Best Hashtags for photographers on Instagram

Some photographers believe that there is no need in promotion and they should devote all their time to photography. However, you’ll be surprised when you learn about all the opportunities that social media has to offer. One of the most effective social networks for photographers is Instagram. You can sell your photos, attract clients, find sponsors and affiliates there regardless of your niche.

Why you should use hashtags

Moreover, Instagram refers your account to a special niche according to the hashtags you use.

It’s also a good opportunity for free advertising, as many pages feature photographers they like. There are thousands of such pages and they are devoted to different topics, so if you have an aim to be featured, keep working and they will post your images and mention your page in the description.

How to choose the right hashtags

We’ve already mentioned the importance of the niche hashtags in the Guide to Instagram hashtags. Of course, you need to include different types of hashtags, however, niche hashtags would attract the audience that really cares about the content they find. So try to find as many niche hashtags as you can.

If you include only the most popular hashtags, your content would quickly disappear from the top and would attract bots and spammy pages. And it’s really hard to rank in the top results as you compete with pages with millions of followers.

How to get featured on a popular Instagram account

First, create a list of the accounts that feature photographers. Then start making photos that fit the style of these pages, add hashtags they use and tag their accounts. Don’t give up if it doesn’t work on the first try, keep going, be consistent and your pictures would definitely be featured.

featured on instagram

Here are several accounts that feature photographers:

Street Photography

@streetdreamsmag – 215k followers, hashtag – #streetdreamsmag
@streets_oftheworld – 6572 followers, hashtag – #streets_oftheworld
@streetlife_award – 26.4k followers, hashtag – #streetlife_award
@ig_street – 6915 followers, hashtag – #ig_street
@vivostreet – 1111 followers, hashtag – #vivostreet

Travel photography

@huntgramcuration – 19.4k followers, hashtag – #huntgram
@igshotz – 50.7k followers, hashtag – #igshotz –
@worldplaces – 133k followers, hashtag – #worldplaces
@instagood – 843k followers, hashtag – #instagoodmyphoto
@travelandlife – 220k followers, hashtag – #travelandlife

Wedding photography

@inspiredbythis – 187k followers, hashtag – #everydayIBT
@dreamweddingshots – 9011 followers, hashtag – #dreamweddingshots
@stylemepretty – 718k followers, hashtag – #SMPShareYourStory

Black and white

@world_shotz – 105k followers, hashtag – #theworldshotz_bnw
@blackandwhiteisworththefight – 134k followers, hashtag – #blackandwhiteisworththefight
@bnw_planet – 105k followers, hashtag – #bnw_planet
@flair_bw – 47.8k followers, hashtag – #flair_bw

Popular Hashtags for photographers

You can use online tools to find the right hashtags, such as DisplaypurposesHashtagify or Hashtags.org. However, we decided to help you and selected the hashtags you can use depending on the photography style.

hashtags for photographers

Photography

#photographyislife #photography #photographyeveryday #nikonphoto #photographyoftheday #agameoftones #photographyislifee #photographer #justgoshoot #ig_myshot #photographylover #master_shots #photographysouls #photographyprops #photographyoftheday #photographyaddict #photographylover #canon_photos #cpcollectives

Nature

#outdoors #hiking #trees #naturelover #wildlife #instanature #skyporn #cloudporn
#mothernature #landscape_lovers #nature_shooters #beautifulplaces #landscapelovers #welivetoexplore #awesome_earthpix #nature_seekers #landscapehunter #nature_shooters

Animals

#petsofinstagram #petstagram #instapet #weeklyfluff #petscorner #petoftheday #ilovemydog #puppylove #animalsofinstagram #dogsofig #catstagram #petsofig #cutepetclub #puppies #instapets #furbaby #instacat #animals #dogsofinstaworld #bestwoof #kitten #dog_features #catoftheday

Portraits

#portraitphotography #portraitmood #portraits_ig #portraitphotographer #makeportraits #portraitoftheday #portraitpage #rsa_portraits #bestportraits #portraitstyles_gf #ig_portrait #top_portraits #postmoreportraits #life_portraits #bestphotogram_portraits #pursuitofportraits #instagram_faces #profile_vision #featurepalette #discoverportrait #portraits_universe #ftmedd #2instagoodportraitlove #majestic_people #makeportrait #tangledinfilm

Street photography

#streetart #building #streetphoto #buildings #town #graffiti #architecturelovers #cities #architexture #lines #urbanart #archidaily #skyscraper #citylife #composition #archilovers #geometry #arts #streetlife #architectureporn #abstract #perspective #people #minimal #bnw #lookingup #road #geometric #photos #picture #everybodystreet #streetphoto_bw #lensculture #lensculturestreets #streetlife_award #urbanphotography #ig_street #streetview #street_photo_club #streets #streetphotography_bw #streetshot #SPiCollective #street_photography #magnumphotos #documentary #wearethestreet #streetportrait #beststreets #monochrome #hikaricreative #blackandwhitephotography #documentaryphotography #streetbwcolor #bnw_life #bnw

Astrophotography

#astrophotography #milkyway #astro_photography_ #nightscaper #astronomy #nightsky #nightscape #milkywaychasers #starrynight #natgeospace #astrophoto #stars #universetoday #milkywaygalaxy #longexposure #nightphotography #nightimages #nightshooters #ig_astrophotography #skymasters #space #stargazing #longexposure_shots #fs_longexpo #galaxy #longexpo #nightpics #rsa_night #longexpoelite #night_shooterz

Wedding photography

#weddingphotography #weddingplanner #weddinginspiration #weddingideas #greenweddingshoes #instawedding #theknot #bridal #destinationwedding #bridetobe #engaged #prewedding #junebugweddings #dugunfotografcisi #weddingplanning #brideandgroom #engagement #weddinginspo #instabride #destinationweddingphotographer #weddingstyle #stylemepretty #ido

Black and white

#bnw #bw #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #bnw_society #bnw_captures #bnw_life #bw_lover #blackandwhitephoto #bnw_planet #monoart #blancoynegro #bw_photooftheday #noir #bw_society #instablackandwhite #igersbnw #monochromatic #bnw_demand #insta_bw #bnw_rose #bnw_globe #white #bw_crew #bnwmood #bwstyles_gf #noiretblanc #irox_bw #monotone #rsa_bnw

Fashion

#fashionshoot #fashionstudy #fashionoftheday #fashioneditorial #fashionphotographer #fashiontrends #fashionforward #fashions #fashionkilla #fashioninspiration #fashionkilla #fashionworld #fashioninspiration #editorialshoot #fashiontrends

These hashtags will help you with more reach, attract new followers and get featured on other accounts. However, don’t limit yourself only to these tags. Add location hashtags, geotag places, follow popular photographers and learn their ways of self-promotion.

Get more inspiration and ideas from some of the top photographers on Instagram, and dig into the ins and outs of social media and digital marketing for photographers.

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