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.
This year, Nikon — as part of the camera company's
100th anniversary — is celebrating by highlighting 100 young, up-and-coming photographers on their Instagram.
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:
Top 20 photographers to follow
Andy C. is a Los Angeles-based photographer who's been practicing for five years. He loves sharing his own perspective with people from all over the world.
Andy C/Nikon 100
Since he was ten, Adam Woodworth has been fascinated with the night sky and shares his experiences under the stars with others through his photography.
Adam Woodworth/Nikon 100
Follow Adam Woodworth @awoodworthphoto
Self-taught photographer David Sloas has a passion for wildlife photography. He enjoys getting photographs that are difficult to obtain, like birds in flight from a moving boat.
David Sloas/Nikon 100
Follow David Sloas @a_man_with_a_nikon
Doug Van Sant dedicates most of his craft to capturing special moments and experiences at festivals, concerts, or any live events.
Doug Van Sant /Nikon 100
Follow Doug Van Sant @dougvansant
Derrick Freske is based in Los Angeles, California. He is most known for shooting vibrant, cinematic portraits with a focus on neon glows and pops of color.
Derrick Freske/Nikon 100
Follow Derrick Freske @dfreske
The thing Gil Tamin loves most about photography is its unique ability to offer a different perspective on everyday life.
Gil Tamin/Nikon 100
Follow Gil Tamin @giltamin
For JP Monage , macrophotography has become a big part of his photo work, and he gravitates towards nature.
JP Monage/Nikon 100
Follow JP Monage @j.p.monge.s
Mike Gutkin is a stem-cell research scientist and freelance photographer based in New York City.
Mike Gutkin/Nikon 100
Follow Mike Gutkin @mc_gutty
Noel Casaje is a landscape photographer. He considers himself an avid student of light, and photographing in low light situations is what he enjoys best.
Noel Casaje/Nikon 100
Follow Noel Casaje @noelcasajephotography
Sangeeta Dey considers photography to be one of the four languages she speaks, and she has found that visual communication is powerful and honest.
Sangeeta Dey/Nikon 100
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