Instagram’s one of the hottest social media platforms out there today, especially when you live in a gorgeous state like Colorado. It seems so easy to be an “expert” photographer when you live among landscapes so naturally captivating. Point, click, add a witty caption, do you even need filter?!
What’s best is you get to see these vibrant locations without having to visit them. Surely, one day you will. Until then, it’s nice to see it through other’s eyes. If you are an Instagram account owner, you know how important it is to get real Instagram likes on your photographs. The better the image capture, the more likes you’ll get.
These local Coloradoans take their Instagram craft seriously, adding some personal flair and touches you may not experience viewing your cousin’s lifestyle feed. Do yourself a favor and browse a few of these talented photographers’ Instagram accounts:
Based out of Fort Collins, Brandon Wells specializes in travel and landscape photography. His work shows off the natural beauty of Colorado, which will create wanderlust for you in moments. If there’s someone you should follow on Instagram, Wells tops the list with his beautiful photography skills.
See the beautiful Centennial State through the eyes of Emily, as you follow @offthegridgirl on Instagram. With her pictures, she highlights the different colorful regions of Colorado, and lives life truly off the grid. In fact, after admiring her outdoor expeditions, you’ll probably love to venture outside and see for yourself how great this Rocky Mountain playground can be.
Award-winning and Mile High city based, the Photogenic Lab specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography. They go above and beyond to capture the natural beauty of a place. In fact, they photograph the earthly love between humans in such a way that it will tug at your heartstrings. Expect photos from around the world, in addition to locally, in cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland.
Based out of the Boulder bubble, Ty Newcomb showcases a digital myriad of specialties, from adventure photography to fine art. With Newcomb, you’ll be be to check out old pictures in a new light, literally. Ty is known for the use of lighting to add to the special effects of natural and beautiful things around us.
Brittany Ouzts from Denver specializes in people, land and real estate photos. She captures splendid images from her worldly life, which range from historic architecture and modern buildings, to food, pets and flowers. You can find her work in some of the distinguished real estate magazines, which wonderfully display her unique pictures.
Nate has a unique eye for the normal Colorado spots that you may have already visited. In his Instragram account, you can see the iconic spots Colorado, photographed in a new light. If you are seeing it for the first time, you will be spellbound by his photography. The rich colors, hues and the effect of natural lighting can make you feel like you’re there.
Darren specializes in beautiful pictures for all around the world. His pictures are so good that you’d expect them printed on postcards. I’d send one! He has covered wildlife, landscapes and even architecture. Be it an morning where he is strolling around the lake or a summer night in the mountains with stars above, you can experience his entire journey on his Instagram account. Darren’s photos really come to life!
As a resident of the Pikes Peak region, Allen has one of America’s most iconic mountains as his backyard. His original wildlife photos are always crowd pleasers. See native animals in vivid color and detail, that we’re normally too loud and fast to see. If you’re looking for inspiration on Instagram, then you should see Allen’s beautiful pictures and follow him. The wild beauty won’t disappoint you.
“Chasing light, not paychecks”, Keenan Adams is one to follow if you enjoy the nomadic lifestyle. He has a great eye for natural beauty as he ventures around the globe. Based in Colorado, Keenan’s day job is a wildlife photographer. Keep fresh landscape photos from near and far coming into your Instagram by following Keenan.
Calling Denver home most of the time, and specializing in lifestyle photography, Robin Vega offers plenty of fun, creative images from her life. The photographs of her travels and artful ways of portraying the Colorado lifestyle will mesmerize you.
With the unique combination of woodworking and outdoor lifestyle, Ethan Goodman has created an Instagram account, which is truly follow worthy. He is a Denver based woodworker who has honed his skills over a decade. On his Instagram feed see his handmade pieces of wood craft. What’s better, if you see something you like, you can probably buy it and support him for his unique ideas. Say yes to Made in Colorado!
Another wedding photographer from Colorado, Alicia D’Elia specializes in couple photography. She portrays love from a fun, playful angle, which will not only tug at your heartstrings, but also make you swoon and appreciate the simple things. The bulk of her photos are taken outdoors with beautiful nature as the background. It’s easy to see the beauty of nature and of love all around with Alicia’s pictures.
Ryan lives in the idyllic southwest ski town of Telluride, assuring you first hand access to one of Colorado’s most treasured regions. And he specializes in nature and landscape. All you need to do is follow him on Instagram to find the beauty of Telluride, which is bound to cause you to go there at some point.
On location in Denver or Boulder, David Schlatter makes his living in portrait photography. He incorporates special effects and motions, which make his photography wildly mesmerizing and different from others. Be inspired to be your best with his inspirational human photography.
Lauren Kay is yet another Instagrammer who specializes in fashion and lifestyle. Living in Boulder, her portfolio contains beautiful pictures of health, beauty and fashion, which might make others envious. Take a walk in Lauren’s shoes on Instagram.
Now that you have an idea of how amazing Instagram can be for inspiration and original photos of our local paradise, it’s time to follow a few ‘grammers. Do you have an Instagram worth following, please share it in our comments and we’ll check it out. Be sure to follow us @uncovercolorado. Colorado’s such a beautiful place to be, isn’t it.