Photographers to Follow on Instagram: June 11, 2021

Every day, the PetaPixel Instagram account is sharing excellent photography from our readers and those who inspire us. Here’s a look at some of our recent favorite posts and the photographers behind the lens.

Our @PetaPixel Instagram page has been posting all the great work that finds its way in front of our eyes. Want to see your photos shared on our account? First, you’ll want to follow us. Then use the #petapixel hashtag in your posts to join our Instagram community of photographers. These steps let us easily find what to share.

Below, we recognize a selection of talented photographers who recently has their work featured on @PetaPixel. Keep posting your images with #petapixel and you could find yourself here next week.

Yannis Chasomeris, or @yannisphoto on Instagram, is a fashion and portrait photographer based in Manchester, UK. If you view his work, you’ll quickly notice that Chasomeris’ style has total richness in the tone and color palette and the images themselves are full of story.

Reinaldo Opice, who can be found on Instagram as @reinaldoopice, is a landscape photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil. Over the course of two hours, Opice shot many frames of the lunar eclipse in the Mantiqueira Mountains to capture the supermoon’s different colors during the event. The gear used includes a Sony a7 III, Sony 70-300mm lens, plus a K&F Natural Night filter and K&F carbon fiber tripod.

Holding & Co. Photography is the husband-and-wife photography team of Kevin and Julia Holding and found on Instagram as @holdingcophoto. They do local destination weddings in Southern California as well as offer modern documentary coverage.

“Due to COVID, our couple Nicole and Jacob had to reschedule their wedding day numerous times,” Kevin told PetaPixel. The couple eventually decided to forgo the big wedding and went with a small gathering of family and friends for the ceremony.

“Two weeks after their micro-wedding, the four of us traveled to Yosemite National Park for a two-day epic photoshoot excursion.” Kevin said that it was a 1 1/2-mile hike to get to Taft Point, where this photo was taken. “With a stunning view of El Capitan from up above, it was well worth it.”

Abel Lares, or @abelinsane on Instagram, said that photography has fueled his life with passion and purpose. “I’ve been happily taking photos for a little over a decade now, and have been teaching on the subject of portraiture and editing for half of that time,” Lares told PetaPixel. To Lares, photography is “a superpower that allows you to freeze a moment in time, and within that moment, capture a memory, an emotion, a loved one.”

Roksolyana Hilevych, or @roksolyana_hilevych on Instagram, is an award-winning landscape photographer based in Italy. Hilevych’s preferred landscapes are in the mountains, and she said 80 percent of her shots are taken there. Her remarkable photo of Mont Blanc, titled “GreenIce,” combines the dense greenery with the icy cold mountains.

Mike Dunn goes by @mikedunnusa on Instagram and loves environmental portraiture. “While I love the studio, my favorite portraits take place in the subject’s natural environment. In this case, a generational orange grove,” Dunn said to PetaPixel through email. “Florida is where I call home, and though it comes with its odd ‘Florida Man’ stories (which are true), when you dig a bit deeper there are also these beautiful human stories steeped in history and Americana.”

Dunn also leaves us with some valuable advice: “Aside from the necessary technical knowledge, I think you have to love people to be an effective portrait artist. If you approach an assignment with genuine curiosity you’ll find a story. Everyone has one.”

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see more work from photographers like you and tag photos with #petapixel for them to be considered for a feature.

Image credits: All photographs used with the permission of their respective photographers.