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Follow These 30 Photographers On Instagram To Enrich Your Life

Follow These 30 Photographers On Instagram To Enrich Your Life

Thanks to Instagram, we can experience far away places, exotic scenes, culturally significant events, mentally stimulating and downright gorgeous images from all over the world. Adding a few (or all) of these talented photographers to your feed can enrich your life with purposefully captured visuals and impressions from places you may have traveled yourself, or new destinations you have yet to visit.

Here are 30 skilled and insightful photographers to follow on Instagram for a life boost.

1. Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron

    Raised between tropical Taiwan and the deserts of Arizona, Ketron has travel in her blood. She shares stunning images of her ventures, as well as her commercial and humanitarian work, with her nearly half a million followers.

    2. Ervin Raska

    Ervin Raska

      With an eye for structure, Raska captures the modern urbanscape of the U.K. in images ranging from minute to magnificent, and always pleasing.

      3. Aiala Hernando

      Aiala Hernando

        A professional photographer and film director, Aiala covers the pristine as well as the highly constructed in her travel, food, still life and beauty photography.

        4. Laura E. Pritchette

        Laura E Pritchette

          Laura’s painting skills seep into her photographic extensions. Her Instagram feed flows with movement and utter simplistic beauty.

          5. Sebastian Weiss

          Weiss

            Photo columnist for Architectural Digest Germany, Sebastian is a lover of concrete and sees the beauty in the lines and curves of the city.

            6. Iwan Baan

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            Iwan Baan

              Interested in the relationship between architecture and the people who influence it, Baan captures social currents and daily life through the structures that are born from the people.

              7. Ed Kashi

              Ed Kashi Methane

                Moved by social issues, from climate change to social unrest, Ed is a photojournalist who captures some of the most impactful cultural happenings in our world with a surprisingly intimate eye. His captions connect us to the the real people at the other end of stories we might brush past as a headline.

                8. Fernando Guerra

                Fernando Guerra

                  A Portuguese architect turned full time architectural photographer, Guerra utilizes his deep understanding of the craft and calculation behind the breathtaking symmetry which unfolds in different structures.

                  9. Lauren Bath

                  Lauren Bath

                    Known as “Australia’s first professional Instagramer”, Bath takes beauty shots of the Australian continent for a living. With plenty of ground to cover, she’s got her work cut out for her, and we’re more than happy to be along for the ride.

                    10. Nicolee Drake

                    Nicolee Drake

                      A Rome based photographer, Drake offers street fashion-type images featuring the framework and accents which set the Italian city apart from anywhere else in the world.

                      11. Tono Ariki

                      Tono Ariki

                        Urban landscape and architecture are the mainstays of this stream. Ariki has an eye for symmetry and double meanings in the visual world.

                        12. Jeanette Hägglund

                        Hagglund

                          Leave it to a Swedish photographer to produce images with such a perfect grapple on minimalism, with clean lines and crisp, stunning architecture.

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                          13. Joanna Lemanska

                          Joanna Lemanska

                            Though she doesn’t shy away from the Eiffel Tower altogether, it’s the everyday moments of casual beauty that really make Lemanska’s Parisian snapshots stand out. Great for those days when you wish you were in Paris, which, let’s be honest, is most days.

                            14. Sejkko

                            Sejkko

                              Trained as an artificial intelligence scientist, Sjekko creates a world that exists between the magical and the systematic in a genre labeled “Magical Realism”.  Offering short verses with images, we are granted a little peek into the photographer’s everyday journal which teeters between the commonplace and the spiritual.

                              15. David Guttenfelder

                              David Guttenfelder

                                A National Geographic photojournalist, Guttnefelder has covered news in more than 75 countries and was named the 2014 Instagram photographer of the year by TIME magazine.

                                16. Beth Kirby

                                Beth Kirby

                                  There’s food porn, and then there’s food and travel photography executed in a highly stylized and aesthetically conscious way. Kirby’s feed is the latter, relying on naturally or constructed alluring settings and tapping into the subtleties of new experiences related to food, as in the mushroom foraging trip featured above.

                                  17. Jeorge Nicht

                                  Joerg Nicht

                                    Based in Berlin, Nicht captures the energy of urban life throughout Europe, or in his words, “Impressions of cities in motion.”

                                    18. Ali Jardine

                                    Ali Jardine

                                      Allusions to classic stories and pop culture mixed with dreamy landscapes and a touch of the metaphysical, Jardine’s iphone-only edits will expand your imagination and have you asking, “Is there an app for that?”

                                      19. Melissa Vincent

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                                      Melissa Vincent .

                                        Along similar fantastical lines, Melissa Vincent shares her vision of Mississippi in a style she calls “Southern Surrealism”. She sometimes alters images and sometimes simply captures the natural when it infringes on supernatural, all on its own.

                                        20. Martina Bisaz

                                        Martina Bisaz

                                          Part-time scientific illustrator at the archaeology department of Zurich, part-time freelance photographer and illustrator, Bisaz brings a unique perspective to the natural world she explores. Her drawings and illustrations can be found on her official website linked on her Instagram.

                                          21. Q. Sakamaki

                                          Sakamaki

                                            Born and raised in Japan, Sakamaki moved to New York to write on American cultural phenomenon for Japan. He transitioned into human rights photography and has since photographed cultural happenings internationally as well as candid shots of his adopted, and original cities.

                                            22. Tommy Ton

                                            Tommy Ton

                                              Credited as the originator of street style fashion photography, Ton is a must for anyone interested in expanding their pulse on the fashion world.

                                              23. Garance Doré

                                              Garance Dore

                                                Lifestyle and fashion blogger and writer, Doré will keep you in the know with what’s what, while maintaining her approachable and fun demeanor.

                                                24. Robbie Shone

                                                Robbie Shone

                                                  From breathtaking aerials to incredibly rare visions of previously unexplored caves, Shone strives to capture images we’ve never been able to see before.

                                                  25. Christoffer Collin

                                                  Chris Collin

                                                    A prominent Swedish nature and landscape photographer, Collin captures and shares “beautiful things” with his over 900,000 Instagram followers.

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                                                    26. Karen Grubb

                                                    Karen Grubb

                                                      Self-proclaimed “part-time adventurer, full time daydreamer”, Grubb seeks the serene and the lovely in a personal, but majestic way.

                                                      27. Fran Perente

                                                      Fran Parente

                                                        An architectural and interior design photographer, Perente shares simplicity and elegant layouts across domestic and urban settings alike.

                                                        28. Herbert Schröer

                                                        Herbert Schroer

                                                          Inviting and serene, Schröer’s work is purposeful, stunning and a vibrant expression of both the natural and developed versions of the world as we see it.

                                                          29. Mr. 007

                                                          Mr. 007

                                                            Based in Tokyo, one of the most highly designed and efficient cities in the world, Mr. 007’s Instagram features pattern heavy black and whites of exactitude and brilliance.

                                                            30. Ami Vitale

                                                            Ami Vitale

                                                              National Geographic photographer Vitale’s work spans the globe and captures life, both human and animal, in its most wild and varied forms.

                                                              For more incredible photography, check out the 30 Best Entries of Sony 2015 Photography Awards.

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                                                              13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away

                                                              13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away

                                                              Creating your productivity ritual — a routine that helps you to maintain a peak level of energy can get you the best out of your days.

                                                              Part of creating your productivity routine involves removing activities that drain you (what I call “kryptonites”), and that includes your bad habits.

                                                              Like it or not, bad habits are bad for you — mentally, physically, emotionally and even socially in some cases. While some bad habits are harder to quit than others, it doesn’t change the fact that you need to get rid of them. Here are 13 bad habits to quit right away:

                                                              1. Stress Eating

                                                              I used to be a serious stress eater. I would eat whenever I felt unhappy, stressed, disappointed, anxious, or even… happy! My eating had nothing to do with being hungry, and everything to do with using food to fill my emotional voids.

                                                              While eating would comfort me, this feeling was momentary and would disappear right after I was done eating. Instead, what I had left would be the same emotional void that triggered me to eat in the first place (be it unhappiness or stress), a 2,000 excess calorie intake over what I should have eaten for the day, and anger at myself for having stress ate.

                                                              I’ve since overcome stress eating. I have healthy eating habits and a healthy relationship with food today where I no longer use food as a tool to fill my emotions.

                                                              If you are a stress eater, don’t fret — here’s how to manage your stress better:

                                                              How to Manage Stress (A Step-by-Step Guide to Turn Stress Into Success)

                                                              2. Nail Biting

                                                              Not only is nail biting unhygienic, it is also socially repelling, leads to dental problems like malocclusion of the anterior teeth,[1] potentially cause stomach problems,[2] and lead to severely deformed fingernails in the long run.

                                                              People who bite their nails tend to have shorter nails than the average person; their nail plates also experience scarring and may eventually become absent.[3]

                                                              Understand what triggers your nail biting behavior and replace it with another neutral to positive habit. Make habits to break habits.

                                                              For example, if you bite your nails when you are stressed, go for a walk or listen to music instead the next time you feel stressed.

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                                                              3. Hanging out with Naysayers

                                                              We all know these people — people who play devil’s advocate to every idea you have and every goal you want to pursue. We are already our greatest self-critics, so it doesn’t help when there’s someone beside us, ever ready to pounce on what we say and tear it down.

                                                              Hang out less with these naysayers and spend more time with supportive people who share constructive feedback instead. You will be much happier this way.

                                                              Learn how to get rid of naysayers with these 10 Ways to Ignore the Naysayers and Achieve Your Dreams.

                                                              4. Being with People Who Don’t Appreciate You

                                                              Haven’t all of us been in this situation before? Trying to please people who don’t appreciate us? Bending over backwards to be there for people when they are never there for us?

                                                              While we give without expectations of return, we need to draw a line with people who don’t value us because these people damage our souls.

                                                              Stop spending time with people who don’t appreciate you, and spend more time with people who do instead.

                                                              Unsure who you should get rid of? Learn about it here: 5 Kinds of Toxic People That You Need to Get Rid of Now

                                                              5. Smoking

                                                              Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death globally.[4]

                                                              In just the United States alone, about 500,000 deaths are attributed to smoking-related diseases annually. A recent study estimated that as much as one-third of China’s male population will have significantly shortened life-spans due to smoking! Gender-wise, male and female smokers lose an average of 13.2 and 14.5 years of life respectively — that’s over a decade of life right there.[5]

                                                              Not only that, smoking causes pre-mature skin aging (i.e. wrinkles), yellowing of teeth, bad breath, and worse of all — jeopardy of the health of people around you, including your loved ones. Studies have shown that non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk to many of the health problems associated with direct smoking.[6]

                                                              Smoking risks

                                                                6. Excessive Drinking

                                                                All of us know that drinking too much alcohol is bad for us, but do you know how bad it really is?

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                                                                According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking too much — be it on a single occasion or over time — can seriously damage your health:[7]

                                                                • Brain problems: Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, making it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.
                                                                • Heart diseases: Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle, Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat, stroke, high blood pressure
                                                                • Liver diseases: Steatosis or fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis, cirrhosis
                                                                • Pancreas problems: Pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
                                                                • Different types of cancer: Mouth, esophagus, throat, liver, breast

                                                                If you drink a lot, perhaps cutting it out right away will be tough. Cut down the number of glasses you drink each time, followed by the number of times you drink a week.

                                                                If need be, seek help from an AA group — you aren’t alone in this. Change starts from today.

                                                                7. Eating Junk Food (Including Diet Soda)

                                                                Junk food — they are everywhere in our society today. From McDonald’s, to KFC, to Burger King, to 24-hour takeouts, junk food such as fries, highly processed burgers and sodas has become a staple in our society today.

                                                                If you think, “Hey, but junk food is tasty!”, think again:

                                                                A study by Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny suggests that junk food consumption alters brain activity in a way similar to addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin.[8]

                                                                “After many weeks with unlimited access to junk food, the pleasure centers of rat brains became desensitized, requiring more food for pleasure.”

                                                                And you wonder why you seem to crave fast food when you just had some the day before?

                                                                While it may not be possible to remove junk food completely from our diet right away, we can reduce our junk food consumption starting today. Instead of soda, opt for a fruit juice (fresh juice, not the carbonated kind) or mineral water. Instead of fries, switch to mashed potato, a salad, or rice (many food outlets allow for this today). Instead of a fried meat patty, go for a grilled one.

                                                                Where possible, opt for healthy food joints like salad bars and delis as opposed to fast food outlets. Every little step goes a long way.

                                                                Here’re some healthy snacks ideas for you: 15 Healthy Snacks You Should Always Have At Home

                                                                8. Eating Too Much Red Meat

                                                                There has been conclusive evidence that consumption of red meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer; and suggestive evidence that it increases the risk of oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and endometrial cancer.

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                                                                In addition, some studies have linked consumption of large quantities of red meat with breast cancer, stomach cancer, lymphoma, bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer![9]

                                                                Personally, I’m a vegetarian so I don’t consume red meat, but for those of you who consume red meat, do watch out and limit your intake — better still, cut it out of your diet. World Cancer Research Fund recommends limiting intake of red meat to less than 300g (11 oz) cooked weight per week, “very little, if any of which to be processed.”

                                                                Of if you’re thinking about becoming a vegetarian, check out this guide: 5 Practical Tips For Starting a Vegetarian Lifestyle

                                                                9. Watching Too Much TV

                                                                I stopped watching TV since eight years ago and I have never regretted it. Every once in a while I will switch on the telly to see what is on, and then I will switch it off because it’s just the same boring shtick over and over again.

                                                                Watching TV, particularly well-written dramas, can be a good way to unwind. However, remember that TV isn’t your life.

                                                                Spending three hours every night watching TV will not change your life for the better. Rather, using that time to reflect on your life, take stock, and take action on your goals will.

                                                                It’s not easy to remove TV from your daily routine right away, but follow these 6 Steps To Remove TV From Your Life.

                                                                10. Being Late

                                                                Not only is being late being rude to others, it also means that you’re always rushing from one place to another, playing catch up in your agenda, and having to apologize to every person you meet.

                                                                Stop being late and not being punctual, but practice being early instead. Target to arrive 15 minutes earlier before any appointment and bring along something to do in those 15 minutes (or longer if the other person turns out to be late). Then you can stop playing catch up and stay ahead in life.

                                                                Learn more tips about how to be more punctual here: How to Be On Time Every Time

                                                                11. Being in Bad Relationships

                                                                Are you always dating the wrong guys/girls? Do you end up with jerks all the time? Well, you may not be able to stop yourself from meeting bad partners but you can certainly stop yourself from furthering contact with them, spending time with them, or even… entering into a relationship with them.

                                                                I used to invest myself in this guy who was nothing but toxic for me. After a good five months of experiencing nothing but getting burned over and over again, I realized that he was a total waste of my time and I deserved better. I decided to cut him off, and it was soon after that I met my soulmate.

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                                                                Learn about why you shouldn’t stay in a bad relationship and how to deal with it if you’re in one: Why Trying Hard to Stay in an Unhappy Relationship Is Not Love, but Fear

                                                                12. Leaving Things to the Last Minute

                                                                Burning the midnight oil isn’t fun — it’s exhausting.

                                                                Those of you who got through college by burning the midnight oil would have learned this the hard way. Not only is it damaging for your body, it is also mentally draining as you’re constantly in a hyper-tense mode, feeling anxious about whether you can finish your work on time.

                                                                Start today on a new note. Rather than react to your deadlines, be proactive about them by planning ahead, identifying what needs to be done for the week, and getting things done in advance.

                                                                By staying ahead of your tasks, you can also use your extra time to plan ahead in your life and get more things done.

                                                                Take a look at this guide and learn how to stop procrastinating: Procrastination – A Step-By-Step Guide to Stop Procrastinating

                                                                13. Focusing on the Negatives

                                                                In every situation, there are two ways you can react: zoom down to the problem areas and crib about how things aren’t the way you want, or celebrate the areas that are going well and work on making everything better.

                                                                Many of us see the importance of doing the latter but in practice, we do the former. Why though? Criticizing and focusing on the negatives is easy but it doesn’t empower nor inspire us to be better.

                                                                Make a change — for every negative encounter you run into, I challenge you to identify three things that are good about it. Practice doing this for one week, and by the end of the week you’ll find that your first instinct is to think positive, not negative.

                                                                And here’re even more ways to help you stay positive: 11 Tips for Maintaining your Positive Attitude

                                                                The Bottom Line

                                                                So here you find the 13 most common bad habits and their consequences on your mind and body. The good news’ you can quit them all.

                                                                Just spot out your own bad habits and take my suggestions to quit them. Then you’ll find your life a lot healthier and happier!

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