Who does an aspiring travel photographer turn to when they’re looking for inspiration in 2015? It definitely helps to have contemporary heroes and fellow travelers to look to for ideas when planning your next trip across the world. Instagram is a great place to look for new ideas for exotic locales, new angles, and stunning shots to shoot for. We found some amazing instagrammers we thought we’d share with you today, so here are 5 travel photographers you should follow on Instagram for inspiration!
If you’re looking for adventure look no further than Matthew Karsten (@expertvagabond). He’s camped outside the erupting volcano Santiaguito in Guatemala, skydived over the Islands of Fiji, and hitch hiked across the United States. He was even brave enough to dive with great whites off the coast of Gansbaai, South Africa! If you’re planning an adventure-filled romp next summer, Expert Vagabond has no shortage of great ideas.
Kiersten knows how to have fun. If you love food, fashion and travel photography, (and lets be honest here, who doesn’t?), check her out at @theblondeabroad. She’s been featured on The Yacht Week in the British Virgin Islands, been shipwrecked in Sadinia, and trekked through the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. If you’re looking for some inspiration to go sailing The Blonde Abroad can help you chart your next route.
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If you’re looking to up your landscape photography game, Trey Ratcliff captures stunning scenes from around the globe. His tagline says it all “I’m a warm-hearted, old-school gentleman explorer with really cool toys.” You can learn a lot from the way he frames his landscapes and the gear he uses on his travels. Checkout his website Stuck in Customs for some great tips and tricks on how to become a travel photographer.
Full time travelers and storytellers, Dan Audrey don’t just shoot photos, they tell stories through a lens. They mingle with the locals in exotic locales across the globe. From the Lost City of Teyuna in the northern Columbian rainforests, to a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat in Malaysia, you’ll learn a lot about culture following Uncornered Market abroad.
Daniel Nahabedian is a professional travel and culture photographer who also teaches photography and Lightroom post-processing at workshops in countries across the globe. His Instagram feed is filled with colorful photos of people, places, weather phenomena, and animals across the globe. He pays extra special attention to lighting and makes the most of dawn, dusk, blue hour, and golden hour, and you can learn a lot from his photos or his website Canvas of Light.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of travel photographers, just a quick list to help you get started filling your Instagram feed with inspirational photography. Instagram is full of stunning photos and potential sources of inspiration. Make the most of your Instagram feed by following your favorite travelers!
Have any suggestions for us? We’re always looking for new and inspiring Instagrammers to follow. Leave a comment below and we’ll check it out!