These instagram accounts have beautiful images and know how to market themselves

Our Choice of The Best Instagram Accounts

With close to a billion users, Instagram is one of the most popular social marketing platform for business owners, as well as artists and art enthusiasts. Social media is heavily skewed toward visual content. Most people know by now that Facebook posts that include images get over two times more engagement than plain text posts, and this is true across all other social networks, especially Instagram. If you want to build a good Instagram account, take a look at these examples our team feels are some of the Best Instagram Photography Accounts. You will notice a few things:

  1. Gorgeous Images usually themed and with a consistent look
  2. Consistent Instagram Scheduling (daily, sometimes multiple times per day)
  3.  Engaging write-ups with calls to action
  4. Well researched, targeted hashtags (click here to learn how to find the best hashtags for Instagram)
  5. Interaction with the community

If you are in the Photography industry, marketing yourself on Instagram is the obvious choice. Gleaned from accounts we’ve reviewed across the web, we’ve listed below what we believe are the ten best Instagram photography accounts.

Best Instagram Accounts: Photography

1) thephotosociety

Contributing photographers to National Geographic Magazine. The official Instagram for The Photo Society—a collective of over 160 National Geographic photographers. Creating an account like this one is great because you have tons of sources of content, as opposed to coming up with it all by yourself. You can also collaborate to market the account and build from everyone’s follower base.  2) Rich Stapleton


Overlooking southern New Mexico, from just over the Texas state line ✨ A photo posted by Rich Stapleton (@rvstapleton) on

Art director/photographer. Rich Stapleton is an art director and photographer based in the United Kingdom. He is also the creative director of CEREAL – a travel and style magazine. We love his feed because of that gorgeous palette. It is subtle, minimalist and elegant. Because of his aesthetic, you can immediately recognize his images when they come up on the feed.

3) Ben Brown

Photographer & YouTuber. Ben is taking a break from competitive sport to pursue his creative passions in film making, photography and travel. Although Ben does not have subject cohesion (meaning he is not purely posting landscapes or portraits), he also brings together his account with his color palette and dynamic scenes. Neutral colors paired along with metallic blue hues bring to life what most people would photograph as a static cityscape.  4) Simone Bramante

Simone Bramante is a photographer based in Italy and Creative Director | Photographer Snapchat. He focuses on landscape imagery, often featuring human subjects. Gorgeous images are paired with short, but descriptive write ups that bring context to the image.

5) Joshua Lott

Chitown Storm On LSD.

A photo posted by Joshua Lott (@joshualott) on

Joshua Lott is a Chicago based photographer. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Reuters, Getty Images, Agence France Presse and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and Politico. Joshua’s portraits are some of our staff favorites. He really seems to capture the soul of his subjects.   6) Brooklyn Street Art

Leading a worldwide conversation about art in the streets. Photos by ©Jaime Rojo/ 99.9% shot with iPhone. Ask before using photos. The thing that brings together this account is the subject, street art. Although the account uses the name Brooklyn, it is not tied to that geographical location, but more to the culture of Brooklyn and how it is tied into street culture.

7) Janske Kaethoven

? homemade elderflower syrup ? it smells so good ? my favourite time of the year ?

A photo posted by janske (@janske) on

Janske Kaethoven is a Belgium based photographer who shoots landscapes and vast seascapes. Janske claims to have a minimalistic style. “Everyday life in many ways is loud, smelly and crowded. That’s one of the reasons why I like to be in quiet and remote places. I love sharing landscapes and nature’s purity where things can just be what they are.” Simple, serene compositions unify this account.  8) David Guttenfelder

David Guttenfelder is a National Geographic Photography Fellow focusing on geopolitical conflict and conservation. Guttenfelder spent 20 years as a photojournalist for the Associated Press based in Nairobi, Abidjan, New Delhi, and Tokyo covering news in more than 75 countries around the world. Guttenfelder is a eight-time World Press Photo Award winner and a seven-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

9) Dirk Bakker

Rise to the Occasion . #Amsterdam #Architecture #SeeMyCity

A photo posted by Dirk Bakker (@macenzo) on

Dirk Bakker is a photographer from Amsterdam NL. His work has been featured on many websites around the world, such as Archilovers, Architizer, Worldphoto, Businessinsider, Huffingtonpost and ArchDaily. “I see a big connection between architecture and graphic design. It’s all about shapes, form, layout and patterns as well as constructing things, putting things together. The way I view and shoot the world is strongly influenced by this love.” 10) Angeliki Jackson


Upper East Side A photo posted by angeliki jackson (@astrodub) on

Jackson’s photography focuses on natural and man-made textures within the decaying industrial landscape of New York City.

Best NY Instagram Accounts

11) alifewortheating

Right now

A photo posted by Adam Goldberg (@alifewortheating) on

Stunning shots of food and NYC by Adam Goldberg Editor in chief @driftmag and @ambrosiamagazine. Adam’s collection of photos are clever, and distinct images that cover a wide variety of food and breathtaking ay and night photos of New York City like the one above. 12) @Jasonmpeterson


motion sickness A photo posted by jasonmpeterson (@jasonmpeterson) on

Jason Peterson focuses on black and white photography that places an emphasis on shadows and the distribution of light. His photos are exciting, unique, wild and creative. You’ll recognize the dramatic angles immediately.

13) lastsuspect


Ant farm. A photo posted by EVEN WOLVES SMILE☄ (@lastsuspect) on

The Last Suspect examines the coarse-grained images of NYC streets. Many photos are obtained by scaling bridges and skyscrapers to take consummate photographs that have a surreal edge to them. If you’re into drama, this is the account for you.

14) abrooklynsoul

Darius Alonzo brilliantly documents life on the streets of Brooklyn with style and sensitivity, filled with an endearing nostalgic magnetism. Best yet, the account highlights New York, not just what’s trendy, but what locals consider the real NY.

15) @jssilberman

Jeff Silberman started taking photos in 2013. “On a whim, one morning I went for a run and snapped a photo of the sunrise along the waterfront. I had fewer than a dozen followers on Instagram at the time, but shared the picture and received a lot of positive feedback.” His photographic subject matter includes sensational photos of skyscrapers, sunsets and the streets, bridges and homes of New York City.

16) @humzadeas

Humza Deas, a young photographer who grew up in Queens, has been seen strolling across the Manhattan Bridge snapping long exposures of FDR Drive from the pedestrian walkway. Deas is part of a group that combines picture-taking with exploring the city from aerial angles.

17) @moustachemannyc

Patrick Waldo, Black Lives Matter Activist, focuses on NYC landscapes and curiosities, along with images from Black Lives Matter protests. Waldo has written the word “moustache” in cursive, with markers, on the upper lips of models in hundreds upon hundreds of subway advertisements. In Waldo’s one-man show Moustache Man: Confessions of a NYC Graffiti Artist, he uses a slideshow to reacquaint the audience with his work.

18) @nyonair

NYOnAir provides photography-focused helicopter tours of the five boroughs, providing extremely rare and unique images of New York City.

19) @takinyerphoto

Anthony Danielle features straight-from-the-shoulder shots of people on the streets of NYC along with dreamlike images. “Fashion is one of the huge pillars of Instagram,” says Anthony, “and I developed a niche there. My work started out as just random people on the street, fashionable or not. I was capturing NYC. It slowly started to morph into fashion and that’s when brands started reaching out to me.”

20) @langealexandra

Alexandra Lange is a design critic with an astute eye for detail. Lange centers on NYC buildings and parks. Lange has lectured widely on topics from the modernism of Alexander Girard to the proper use of social media by architects. She is the author of “Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities.”

Best  Instagram Accounts: Animals

21) popeyethefoodie

Ivy Diep and her husband rescued Popeye the dog in January 2014 from Los Angeles. Ivy and her friend, Jen would go on “Instagram dates” at different restaurants and take Instagram pictures of the food. They took along Popeye to the pet-friendly places, and Popeye was really good around food, where he would sit still for photos. The rest is history. “We do get compliments on how well behaved he is sitting in front of food,” Diep said. “He does like to bark at any dogs that walk by, and that’s when he’s naughty.”

22) goatsofanarchy

Leanne Lauricella left a lucrative career in New York City to rescue farm animals, mostly goats. She has 11 goats now at her sanctuary and has a huge following on Instagram. The Goats of Anarchy page is followed by people from all over the world. “The Goats of Anarchy and friends want to change the way the world views farm animals. Spend some time getting to know them and I guarantee you will fall head over heels in love. You will see that they each have individual personalities, they LOVE to play, bond with each other and they are very loving and affectionate animals.”

23) pumpkintheraccoon

This Instagram account features the story of a rescued Bahamian raccoon called Pumpkin. When a month-old raccoon fell out of a tree in Rosie Kemp’s backyard, and when the raccoon’s mother didn’t appear, Kemp decided to take the raccoon in. Kemp and her daughter raised the little female raccoon. “She watches TV, eats meals at the dinner table and cuddles with her canine siblings, seemingly unaware that she isn’t one of them.”

24) lilbunnysueroux

Roux the cat was born without her front legs. Despite her handicap, her adopted mother Jackie Deak Akey, claims Roux lives life to the fullest. “I had heard that the reason she was surrendered to the shelter was because she didn’t bury her poop in the litter box,” says Akey. “This breaks my heart because she certainly tries as best she can with her nubs every time. They just are unfortunately not long enough to reach the litter.”

25) this_girl_is_a_squirrel

Jill the pet squirrel had fallen out of her nest in 2012, during Hurricane Isaac. After Jill was rescued she became friends with the family’s other pets, and now her Internet fame has skyrocketed.


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