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20 Instagram Accounts Of Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World

20 Instagram Accounts Of Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World

Instagram has about 200 million active users every month.  Most Instagram accounts feature your typical friends and family type of stuff–fun for those you know as you share in life’s every day moments ( in between the selfies and the food porn).  However, there are Instagram accounts from photographers who can bring you the world like you’ve never  seen it before.  A few on this list are members of photography’s elite, while others are just handy with their cameras and smartphones.  Follow all 20 of these Instagram Travel Photographers and you’ll see the world from an entirely different perspective.

1.  Joe McNally

Also known as the Master of Light as his friends call him, is pretty handy with his iPhone.  Good thing too since in his travels for National Geographic, LIFE and TIME he is always on the move.  Joe is one of the funniest men on the planet, or above it, as in this case high top the Burj Khalifa.

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    2. Corey Rich

    Rich has snowboarded in New Guinea, raced in the Sahara and train-hopped in the wild, wild west.  He shoots for, no surprise, National Geo Adventure, The North Face, Nike, and Sports Illustrated.  If you yearn for an outdoor adventure all over the world, Corey will bring it to your Instagram.

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      3. Jordan Oram

      Oram is instantly likeable.  This Canadian is a storyteller who reminds me, philosophically, of a hobbit.   He has a real passion for food, the brewing of ale, peace and quiet, and a love of things that grow. Follow MapleMusketeer on Instagram and you will feel the warmth of his heart as he marvels at his surroundings.

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        4. Dustin Snipes

        Snipes is known for photographing sporting events and extraordinary athletes.  His Instagram also shows off his eye for patterns and shadows and “why didn’t I think of that” moments, like this one below.

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           5.  Cole Rise

          calls himself an escape artist, and he clearly weaves his escapism through his camera.  He is a world traveler who makes the world a dreamy and magical-looking place.

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            6.  Darryll Jones

            Jones proves that sometimes the best way to see the world is through the eyes of a tiny stormtrooper.

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              7. Ami Vitale

              Vitale brings you the world through the faces of its inhabitants.  This Montana resident captures the  emotion of a wagging tail on a dog to the depth of sincerity of a woman’s faith.

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                8. Laurie Rubin

                Rubin loves animals and nature.  Her Instagram feed will make you feel as connected as she with the non-humans of this planet. Laurie loves to travel.  To see animals.  And nature.

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                  9.  The Travelettes

                  The Travelettes are nine women who travel the world–Katja, Sophie, Franki, Alex, Kathi, Rita, Marie, Annika and Caroline.  Kick back with them as you sight-see among friends.

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                    10. Dr. P. Munther

                    This feed is gritty.  He’ll take you all over Egypt, Hong Kong, India, and more–following him is an inexpensive way to see how other’s live.

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                      11.Brandy Byrd

                      Byrd’s Instagram snaps feel nostalgic and homey. Explore with him  and discover the hidden gems that make a trip all about the  journey.  He lives in Nashville, plays the banjo and has adventures.

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                        12. Flavio Bandiera

                        Bandiera lives in Italy and travels worldwide to capture weddings and special events. On Instagram it’s he goes light on the wedding shots and heavy on landscape and architecture shots.  (all of which look like very expensive places the average person could never afford to visit).

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                          13.  Aik Beng Chia,

                          Chia, often just referred to as ABC, turned to photography in 2008 with his purchase of the iPhone 2G.  He lives in  Singapore and his photos catalog the vibrance of his city.

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                            14.  Jussi Ulkuniemi 

                            Ulkuniemi is based out of Finland.  His photos may turn your world upside down.  These days he and three friends are photographing their way from Finland to Vietnam.

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                              15.  Vik Muniz

                              Muniz is a New York resident who hails from Brazil.  His world brims with color.  And pasta.

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                                16.  Dirk Bakker

                                Bakker lives in Amsterdam and he is in love with his city.  He showcases it in terms of lines, patterns and reflections.

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                                  17. David Guttenfelder

                                  Guttenfelder is a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer.  You know his photos are going to be amazing.  He only posts his iPhone pictures on Instagram and being a working photojournalist, he’ll take you everywhere.

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                                    18.  The Go Between Goat

                                    This photographer’s true identity is well-hidden, says she was born in Seattle.  She has traveled to over 30 countries, sometimes stopping to stay and live for awhile. Currently she is a humanitarian aid worker in Afghanistan armed with an iPhone and a Canon.

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                                      19. Jacob Maentz 

                                      Maentz joined the US Peace Corps in 2003 and now makes his living as a photographer residing in the Philippines.  If you want to visit far away lands that are more on  the remote side and less on the touristy one, Jacob will take you there.

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                                        20. Dan Bailey

                                        Bailey brings the expanse of the largest state in the Union to your Instagram feed.  Dan is an action figure who knows how to pilot a plane and likes cookies.

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                                          Featured photo credit: Joe McNally via joemcnally.com

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                                          Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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                                          Featured photo credit: Joshua Earle via unsplash.com

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