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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Share your portrait photography on Instagram (#wpportraits)


Instagram portrait of Post Engagement Producer Beth Butler in the newsroom. (Submitted via Instagram - Mark S. Luckie / @marksluckie)
Go look at your drivers license, your senior photo in your high school yearbook or your wedding portrait. Do you like what you see? In your eyes, what makes a good portrait of yourself or your loved ones?

Portraits are among the most personal types of photogaphy, and that intimacy also makes shooting them an unusually engaging art. A particular smile or gaze can reveal a lot about a person.­­

Think you got a great portrait to show us? Join in and share your portraits on the popular smartphone application Instagram. All you have to do is include the hashtag #wpportraits in your photo caption or comment to send your photos to us. We’ll repost some of the best shots below.

Using the hashtag means that you have permission to send them to us ( you took them) and that you allow us to use the photos on washingtonpost.com, on our social media accounts or in print. Here are some tips for using Instagram:

How do I start using Instagram?

To use Instagram, you must have a smartphone for Android or iOS. Download the app, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up an account and start snapping photos.

Reminder: Include #wpportraits in the caption. More questions about the app? Check out the Instagram FAQ.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?

We recommend you check out The Washington Post’s Your Photos gallery and upload your photos directly there.

Have you done this before?

We started off with #econdebate, our first experiment in using Instagram to visualize what the economy looks like across the country. That project has transformed in the larger 2012 Unfiltered. Seasonally, we have done#leafscape for fall and #springscape for spring.

Can I find The Post on Instagram?

Yes! We’re @washingtonpost on Instagram. Follow us.

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