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Unless you're a YouTube star or a Justin Bieber fan club, getting thousands of followers on Instagram isn't a cakewalk. It takes a mixture of compelling content, a photographer's keen eye, the the help of a few camera apps to really achieve Instagram-sensation status.
However, you don't actually need to be a professional photographer to take gorgeous photos — you just need a few shooting tips and editing tools to take your pics to the next level (and to score you that coveted POP! icon on your pic). To prove our point, we asked a few of our Instagram buddies as well as our own Instagram helmswoman, Piera Gelardi (follow her personal account at @pieraluisa) who all know a little thing or two about the artform. Yes, artform — these tips will take your photos from amateur hour to gallery-worthy.
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read