Photographers to Follow on Instagram: July 16, 2021
Every day the PetaPixel Instagram account shares excellent photography from our readers and those who inspire us. Here’s a look at some of our recent favorite posts and the photographers behind the lens.
Our @PetaPixel Instagram page posted all of the great work that is finding its way before our very eyes. Would you like to see how your photos are shared on our account? First of all, you want to follow us. Then use the #petapixel Hashtag in your posts to join our Instagram community of photographers. With these steps we can easily find what we want to share.
Below we see a selection of talented photographers whose work was recently featured on @PetaPixel. Continue posting your pictures with #Petapixels and you might find yourself here next week.
Adam Kyle Jackson, found on Instagram as @adamkylejackson, is a Texas-based storm watcher and photographer. This photo was taken in June 2021 when Jackson was out storming with his three children. As any parent of a self-respecting photographer would, Jackson said he “taught them how to capture lightning bolts at a high frame rate on their iPad.” The master himself used a Nikon Z 7II for this shot outside of Wilson, Kansas.
Michael Anthony, or @michaelanthonyphotography on Instagram, is a Los Angeles-based wedding photographer and Profoto Legend of Light. He has filmed 1,500 weddings in over a dozen countries. This picture from a wedding in Pasadena, California was captured with the Fujifilm X-T4 and lit with the Profoto A10.
Chris Vultaggio, or @chris_vultaggio on Instagram, is an adventure photographer and filmmaker with 20 years of experience. This photo shows professional climber Jonathan Siegrist working a route in Shawangunk Ridge in Vultaggio’s home region of Hudson Valley, New York.
As an adventure photographer, however, Vultaggio doesn’t always stay close to home. He has worked in over 40 countries and his work has been used by brands like Patagonia.
Constantinos Lepouris, simply @constantinoslepouris on Instagram, is an incredibly talented portrait artist from Athens, Greece. “Mixing media has always been my passion,” said Lepouris PetaPixel by email. “In my Renaissance / Baroque portrait series, I try to play with the viewer’s perception and ask him whether what he is seeing is a photo or a painting.” Well, whatever I am looking at , works because his work stands out
Followed by @joseramosphotography on Instagram, José Ramos is a landscape photographer based in Lisbon, Portugal. His pictures have been featured in National Geographic magazines several times and he leads photography tours in his home country.
This long exposure was taken during sunset on the “wild and beautiful” Adraga Beach near Lisbon. According to Ramos, the sea here is unpredictable and intense, so taking photos “involves very slippery rocks and extreme caution with the tides”.
Larry Lu, found on Instagram as @ larrry.lu, is a portrait photographer from Singapore. Lu said PetaPixel he is a firm believer in creating portraits that tell a story and set the mood. One thing that stands out about his photos is the quality of the light, and it’s no accident. “Sunrise and sunset portrait photography is ultimately about being in the right place with the right people at the right time, and I don’t mind giving up my sleep for that,” Lu said.
Gavin Gough is a freelance photojournalist and can be found on Instagram as @gavingough. Gough is based partially in Bangkok, Thailand and works mainly on humanitarian and development projects for NGOs. These often place him in Southeast Asia, India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
In Gough’s own words: “This picture of a Buddhist monk was made at Wat Si Saket in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The temple will be familiar to anyone who has visited Laos, as will the sight of friendly monks in saffron robes. This young monk was obviously very happy to turn the tables and take a picture of me, and as is so often the case, he and his friends were happy to talk and had many questions about my life and my homeland. “
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Credit: All photos used with the permission of the respective photographer.