Photographs are the best way to preserve a moment and keep the memories alive. That’s why we take too many selfies, right? All jokes aside, photos are an invaluable method for honoring and remembering the past as well as sharing the ‘feeling’ of a moment.
On Instagram, there are countless photographers who have actually made a name for themselves inside and out of Instagram. They have taken the field of photography to an exciting new level and we’re taking a dive in to see the best of the best.
Their feeds are populated with game-changing photographs of the quality we had once only expected to see in high-end magazines (called “glossies”), in art galleries, and in coffee table books that people of certain socio-economic strata kept on artful display in their living rooms.
So that you may find yourself suitably schooled, we’ve curated a list of the more venerable of the photography accounts making waves on Instagram now. You might toss their names casually into a conversation at a cocktail party, so as to seem effortlessly hip:
The Best Photography Instagram Account To Inspire You
1. Adam Senatori (@adamsenatori)
Adam is a pilot who loves to take photographs of the places he has been to. His feed is what every traveler’s dreams are made of. Make sure to check his amazing aerial photos comprising some serious wanderlust goals. Jaw, meet floor:
2. Simone Bramante (@brahmino)
Simone’s focus? First: tell the story. His newsfeed is full of breathtaking landscapes as a background for human subjects.
3.Ilhan Eroglu (@ilhan1077)
Ilhan is a traveler and photographer. He likes taking wide angle photos that show the bigger picture, literally. If you are looking for photography- and travel tips,this is the perfect account to follow.
4. Jonpaul Douglass (@jonpauldouglass)
Douglass in an established commercial photographer who likes to incorporate humor and surrealism in his minimal and design-driven photographs. He has worked with huge brand names such as Apple and Instagram.
5. Ha’a Keaulana (@haakeaulana)
If you are fascinated by the ocean, the tropical charms of our fiftieth state’s dramatic natural formations, as well as the sport, sportime, and lifestyle embodied by surfing, follow Keaulana, a surfer-photographer from Hawaii, and say “aloha” to some serious photography inspiration.
6. Josh Packer (@packtography)
Josh likes to spend his time outdoors wandering the vast uncharted wilderness of Idaho. His artistic inspiration is mostly derived from the natural world so abundantly available in his surroundings, most specifically evident in the resplendence of seasons’ change. You’re sure to enjoy starry skies unspoiled by light pollution, as well as paradisiacal remote cabins in his utopian feed.
7. Chris Schoonover (@cschoonover)
Chris is one of the top rising portrait photographers on Instagram, who started capturing photos with iPhone before buying his Fujifilm X100S. He focuses on having his subjects interact with their environment, which allows him to deliver a more photojournalistic style.
8. Matt Thiessen (@mthiessen)
Get inspired by Matt Thiessen’s storytelling technique, which involves the using of visuals as he takes us around Canada. This shot alone has us yearning to plan a trip north!
9. Cocu Liu (@cocu_liu)
With the use of his iPhone alone, Coco Lui takes photo walking tours around San Francisco. Through this simple technique, he’s given countless followers a sneak peek of the often cartoonishly-portrayed city streets in elegant, uncharacteristically muted colors. San Francisco translates well with the more sophisticated treatment.
10. Joshua Woods (@joshuawoods)
Joshua is a fashion photographer who graces the Instagram world with his photographs that radiate a stylish, cool, vintage vibe. We’ll leave it at that, and let your discovery reveal the rest.
11. Akihito Nagata (@abu888)
Black and white is the progenitor of modern photography and holds relevance for any student or appreciator of photographic arts. To that end, it’s useful and important to study practitioners of the craft. Akihito is a Japanese photographer who specializes in black and white photos. His favorite subjects include architecture and people. If black and white photography is a style you’d like to spend more time exploring, dive into his account for more exposure into its nuances, quirks, and strengths.
12. Maria Marie (@cestmaria)
Moving away from the subject of black and white, Cestmaria is one of the more colorful accounts on Instagram. Maria Marie fills her feed with photographs of everyday things and situations in happy pastel colors, not super-saturated, but making use of beautiful contrasts that please the eye and show how color can affect mood and design.
13. Sophie Loghman (@sophlog)
Professional partygoer (hello, how did we not plan our career path better? Clearly we were steered wrong along the way) Sophie Loghman maintains vibrant colors in her photographs — envision, if you’re young enough or able to pretend — Katy Perry’s “California Girls” music video. If you need inspiration for bright and colorful photography sessions, check out @sophlog.
14. Dirk Bakker (@macenzo)
If symmetry is an element you seek in a photograph, regard Dirk Bakker’s works on Instagram. As a graphic designer, he has unflagging eye for symmetry; lines and patterns are hypnotic and satisfying within his feed.
15. Scott Rankin (@othellonine)
This Vancouver-based photographer loves the great outdoors . . . and his camera. Seeing his photos make you want to put on your hiking boots yourself and join him on his moody, intriguing, evocative adventures.
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