25 Inspirational Portrait Photographer Instagrams to Follow

Instagram continues to be one of the most popular social media platforms out there. With its focus centered around photos, it’s natural for photographers to gravitate to and feature their work on this popular platform.

Standing out among the millions of other users can be a challenge, though. Uploading a few good photos won’t always make it happen. Here are a few tips to help take your photography Instagram account to the next level.

Post great photos. One of the major factors in standing out among the crowd is to be the best – or at least be REALLY good at what you do. Refine your craft, challenge yourself, and work every day at becoming a better photographer.

Be consistent. Find a topic (like portrait photography) and make it the primary focus of your account. Post every day, or even more than once a day. Find your creative editing style and continue to build on it. Really, any effort that shows consistency on your account will contribute to growing in the niche you’d like to target.

Interact with your audience. Take a few minutes a day to respond to your photo comments, like your followers’ photos, and become an interactive community member. Putting in the extra effort can make a world of a difference in your social media growth.

Check out your competition. Are you following popular accounts that you feel you can compete with? What are they doing that makes them so great? You don’t want to go out and copy their photo compositions or techniques; continue to build on your own creative style. You should instead ask yourself questions like: are they using certain hashtags that work well, posting at certain times, or putting in extra time with their followers that makes their photography account stand out? Find out what your competition is doing, and do it 10x better.

Portrait Photographer Instagrams

Here are 25 inspirational accounts that feature a lot of beautiful portrait photographs. Some are dedicated accounts with a large following. Others are photographers who shoot a variety of gorgeous portraits and other subjects, some with a smaller reach but still a unique style that you might like.

@vandenberghekevin
Kevin Vandenberghe

@ig.portraits
ig.portraits

@emilystarpoole
Emily Star Poole

@coffycreations
coffycreations

@erikellingson
Erik Ellingson

@portraitpage
Portrait Page

@discoverportrait
Discover Portrait

@theportraitsystem
The Portrait System

@sepehr.ebrahimzadeh
sepehr.ebrahimzadeh

prabhu677
prabhu677

@portraitsoftheday
Portraits of the Day

@aovportraits
AOV Portraits

@portraitmood
Portrait Mood

@portraitkillers
Portrait Killers

@portraitinspiration
Portrait Inspiration

@portrait_society
Portrait Society

@northwestfocusco
Makenzy Smith

@nationalportraitgallery
National Portrait Gallery

@jonahgreenman
Jonah Greenman

@jessicathleenphotography
Jessica Cathleen Photography

@jeffporto_portraits
Jeff Porto

@fadzlifuzi
fadzlifuzi

@emilygualdoniphoto
Emily Gualdoni Photo

@dawn_photo
Dawn Photography

@christyivory
Christy Ivory

aurora

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