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20 Instagrams You Should #Follow To Know The Unknown

20 Instagrams You Should #Follow To Know The Unknown

Instagram can be both the best place on the internet and the worst. If you follow a bunch of boring people then you’ll never enjoy your time there. However, there are a number of people who use Instagram to showcase their amazing work and provide you with content that you’ll utterly enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of them.

1. @dguttenfelder

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    Voted Instagram’s photographer of the year by TIME magazine, David Guttenfelder has one of the most unique Instagrams around. He works for the Associated Press and is a National Geographic fellow. His photographs are from all around the world and are in many different styles. The man has won a Pulitzer Prize and an Infinity award in the last two years.

    2. @philmoorephoto

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      Phil Moore is a freelance photographer based in East Africa. There he captures glorious landscape photos as well as photos of locals doing their thing. It’s a great way to visit a far off land without having to go there and the landscape photos are very impressive.

      3. @benlowy

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        Ben Lowy is a documentary photographer whose work has been featured in TIME magazine along with other notable video and written publications. His work showcases people at their best and their worst and includes things like photos of Hurricane Sandy in New York as well as some abstract work. It’s definitely worth the follow.

        4. @michaelchristopherbrown

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          Michael Christopher Brown is a photographer for National Geographic whose work spans from the every day life of Manhattan in New York to battle in the Congo. His work has been featured in an HBO documentary and in publications around the world.

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          5. @marcusbleasdale

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            Marcus Bleasdale is a photographer with quite the repertoire. He photographs for National Geographic Magazine and focuses mainly on human rights. You’ll see pictures of his experiences in Africa, Europe, and the United States that both encapsulate the struggles of the people of Africa and beautiful photos from other parts of the world. It’s eye opening, educational, and worth a moment of your time to follow.

            6. @edkashi

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              Ed Kashi is another National Geographic photographer but he works in the Middle East. Particularly around Syria as he has covered the Syrian conflict going on there. You can see photos of New Jersey as well as pictures of Syrian refugees as they try to make life work.

              7. @randyolson

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                Randy Olson is a documentary photographer who has also done work for NatGeo. His jobs and stories have taken him to Australia, India, and Australia. If you follow Randy you can expect to see some amazing photos of landscapes and locals doing what they do best. There are a variety of topics and landscapes which is always good on Instagram.

                8. @dayzdandconfuzd

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                  David Ingraham is a photographer who specializes in black and white photography and you know fun those pictures can be. David shoots city scenes from all over the place and his frequent travels lends itself to some truly great photography. If you want to travel without the travel, this is a good account to follow.

                  9. @acestyles

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                    Ariel C, otherwise known as acestyles, is a photographer based in New York. Many photographers like to go out and capture the mean streets of New York and highlight the town’s gritty nature. Ariel does something more unique in that he finds the more colorful and beautiful parts of New York. It’s a side of the city you don’t get to see very often unless you live there and it definitely helps take the edge off of the city’s gritty reputation.

                    10. @kevinruss

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                      Kevin Russ is a US-based photographer who has shot over 3000 photos (and posted them to Instagram) using only his iPhone. The shots range from scenic landscapes to sandy beaches and everything in between. It really exemplifies the versatility of today’s smartphone cameras and shows you many corners of the United States.

                      11. @kevinfrayer

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                        Kevin Frayer is a photojournalist who was embedded in Asia and taking photos for Getty Images. If you follow Kevin you’ll see a number of breathtaking images from the heart of Asia. He has also covered natural disasters in Asia including Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines. It’s an amazing culture and Kevin does a great job photographing it.

                        12. @ivankphoto

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                          Ivan is a freelance photographer who is based in Ecuador and has done work before for National Geographic. He also does work solely with an iPhone and takes bright, colorful images from all over Ecuador and some parts of Romania. It’s a window in the every day life of the folks who live there along with some landscape shots that will just make you smile.

                          13. @laura_eltantawy

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                            Laura is a British-Egyptian photographer who takes some truly interesting photos. On her Instagram you’ll find a number of abstract photos that she takes in Cairo, England, and everywhere in between. If you’re into abstract stuff and you want to see more about life in Cairo, England, and most of Europe then this is the account to follow.

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                            14. @brahmino

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                              Simone Bramante is a storyteller and photographer who uses motion and nature combined to create some truly epic pieces. If you’re a fan of nature and things that appear to be floating in mid air then you’ll get a kick out of Simone’s work. The pictures are fun to look at and they have an almost magical quality to them. Definitely worth a follow.

                              15. @bythebrush

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                                Laura Pritchett runs the @bythebrush account on Instagram and it’s another account that uses solely an iPhone. Her pictures are soft and bring a sort of elegant simplicity to an otherwise busy website like Instagram. You’ll get to see some abstract work and some images from around the state of Delaware.

                                16. @glennagordon

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                                  Glenna Gordon is known for her work in Nigeria but her Instragram photos take place from all over the world. You’ll find everything from New York City to Africa and everywhere between. If you don’t know what you want, this is a great Instagram to follow because it has a bit of everything.

                                  17. @amytoensing

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                                    Amy is a freelance photographer, National Geographic contributor, and a teacher. She’s traveled near and far across this wondrous planet of ours and has taken the pictures to prove it. Wherever she goes, she teaches kids photography. Her pictures are from everywhere and they’re about everything. Enjoy!

                                    18. @lynseyaddario

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                                      Lynsey Addario is among the bravest photographers on this list. She’s been in Afghanistan while it was under Taliban rule and has found herself in other war zones. Her Instagram is comparatively a breath of fresh air because it’s based around the lighter things about the places she visits.

                                      19. @moneal

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                                        Michael O’Neal is an entrepreneur but still manages to make time to take some pictures and put them on Instagram. His photos are cinematic in nature and show people and animals doing intense and thoughtful things. Some of it is black and white and others are in color. It’s a very enjoyable photography Instagram to follow.

                                        20. @pauloctavious

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                                          Last and certainly not least is Paul Octavious. He is a Chicago-based photographer and storyteller who takes pictures of a number of different things. We particularly liked his 4th of July photos which featured an epic silhouette with fireworks. He has food, landscapes, city photos, and even some fun little photos that have been Photoshopped.

                                           

                                          Instagram has a lot of great photographers and journalists that are taking pictures of many wondrous places and things. There are many, many more than we’ve included here and the best way to find them is to network and ask others!

                                          Featured photo credit: Emotion Daily via emotiondaily.com

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                                          Published on January 18, 2019

                                          Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

                                          Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

                                          Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

                                          The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

                                          1. Duolingo

                                            Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

                                            Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

                                            The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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                                            2. HelloTalk

                                              HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

                                              There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

                                              What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

                                              Download the app

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                                              3. Mindsnacks

                                                Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

                                                You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

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                                                4. Busuu

                                                  Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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                                                  The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

                                                  When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

                                                  Download the app

                                                  5. Babbel

                                                    Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

                                                    Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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                                                    If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

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                                                    Takeaways

                                                    All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

                                                    Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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