Instagram is a powerful tool for up-and-coming photographers to use for gaining both clients and fans.
This year to help celebrate its 100th anniversary, the camera company Nikon hosted a photography competition via Instagram, featuring 100 up-and-coming photographers on their account.
We've chosen our favorite 20 photographers to follow.
Handpicked by the Nikon team, these photographers entered by using the hashtag #Nikon100 on their Instagram posts. The hashtag, which received an overwhelming number of entry posts — 64,658 to be exact— were analyzed and chosen based on technical skill. A wide range of subject matter was considered, and entries came in from all over the world.
All the photographs were taken with Nikon camera gear, and winners were announced on Nikon's Instagram for a 100 days in a row.
Below, see 20 of the 100 hand-picked winners: