Instagram is a global phenomenon. Now owned by Facebook, it has very quickly become the world’s biggest social media platform for photographs, and with everyone having a smartphone these days and ways to upload photos, there are millions of pictures uploaded daily. Some modern cameras even have the capability to upload photos straight to Instagram.
If you’re willing to wade through all of the selfies taken by teenagers and motivational quotes, you can find some breathtaking stuff on Instagram, it isn’t just the A list celebrities who are worth following, and some accounts are amazing for finding adventure photography and following your favorite explorer around the globe. After all, it is a social network for photography, so there is bound to be some great work being shared within.
Some of the best accounts can be found through hash tags, for instance looking for hiking pictures or even putting the name of a camera as a hash tag, or the location where people are likely to be taking photos. Some accounts are built to be an aggregator of other peoples photos, for instance the Lens Bible accepts submissions and publishes photos with credit, which can be a great way to find new photographers to follow.
One of our favorite accounts is for Yuriy Trebushnoy, who offers some stunning pictures of his adventures around the globe, these aren’t snapshots taken on a phone camera, they’re professional, stunning pictures by a great photographer with a clear eye for composition and location. You can share his adventures vicariously here: https://www.instagram.com/whereisyuriy/.