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Picture collages, tons of filters, hot-dog legs…these all have one thing in common: They’re ghosts of Instagram-past. Instead, look out for these new 'gramming trends that are sure to flood your feed in the coming months.

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Channeling my inner 50's Bond Girl on set with @bloombergpursuits ?

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Buh-bye two-minute-long videos. Hello, GIF-like animation that lets you feel like you’re in the moment. Just download the app, take a Boomerang of, say, popping Champagne or waving from atop that Independence Day float, and import straight to Insta.

Pretties. ??

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Instead of hiking up the saturation or contrast like in days of yore (Read: 2015), this summer is all about the overexposed. This fresh effect gives a light, airy feel to the image, and can be achieved by shooting in prime photo hours (aka early morning), brightening the photo and upping exposure levels.


Go-Pro photos automatically make you appear a travel aficionado, but if you don’t have one of those little cameras (or an attachable iPhone lens), you can still get the cool wide-angle affect. Just download the app and snap your Bali pics through the curved filter for instant adventure upgrade.


Seriously. Lux, Hudson and Valencia all need a break. The best photos are the ones that appear the most lifelike, so if you must #filter, select one that leaves colors as realistic-looking as possible.


Sure, group photos are fun (and always garner a bunch of likes on social media), but a snazzy shot of you strolling down the cobbled streets of Florence or biking through French wine country makes for a gorgeous self-portrait. It is your Instagram profile, after all.

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