Top 13 Austin Photographers To Follow On Instagram

I’ve been scrolling through Instagram for years to get inspiration from talented photographers around the world… everything from style, composition, lighting, and beautiful exciting travel destinations! There’s literally millions of accounts to choose from; only a relatively small percentage of them are shining stars. For example, Chris Burkard is one of my heroes in the travel photography world. He’s an incredibly talented surf & climb photographer who gets sponsored by big brands, has a photo studio in Prismo Beach, CA with a team of people working for him, and he’s also a super humble, down-to-earth guy! I’ve recently started getting the attention of my idols like Chris Burkard and others on Instagram by sharing their latest photos in my story and tagging them in the post. It takes only a few seconds, gives them more exposure to my followers, and usually generates a friendly reply with the occasional repost. It’s fairly common for artists to compare their work to others and feel like they’re not reaching their full potential. I feel this way on a consistent basis, which is both a blessing and a curse. You should always be learning, practicing, and growing your skills in your chosen craft!

For these reasons and more, I decided to write this blog post on the Top 17 Austin Photographers to Follow on Instagram. Austin has been my home base since 2012; it’s one of the fastest growing cities with a beautiful skyline, live music capitol, college town, tech hub with lots of creative entrepreneurs, lots of fun activities for all ages any day of the week. I truly believe it’s a microcosm for the rest of the world! Of course, this is not to suggest it doesn’t have its fair share of problems just like any growing metropolitan area. I think it will be a shining example of economic success for all if we can fix some of the more pressing issues. On that topic, you can read my blog articles What To Do About The Homelessness Problem in Austin and How To Get Around Austin Without a Car.

The majority of the photographers included in this list are becoming masters at capturing beautiful landscapes, get featured regularly on decent-sized business accounts, and have a few thousand highly engaged followers. Here’s my official list of Best Austin Instagram Accounts To Follow! In no particular order. I do NOT accept payment to get featured in this list. Don’t ask. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Jared Tennant

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Jared Tennant didn’t buy his first camera until he was 35—proof that “you can teach old dogs new tricks.” Based in Austin, today he spends about six months of the year on the road traveling for various photo, video, and drone shoots around the world. “I like to show people a view they see every day driving to work, but never had the opportunity to stop and take in all the beauty,” he says. “I think it gives people a sense of community when they share my photos, and that makes me feel proud.”

Jared Tennant didn’t buy his first camera until he was 35—proof that “you can teach old dogs new tricks.” Based in Austin, today he spends about six months of the year on the road traveling for various photo, video, and drone shoots around the world. “I like to show people a view they see every day driving to work, but never had the opportunity to stop and take in all the beauty,” he says. “I think it gives people a sense of community when they share my photos, and that makes me feel proud.”

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Follow this dare-devil photographer for photos of Austin that will make your heart skip a beat.

Follow this dare-devil photographer for photos of Austin that will make your heart skip a beat.

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Based in Austin, Ingram spends his weekends traveling to every corner of Texas. “I try to photograph the wild places that seem untouched by time, that are difficult to get to, and are quintessential Texas,” he says. And quintessential it is—blankets of wildflowers in the spring, hidden swimming holes in the summer, camping and hiking in the fall, and backpacking the Chisos and Guadalupe Mountains during Texas’ mild winters out west.

Based in Austin, Ingram spends his weekends traveling to every corner of Texas. “I try to photograph the wild places that seem untouched by time, that are difficult to get to, and are quintessential Texas,” he says. And quintessential it is—blankets of wildflowers in the spring, hidden swimming holes in the summer, camping and hiking in the fall, and backpacking the Chisos and Guadalupe Mountains during Texas’ mild winters out west.

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JASON WEINGART : PHOTOGRAPHER. STORM CHASER. AUTHOR. WEATHER NERD.   I started out shooting a lot of sports, which I enjoyed, but I kept that storm chasing thing in the back of my head the entire time. Once I got comfortable using a camera, I set out to get some storm photos. I got my first lightning photo in August of 2009, and was instantly hooked. I began studying meteorology, and chasing storms every chance I got.

JASON WEINGART : PHOTOGRAPHER. STORM CHASER. AUTHOR. WEATHER NERD.

I started out shooting a lot of sports, which I enjoyed, but I kept that storm chasing thing in the back of my head the entire time. Once I got comfortable using a camera, I set out to get some storm photos. I got my first lightning photo in August of 2009, and was instantly hooked. I began studying meteorology, and chasing storms every chance I got.

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Rob Doyle is based in Austin, Texas and travels frequently throughout Texas, the US, and internationally. My work was been featured by numerous travel websites and social media accounts including Texas Highways Magazine, the Texas Tourism Board, Blue Sky Traveler, and Texas State Parks.

Rob Doyle is based in Austin, Texas and travels frequently throughout Texas, the US, and internationally. My work was been featured by numerous travel websites and social media accounts including Texas Highways Magazine, the Texas Tourism Board, Blue Sky Traveler, and Texas State Parks.

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Christopher is a commercial and fine arts photographer. While he is perhaps best known for his aerial photography, Chris shoots from from both the ground and the air.

Christopher is a commercial and fine arts photographer. While he is perhaps best known for his aerial photography, Chris shoots from from both the ground and the air.

Thanks for reading Top 13 Austin Photographers To Follow On Instagram. Hopefully you will get inspiration from following these amazingly talented photographers. You may also be interested in a similar blog post here. Now, get out there keep shooting! And of course, go ahead and follow me on Instagram if you feel so inclined…