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On Instagram, you can’t get anywhere without using hashtags to grease the wheels of your popularity. But with millions of photos already there, how do you ensure that you garner your share of likes on Instagram 5 Tried & True Tips For Winning At Instagram & Getting Tons Of Likes 5 Tried & True Tips For Winning At Instagram & Getting Tons Of Likes When it comes to getting noticed on Instagram, there are basic rules to follow as would be the case with any social network - post regularly, interact with users, include an interesting description with your... Read More ?

In the crowded space of Instagram, it is the quirky photos that draw the eye. The ten hashtags below shine through the filters because they manage to appeal to quirky Instagrammers and their quirkier creativity. They’re a great way to discover some out of the ordinary Instagram content, and may inspire you to create some yourself. Follow them if you like your photos to be a little bit off the beaten track.

#fromwhereIstand

#fromwhereistand

Photos: 699,011

No, this hashtag doesn’t celebrate footwear fashion trends, though it easily can. This is one of Instagram’s more popular yet unusual hashtags, sending you to photograph what you’re seeing right now from where you’re standing. Its popularity is in some ways due to its simplicity. But in no way does it diminish the high number of unusual photos the hashtag manages to accumulate from across the world.

#puddlegram

#puddlegram

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Photos: 30,332

As kids we hopped over them, or in them. As adults, we can whip out our smartphones and snap them. Puddles are everywhere, and reflections on water can make for some truly creative photography.

#wickedflip

#wickedflip

Photos: 4960

Turn your world upside down and take in a different perspective. Then go through the collection of Instagram photos this hashtag manages to conjure up. Join in by taking anything and flip it over on its head for some interesting angles. It’s an interesting follow, especially if you you’re into mind riddles. Try figuring our what you’re really seeing!

#leafpeeping

#leafpeeping

Photos: 4254

This hashtag is built around foliage and nature. There are bigger collections than this, but this hashtag still seems to be unsullied by random unrelated photo shares. Let’s hope it manages builds up a nice following because it soothes the senses.

#jumpstagram

#jumpstagram

Photos: 43,013

You need to take a friend along to capture your own “jumpstagram” shots. You can, of course, try it out with a camera app that has a timer 10 Powerful & Useful iPhone Camera Apps To Help You Take Better Pictures 10 Powerful & Useful iPhone Camera Apps To Help You Take Better Pictures Read More . If you don’t have a tripod, stabilize your device with something else. Then it’s just a matter of getting the jump right and capturing the right kind of mid-air pose.

#emptychairsproject

#emptychairsproject

Photos: 16,970

This hashtag, like many others, grew from a personal project. Raphaël Liais (@raphaelliais) noticed empty chairs in Casablanca, Morocco and uploaded their photos on Instagram with the tag. Since then, this hashtag has built up some steam and is now going strong. Some of the photos here really spark your imagination to snap a chair (or chairs) and put it to use for something other than plonking down on it.

#chasingfog

#chasingfog

Photos: 23,692

This is one of my favorite Instagram hashtags of all times. Perhaps, it is because enveloping fog gives everything a ghostly and unworldly quality. If you’re ever out chasing fogs (or in a place where you could be), don’t forget to capture it.

#iseefaces

#iseefaces

Photos: 211,618

Look around, are you seeing faces everywhere? Your own share could be staring back at you where you least expect it. Headlights seem to be common, as are food shots. They are everywhere, if we just care to pay attention. Alternatively, you could move things around and create your own “face” shot.

#soloparking

#soloparking

Photos: 46,209

In how many different ways can you Instagram cars? Solo parking gives you yet another one. This started as a weekend hashtag project on Instagram and has stuck around. Instagrammers were asked to find any vehicle parked by itself and photograph it. Nothing much to it really, but it is an unusual hashtag you might want to keep in mind if you want to popularize your car photos.

#16x9fordays

#16x9fordays

Photos: 115,628

This hashtag breaks you free from Instagram’s 1:1 standard crop, because some photos deserve a bit more room. More specifically, many photos lose their aesthetics when the rule of thirds The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners The Top 5 Photography Tips For Absolute Beginners Fueled by a desire to take better photos, last year I got myself a nice DSLR for Christmas. I'm certainly no photography expert - but I did take the time learn a few tips I... Read More gets violated with cropping. There are varied approaches you can use to work around the cropping of your photos The Basics of Photo Cropping That You Should Understand The Basics of Photo Cropping That You Should Understand Read More before you upload it on Instagram. All of them are based around apps (e.g. InstaSize) that help you customize your photo.

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The above list is not a top ten list – it would be impossible to construct one given the depths of Instagram. The unusual hashtags I chose here are easy to contribute to with your own creative takes.

Still wondering what some of the more popular Instagram hashtags mean? Be sure to check out our guide to cryptic Instagram hashtags The Complete Guide To Cryptic Instagram Hashtags No One Understands The Complete Guide To Cryptic Instagram Hashtags No One Understands #instagood, #l4l, #f4f, #photooftheday, #igers… what's up with all these hashtags? The least you can do to ease your suffering is to learn what all these hashtags mean. Read More .

Which are some memorable Instagram hashtags that make you do a double take? Tell us below.

  1. Eric
    June 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    thanks, just was able to use a bunch of these

    @ericdanger

  2. Marlon Ortiz
    January 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Awesome article. Check my insta @isluismarlon

  3. @aroficial
    February 9, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    #swayingstructures is a great hashtag

  4. Cyamac Y
    February 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Follow me on instagram @Cyamac

  5. Lisa
    January 16, 2014 at 1:22 am

    #dailycortado is a beautiful hashtag for coffee lovers!

  6. Victor O
    November 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I love seeing beautiful pictures taken from a phone. Problem is, my phone never seems to be able to capture anything as nice

    • Saikat B
      November 13, 2013 at 3:43 am

      The phone at least has removed the high-technicality needed for photos. It's just you, your eye, and whatever's in the frame. Like everything else, it's practice, practice, and then some more :)

  7. Ann
    November 12, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I was surprised to find #superman had 2,394,127 photos (including mine) . Great article, @itsawhat

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