There have been numerous ongoing debates over whether photographers should use Instagram to share their images and gain exposure.
With over 800 million people now using Instagram, it can be difficult to sift through the masses to find the best photographer accounts among an enormous pile of Instagram users and the perfect role models that are worthy of being followed.
This article provides a list of the 10 best landscape photographers we found on Instagram to help make sure you are only following the best.
We used the following criteria to put together this list for you; the best locations are for a photo shoot, camera proficiency proficient and mastery of the three basic photography skills, 1) shutter speed, 2) aperture 3) ISO.
Because when traveling to the perfect location, sometimes there’s no second chance to go back, right?
Since Instagram has such a significant effect on whether landscape photographers can get inspired or get more skilled, we want to make your life easier and present you these 10 must follow landscape photographers.
1.Yuma Yamashita (@yuma1983)
Can you see how mesmerizing the photograph above is? With the limited time that most of us have, we can not often travel. Even though we succeeded in arriving at the natural site far away from the city, it’s not necessarily that we can see a perfect sight due to the uncertainty of the weather. On this picture, you can see that Yuma has found a perfect spot which he excels to shoot at the dusk time (limited lights). Yuma captures nature photographs when on an adventure and shares them with us through Instagram @yuma1983, and we recommend you must check and follow them today!
2. Kai (@kai_tk)
We think Kai from Thailand is a genius photographer. If you open his Instagram @kai_tk you can see that his photographs have exceptional compositions. But the best thing about this Instagram is that he only uses an iPhone to capture beautiful and original photographs! If you are a beginner in the photography world, you definitely need to follow his Instagram to get inspiration.
3. Joez (@joez19)
Another iPhone-only Instagrammer for landscape lovers is @joez19. Joez doesn’t claim himself a “photographer”, but we think his photographs have reached the level of professional. See how he posts this image with lake reflection upside down? Go follow his Instagram if you want to be as creative as him!
4. Lee Starnes (@leestarnes)
Lee who is based in Vietnam has a large collection of travel photographs for you to admire on his account, @leestarnes. You’ll be inspired by his Instagram account and the infinite amount of scenery that exists out there waiting to be captured. His skill is validated by the fact that the picture above was regrammed by @guardiantravelsnaps and this other beautiful photograph that was regrammed by the Guardian.
5. Yudhi (@blacktoner_5150)
Want to become a photo editing expert? Start by following Indonesian Landscape Photographer Yudi on @blacktoner_5150! Until 2009 he did not own a camera, hence he was doing digital imaging. After he fell in love with photography, he started to perpetuate sceneries with his camera in 2013. See the world through Yudhi’s eye and learn more about photo editing through his Instagram.
6. Johanes Mario Adriano (@johanesadriano)
Any photographer would be jealous with Johanes’ eyes. Based in a tropical country, he is ready to create a photograph anywhere in the world gracefully. The lesson is that if you want to be a skilled photographer, you need to keep learning in order to be ready to shoot astonishing images like Johanes’. Indeed, @johanesadriano is a landscape photography role model worth following!
7. Hendrick Hartono (@hendrickhartono)
If you scroll through @hendrickhartono‘s Instagram account, you can see that location is significant to get the perfect scenic photograph like this shot of Cape Town. Sometimes, a photographer needs the right location and elevation for a shoot; but, they always need to be knowledgeable about the region to not miss chances for having desirable photographs.
8. Noer Hoeda (@noerhoeda)
A photographer’s life can be an adventurous life. Have you ever dreamt of capturing a breathtaking landscape in the night? There is a specific technique to create this kind of photograph, but we are sure you are able to accomplish it! Noer has photographed at various angles and combined various elements, so check @noerhoeda out and start capturing your own landscapes!
9. Jonathan Lim (@clotwork)
Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and move to the next level as a photographer? When one combines a passionate photographer & a drone, any simple object can become mind-blowing. Jonathan has many more jaw-dropping aerial images of nature on his Instagram @clotwork. To capture aerial photographs means to explore more landscapes of this beautiful planet and that is one of the important drivers of being a photographer.
10. Kelvin (@kelvin_yuen_)
Once you have practiced various photography skills mentioned above on each of the images, you should try to incorporate them all to create one majestic artwork! This photograph of Iceland is the complete package, combining the skill of being an agile photographer at any moment and under any circumstances. A photographer that has mastered capturing the night sky delicately. Kelvin is a National Geographic Photography Award winner, so you must want to follow him!
So there you go, 10 awesome Instagram landscape photographers you should follow if you want to improve your landscape photography skills.
We hope you learn a lot from them just like we did!
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