Photographers to Follow on Instagram: November 19, 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 had their work featured on @PetaPixel. Keep posting your images with #petapixel and you could find yourself here next week.

Andrew Morse, found on Instagram as @andrew.p.morse, is a landscape photographer based out of Ontario, Canada. Morse told PetaPixel that he “craves” bad weather “to really see landscapes at their most unique and dramatic.” Speaking about this specific image, he said it was “one of those times when days of constant rain finally broke, making way for some amazing conditions.”

Jeff Carpenter is a commercial portrait and headshot photographer based out of Nashville, Tennessee and can be found on Instagram under his business name @readylightmedia. Also working as a photography educator, Carpenter said his main goal is “to teach the fundamentals of photography and lighting, allowing photographers to absorb information and apply it to their style of shooting.”

Antonio Valente, known as @valens.85 on Instagram, is an Italian landscape photographer living in Switzerland. Having started taking landscape photos two years ago, Valente said that there are many hidden corners of Switzerland that are largely unexplored photographically.

Kathrin Werner, or on Instagram, is a beauty and product photographer based in London with a studio in Kentish Town. On this image, Werner told PetaPixel it was “part of a shoot inspired by autumn and its colors.” In order to compliment the model’s blue eyes, the orange-red eyeshadow was used. “A variation of ‘clamshell’ lighting makes the eyes pop even more,” she added.

Werner has been published in magazines such as L’Officiel Lithuania, Cable Magazine, and Mode Magazine China and worked with brands like John Lewis, Boden, and Donata Davidoff.

Gary Atkins is a U.K.-based woodland photographer based in Kent and can be found on Instagram as @garyatkins_photography. Talking about this image, Atkins recalled that it was taken just as the forest colors were beginning to change. “When you have rows of pines in sight it’s hard to not make an image work,” he said. “The only obstacle I had was balancing the scene and separating the pines as you want to have some sort of guidance through to the light in the distance.”

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.