need to get down and dirty. Here are a few of the best photos from Getty Images’ coverage of the fair. Iowa is huge for candidates, since it is where the first caucuses occur. It is a big win for any candidate and this has been proven true in the past. This is a big state, with big wins, and big food.

So, if you are not too educated on the beautiful collection of people hoping to run our country, here is a casual sneak peek. Grab those turkey legs and funnel cakes, sit back, and be ready to laugh. And not in the good way, laugh in fear of our future.

Ben Carson is so giddy; he’s like a lactose intolerant kid sneaking that prized slice of pizza before his mom finds out. Good news is that Mr. Carson does not use a fork and knife for his pizza. Look at that poor guy behind Benny-boy, biting his fingers and drooling over just a corner of that slice of cheesy deliciousness.

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Bernie Sanders, here. He is totally ignoring the food and rides and deciding to just sweat it out. Maybe he is trying to fit in with the cool-kids and show off his no-fear toward working out. Maybe it is to prove that he can sweat out any filibuster on Congress’ floor or sweat out any debate. I sure hope that is water in the cup he is drinking from and not some of that Kool-Aid the kids drink these days.

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Donald Trump just does not even care about the fact that he is at a fair. Full suit and a baseball cap is his casual wear. Throwing up the peace sign for all his young fans out there, like he’s posing for his own Instagram photo. Peace to everyone, including women…except those who are “fat pigs”, no peace for you (Trump quote).

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Hillary Clinton is the mother of the candidates, who cannot believe she is about to break her diet for this pork chop. “Smile and act like you’re having fun, Hillary, but OH MY GOD this is 1000 calories” *awkward laugh*. Poor Mrs. Clinton, all she wants is some voters’ love and not get bigger hips. #femalecandidateprobz

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Jeb Bush chowing down so sternly just so the American people can see how serious his campaign is going to be. No jokes here. No silly business. Just me and this good ‘ole pork chop thing. “This is how I’ll eat, as your next president, America. Serious, dry, and lacking emotion. Just how you like your politics.”

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And meet this gentleman, the next candidate running for president. Points for the casual-wear and variety in food-choice.

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(photo from Getty Images)

And that’s all, folks.

xOx

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SnapChat Tips for Us Young Adults

The once oh so popular SnapChat has become an awkward, walking-photo-taking selfie mess. As we enter this adult-world, one must remember to precede with caution using that cute little white ghost app.Here are a few tips for you new working folk or you grad school folk.

1. Don’t SnapChat at work.

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If anyone walks around the corner when you’re taking that selfie, pure awkwardness will most definitely follow. If it is your boss/supervisor/manager that walk by right when you tap that capture icon, not only will awkwardness ensue, but a possibly reprimanding or questioning may come along with it. Another thing with Snapping at work depends on the type of work you are handling. If it’s a product or document that is private or shouldn’t been seen by the general public, don’t risk taking a photo of your lovely “working” self and accidentally capture that sensitive object/paper in with yourself. Your boss will definitely have a speech for you.

2. Stop with the selfies.

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Unless it is an EPIC selfie, don’t take one. I mean, seriously, we are mid-twenties and mini adults now. Exceptions can include a selfie with The President, a selfie with Jared Leto, a selfie with a cat that’s also looking at the camera, or a funny selfie like you pretending keep the Tower of Pisa standing with your hand. Other than that, cut. it. out.

3. Absolutely no duck faces allowed under any circumstances.

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First of all, the duck face is far different from a kissing face. Duck face = pursed lips that are also somehow sticking out. Kissing face = lips scrunched together (preferably with a hand sticking out of your chin to signify blowing kisses). See the difference, people? Plus a duck face just looks like bad Botox, which you should be getting at our age, or looks like an attempt to be Kim Kardashian, which you should also never desire to attempt.

4. Don’t Snap photos of alcohol.

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No one wants to see your trashy self at the bar holding up two drink cups and many more on the table in front of you; that needs to be left back in undergrad. Your fellow twenty-something-year-old friends don’t want to be reminded they can’t afford alcohol anymore or they themselves are currently inebriated and can’t even open the SnapChat you sent…they think a little white ghost is after them. So, unless it’s wine (which is always classy and acceptable) or free alcohol being distributed somewhere your friends can run to, then no alcohol Snaps. Which by the way, if free alcohol is happening, Snap everyone and Facebook it because you’ll become super popular within seconds. You’re welcome for that tidbit.

5. Don’t Snap a photo you wouldn’t want someone taking a screenshot of.

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We all know that awkward and dreadful feeling when we see one of our SnapChat recipients has taken a screenshot. “Um, what did I send them again?” or “Oops, did I send that to the wrong person?” or just plain “Well, that’s awkward.” So keep that in mind that the SnapChat gods have created the ability to take screenshots in their updated version. Oh, it’s all too real.

6. Lastly, don’t type a long message and put the stupid photo on a 3-second reel.

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We all have friends that do that (I include myself here). Don’t write a book on your Snaps. The 1-3-second options are for photos that you want to show to people but don’t really want them to get a good look at…which probably means you shouldn’t send it. You’ll only get a confused-look Snap back from your friend telling you to send it again. Cue the head shakes. And if you write a story for them, they focus on the words and completely miss the actual photo, which leads them to even more confusion. It’s a lose-lose at this point.

But, you can also ignore me completely and do all of these things. Don’t blame me though if you get in trouble at work, get confused and bored Snaps back from people, or when everyone just stops opening your SnapChats all together. That’s just embarrassing.

oXo

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