Here at Swift Social we know that our users can be found in every walk of life. To date we have spoken with Marketers, Musicians, Photographers, Artists, Business owners and so many more.
That is why we want to put a little bit of 💗 out there for you guys and curate some amazing social accounts for you to follow. This week we are looking at Instagram and some amazing accounts that every Photographer should be following. So let’s begin!
David Guttenfelder – @dGuttenfelder
David Guttenfelder is a Nat Geo photographer, however you won’t see many of his Instgram shots on Nat Geo, because everything he shoots on Instagram is through the lens of his mobile phone, as traditionalists of Instagram would prefer. His vouyeristic style provides a glimpse into the sometimes ugly reality of the world we live in, and despite this is account can be a source of great beauty.
500px – @500px
One of the biggest sharing platforms for photographers, 500px has it’s fair share of gems to pick from when curating it’s Instagram account. Scrolling through their feed is a thing to behold as it slowly transitions through images highlighted with similar hues and tones.
Sharing their users images with Credit helps the 500px community grow stronger and stronger.
National Geographic – @NatGeo
National Geographic is famous for it’s rich history of incredible photographers. These masters travel the globe to capture the everyday lives of people all over the planet, providing an insight we otherwise wouldn’t have.
Photo by @erikalarsen888 // Captured #withgalaxy Note 8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Antarctic Iceberg, Penola Strait region to the south of the Lemaire Channel. An iceberg found near Port Charcot in an area of shallow waters around the island commonly known as "the iceberg graveyard". This iceberg could have been thousands of years in the making, starting as ambitious snowflakes that condense into ice over time, then flowing along glacial rivers of ice. Once the icebergs calve from the glaciers they can get forced into these waters by the wind and currents, and remain trapped and grounded until they break up or eventually melt.
Photo by @hammond_robin for @whereloveisillegal – On this Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the resilience of love in the face of intolerance. Around the world #LGBTQI+ people are subjected to daily discrimination because of who they are or who they love. In 72 countries it can mean imprisonment or death. To read LGBTQI+ stories of survival follow @whereloveisillegal
Photo by @marcusbleasdale For today’s @unitednations Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, I wanted to share this picture from one of my trips to the DRC back in 2008. A child soldier with a community-based militia group was waiting in Kanyabyonga, in eastern DRC, as rebels advanced. He was recruited while young men in the area were being abducted by rebel forces. He didn’t want to be forced to fight, so he volunteered with the militia. Since then, a lot has been done to try to stop the practice of using child soldiers, including the #internationalcriminalcourt’s landmark verdict in the Lubanga case. #child-soldiers #childrennotsoldiers #justicematters #childrensrights #savethechildren #childrenandarmedconflict #morejustworld
Daily Overview – @DailyOverview
One of the more unique approaches to Instagram. to say Daily Overview has a theme and they stick to it would still be an understatement. The idea is simple, the execution not so much. Every day they post an incredible overview perspective of locations around our planet from the sky above. Often surreal, but always breathtaking. This is an office fave 💗
Mount Taranaki, also known as Mount Egmont, is an active stratovolcano on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. A change in vegetation is sharply delineated between the protected national forest that encircles the volcano and the surrounding land comprised of intensively-farmed dairy pastures. /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: Axelspace
Check out this mesmerizing day / night drone shot of Barcelona by our friend @henry_do. He created this masterful image by stitching together a capture from dusk and another from dawn at the exact same altitude and angle. His view also captures the La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, the church has been perpetually under construction since 1882.
Lava and ash billow out of Raung, one of the most active volcanoes on the island of Java in Indonesia. Raung towers more than 10,000 feet above sea level and was captured here during a powerful eruption in 2015 with a short-wave infrared satellite camera. The ash produced during this activity forced the closure of numerous airports on the island. /// – @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Lightroom – @Lightroom
Adobe know a thing or two about photography, they have a pretty impressive Instagram at @adobe, however it’s their Lightroom that really appealed to us. A monthly hashtag provides the theme, encouraging their users to submit entries tagged with the monthly hashtag, the winners shared on the account. The results are often breathtaking.
#Lr_Moments photo by @2stop_images || Photographing lightning storms is always mesmerizing. It truly shows how beautiful and powerful Mother Nature can be. Tacking Point Lighthouse seems to be a magnet for electrical storms, so when the lightning arrives so do the photographers. It’s my favorite time of year because our storm season is now in full swing. • Share a time you captured a memory using #Lr_Moments for a chance to be featured.
#Lr_Nostos photo by @tysgoora || This photo was taken near the Pisa airport in Italy. I often come here to watch the planes land. They get so close to you that you can almost touch them. This photo reminds me to always embrace adventures and continue to explore the places around me. • When has a trip inspired you? Share your story with #Lr_Nostos for a chance to be featured!
Photos by @muenchmax || My absolute favorite place in Iceland is the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, a ghostly procession of luminous blue icebergs floating in the silent water. A couple of minutes after I took this picture, we set up the kayak and started paddling into the unknown. Deadly cold water and a few seals around us, the sound of cracking ice and continuous rain turned this arctic scenery into one of my happy places. This is @liz_b enjoying the extraordinary view. Swipe through to see our kayak from above. #BeBoundless
So there you have it! 5 Accounts every Photographer should have populating their feed on a daily basis. Take inspiration, delight and enjoyment from some of the worlds most incredible photographs get out there with your camera and grow your own portfolio.