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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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                                          How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                          How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

                                          As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

                                          “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

                                          When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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                                          Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

                                          We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

                                          But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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                                          So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

                                          It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

                                          1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

                                          Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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                                          2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

                                          This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

                                          You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

                                          3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

                                          This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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                                          4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

                                          How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

                                          So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

                                          If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

                                          And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

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