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10 Stock Photographers to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Following stock photographers on Instagram is a great way to find the latest and most creative inspiration for your feed. 

But with so many content creators in the mix, finding photographers that match your brand style can be harder than you think! 

In this blog post, we’re sharing 10 amazing stock photographers to kick-start your creativity and inspire your feeds:

Why Following Stock Photographers on Instagram is Great for Inspiration, Strategy & Diversity

We know what you might be thinking, “stock, really?” but trust us. 

Long gone are the days of sub-par (and sometimes, very cheesy) stock photography. In fact, stock has evolved to allow brands access to a royalty-free, global library of high-quality content — all at your fingertips. 

So whether you’re looking to add diverse visuals to your feed or find creative images for your Instagram Stories, stock photography can be an effective resource that can save you time, effort, and money.

By following stock photographers on Instagram, you can keep up to speed with their latest work — which is a great way to find new inspiration for your future content plan.  

And once you’ve found the stock photographers you love, you can use Later’s  Unsplash integration  to search their royalty-free imagery and add it to your content schedule!

You can quickly gather, edit, and schedule high-quality stock photos, without ever having to leave Later, in a matter of clicks to build an eye-catching feed.

Later also helps you give proper credit to the original photographer, so there’s even less to worry about before you schedule and post.

The good news? It’s free for all Later users — just sign in to the desktop app to start browsing for on-brand stock photos for your business!


10 Stock Photographers on Instagram to Follow Right Now:

Finding stock photographers who fit your content goals and aesthetic can be very time consuming, but trust us, it’s definitely worth the effort. 

Following stock photographers on Instagram is a great way to stay up to date on all their latest work, and can even provide valuable curation inspiration.

Here are 10 stock photographers we love following on Instagram — and we think you will too!

Stock Photographer #1: Tania Cervian for Creative Portraits

Based in Granada and Seville in Spain, Tania Cervian (@tania_cervian) captures light, color, and human emotion that keeps you thinking about it for days.

Discover her Stock Library here. 

Stock Photographer #2: Christian Cody for High Fashion Collaborations

Christian Cody (@christian_cody) is a portrait artist with a high fashion aesthetic. His feed will take you on a collaborative and educational journey. 

Discover his Stock Library here. 

Stock Photographer #3: Sergey Filimonov for Eye-catching Conceptual Photography 

With a  feed that makes you believe there is no concept too abstract for portraits or lifestyle photography, Russia-based photographer, Sergey Filimonov (@sergefilimonov) has a unique and creative approach. 

Discover his Stock Library here.

Stock Photographer #4: Neek Mason for Atmospheric Still-life Concepts

Using a calculated combination of visuals and design, Neek Mason (@neekmason) tells an engaging digital story in a muted palette that you’ll give you serious feed envy. 

Discover her Stock Library here.

Stock Photographer #5: Denerio Watkins for Diverse Street Photography 

If you’re looking to add more engaging and diverse content to your Instagram feed, stock photography can be one of the best ways to find high quality, free content. 

Denario’s feed (@rioviisuals) is full of moody and captivating shots — from diverse and moving portraits to street photography.


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Diversity and inclusivity should always be at the forefront of your Instagram marketing strategy. If you’re struggling to find diverse stock photography websites, check out these Black-owned stock websites.

Discover his Stock Library here.

Stock Photographer #6: Leire Cavia for Modern Editorials 

Fashion and portrait photographer Leire Cavia (@leire.cavia) specializes in playful and bright concepts, often paired with modern architecture, that will make your feed pop!

 Discover her Stock Library here. 

Stock Photographer #7: Monika Pronk for Sun-drenched Summer Shots

Based in Sydney, Australia, Monika Pronk (@monicapronkphotography) keeps it bright with her summery lifestyle and fashion photography.

Discover her Stock Library here. 

Stock Photographer #8: Amy Shamblen for Punchy and Fun Hard Light Photography

If you’re looking for bright images that pop Amy Shamblen (@amyshamblen) is the photographer for you. From everyday items to tantalizing backdrops, she’s got it covered! Plus she’s got an incredibly ufnky editing style.


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Discover her Stock Library here. 

Stock Photographer #9: Chelsea Francis for Body-positive Imagery

Body positivity all the way, all day. Chelsea Francis (@ohhhchelsea) is a talented photographer, creative director, and entrepreneur who serves nothing but real talk. 

Discover her Stock Library here.

Stock Photographer #10: A Forager’s Feast for Drool-worthy Food Photography

If you’re on the hunt for fun food imagery with a playful twist, look no further than A Forager’s Feast (@aforagersfeast) on Instagram.

Discover her Stock Library here. 

Adding stock photography to your strategy can be one of the best ways to strengthen your feed and add variety to your content plan. 

And the great news? It’s never been easier!

Sign up to Later to start browsing Unsplash’s library as part of your social media workflow today! 


Written By

Elaine Rystead

Elaine is a content creator, marketer, and social media consultant based out of Vancouver B.C. She’s also the co-founder of Local Wanderer, a bright and delightful travel blog dedicated to localism. Follow along behind the scenes: @elainery.

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