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Photographers to Follow on Instagram: October 8, 2021

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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 had their work featured on @PetaPixel. Keep posting your images with #petapixel and you could find yourself here next week.


Dice Sales, or @dicesales on Instagram, started photography when he was in college with a borrowed point-and-shoot camera from his auntie. In 2012, he moved to New Zealnad and instantly fell in love with the beautiful views.

As for this image shown above, Sales said that it’s one of his favorites from his last visit to the Philippines in his hometown of Villasis. “I lived there for about 20-plus years but I have never seen the sun rising magnificently over the mountain, Mt. Balungau,” he told PetaPixel. “Thanks to technology and cameras nowadays, we can capture things from above and gives us a different perspective.” Sales is looking forward to the end of the pandemic so that safe traveling will open back up.


Blake Aghili, found on Instagram as @blakevisuals, is a beauty and fashion photographer based in New York. Aghili told PetaPixel that he gets his juice from photography and making good photos makes him happy and pushes him to go forward for the next shoot.


Miguel Ponte is a wedding photographer based in Madeira, Portugal whose work can be seen on Instagram at @miguelponte.photographer. Ponte has been awarded by FEP as European Wedding Photographer of the Year 2021 and he is currently ranked world number one on PROWEDaward.


Sebastien Blomme, known as @donlope01 on Instagram, is a wildlife photographer and self-proclaimed insect lover based out of France. Blomme told PetaPixel that this particular photo was taken seconds before sunset, therefore “the sun was not too strong allowing this to have some details on the butterfly.”


Alexey Vladimir, or @vladimir_alexey on Instagram, is a photographer from Moldova in Eastern Europe. Vladimir concentrates his efforts on editorials for magazines as well as creative concept photography.


Ahmad Alnaji, found on Instagram as @ahmadannaji, is a fine art cityscape and architecture photographer based in Dubai. Alnaji told PetaPixel that he aims to create a mixture of fine art and cityscape and architecture with his photography.


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.

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