The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business

Workshops, conferences, expos, and meetups are all great resources for your photography business. But what about that daily boost of inspiration and education?

We’ve curated 19 Instagram feeds we think every photographer should follow. Learn, grow, and show up every day like the empowered bada$$ we know you are.

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photos by KENDRA LYNECE – find her on Instagram!

#1: Homeroom

Homeroom offers online and in-person training to help you build a photography business that lasts. Want to retire someday? Homeroom can help get you there!

Instagram: @creativehomeroom

Website: creativehomeroom.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“Honing in on your business’ core target market is going to end up saving you YEARS worth of wasted time and money.” – Homeroom

#2: The Design Space Co.

The Design Space Co. does more than sell beautiful website templates. They also share great design tips and prompt thoughtful creativity – like this post on finding font pairings.

Instagram: @thedesignspaceco

Website: thedesignspace.co

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“Calling all type nerds!” – The Design Space Co.

#3: Digital Marketer

Digital Marketer is the go-to for any photography business owner who’s ready to grow their online marketing skills. You can even take their online classes and earn digital marketing certifications!

Instagram: @digitalmarketer

Website: digitalmarketer.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
DO tell a story instead of simply pitching your stuff.” – Digital Marketer

HOMEWORK: Follow To Make Friends

Find three new-to-you photographers with solid work, but with fewer Instagram followers than you. Follow them, and leave them a few complimentary comments. Instagram networks grow the same way your in-person networks are built: through personal outreach! Plus: we believe #PhotographersSupportPhotographers – at least all the good ones do.


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photo by Kendra Lynece

#4: For Women Who Roar

For Women Who Roar’s Instagram content overflows with mindfulness reminders, empowering messages, and creativity prompts with a feminine lilt. But we like FWWR for anyone with a photography business. After all, every single one of us can benefit from reminders that we’re pretty great just as we are.

Instagram: @forwomenwhoroar

Website: forwomenwhoroar.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” – Elizabeth Gilbert via For Women Who Roar

#5: Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is a social media master. Don’t @ us. If you haven’t read his books, let this example be your warning: Gary pulls no punches. If you’re ready for some straight-talk and self-analysis, you’ll love this feed.

Instagram: @garyvee

Website: garyvaynerchuk.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“I see a lot of angst in the system and society these days, and I want to encourage a lot of you to start some conversations with your grandparents if you’re lucky enough to have them.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

#6: Goal Digger Podcast

Podcast host and Instagram feed curator Jenna Kutcher highlights the strategies and success stories of entrepreneurs of all kinds. Focused, hungry, goal-driven creatives can gain a lot simply by following this feed. If you’re ready for more, though, head over to the Goal Digger website and listen to Jenna’s podcast!

Instagram: @goaldiggerpodcast

Website: goaldiggerlisten.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“When I create something new, whether it’s a course, product, or new service, the first thing I ask myself is, ‘How can I automate this so it can run while I sleep?'” – Jenna Kutcher via @goaldiggerpodcast

HOMEWORK: Automate, Automate, Automate!

You’ll read it again and again: thriving businesses tend to automate as many of their processes as possible. From email sales reminders to invoice prompts to easy-sign contracts, we’re pretty big fans of automations here at ShootProof, too. Automate the stuff that slows you down so you can get back to the work you love!


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photo by Kendra Lynece

#7: Moo

The Moo feed isn’t a trove of educational content, but it is a wonderwall of visual inspiration. See Moo’s most impressive business cards, posters, stickers, flyers, and more, and store up ideas for your own brand enhancements.

Instagram: @moo

Website: moo.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
In the above post: “Festive party invitations you’ll wish you’d thought of first.” – Moo

#8: Mint

Mint rocks because their budgeting app is FREE. Their Instagram feed rocks because it’s a terrific resource for your photography business (if you’re into saving and being smart with money and stuff like that.) Even if you don’t use Mint for your own money management, their feed will keep your finances top of mind.

Instagram: @mintapp

Website: mint.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
We love Mint’s Business Tips Story about cloud storage! Did you know you can Archive your ShootProof galleries to the cloud? For only $0.04 per GB per month, we’ll securely store your photographs, visitor history, and gallery settings. Or enjoy FREE Archiving if you’re using an Unlimited ShootProof account for your photography business!

#9: Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute is all about relationships. What does this have to do with your photography business? Everything. When you keep focused on healthy relationship-building, you can better understand your clients and how to connect with them.

Instagram: @gottmaninstitute

Website: gottmaninstitute.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“Who is the rich one? The one who is happy with what he has.” – Ethics of the Fathers

HOMEWORK: Find Your “Enough”

What’s one area of your photography business in which you regularly feel you aren’t “enough?” Creative enough, focused enough, organized enough… What if, instead, you reframe these judgements as milestones? “Enough” is all too often a word of comparison. Stop looking at where your colleagues are on their paths, and embrace how far you’ve come on your own path.


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photos by Kendra Lynece

#10: The Instagram Expert

If Instagram is gibberish to you, The Instagram Expert is your new bestie. Sue B. Zimmerman brings her joyful energy to delivering free tips, easy tutorials, affordable webinars, and step-by-step walkthroughs of every Instagram feature imaginable. Literally.

Instagram: @theinstagramexpert

Website: Visit Sue’s YouTube Channel

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“Are you INTENTIONALLY creating Instagram Stories that trigger your followers to interact with you? Three reasons why you should be…” – The Instagram Expert

#11: ISO 1200 Magazine

ISO 1200 Magazine shares all the behind-the-scenes photos you wish you’d taken yourself! Peer into the studio setups that enable our industry’s most powerful portraits, advertising images, action shots, and fashion photos.

Instagram: @iso1200magazine

Website: iso1200.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Behind the scenes by @philtragenphoto

#12: Later Media

Later Media has some of the best Instagram Stories out there – and a delightfully colorful feed to boot! Their Stories feed is full of Guides, Freebies, Marketing, and Strategy content aimed at dramatically improving your social media skills. Plus, use the Later.com app to visually plan and schedule your Instagram posts!

Instagram: @latermedia

Website: later.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“How do you measure success with your Instagram Stories? Kelsi from @hubspot is walking you through how to get a full picture of what’s working…” – @latermedia

HOMEWORK: Start Measuring

Instagram’s native Insights offer only the broadest overview of your Instagram analytics. Start using a third-party app to plan and schedule your social media. You’ll also see in-depth reporting on your most popular posts, which hashtags are delivering results, who’s looking at your feed, and what your competition is doing. In addition to Later.com, check out these resources suggested by Hootsuite.


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photo by Kendra Lynece

#13: Magnet Mod

Magnet Mod (or “MagMod”) showcases stunning photographs alongside detailed descriptions of how the images were created – using Magnet Mod attachments, of course! Get inspired to try new techniques, and keep your photography business relevant with the latest methods.

Instagram: @magnetmod

Website: magnetmod.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“This is actually 5 exposures combined into a single multiple exposure. I shifted my focal length and white balance between each frame to get a mix of blue/orange and a mix of big bokeh and little bokeh. The silhouette exposure was created using a Godox V860ii with the Creative Orange MagGel. Nikon D5 | 35mm | F/2.2 | 1/640th | ISO 400” –  @iluminastudios via @magnetmod

#14: Work Party

Work Party makes work more fun. Learn from their feed. Listen to their podcast. You’ll come away inspired and excited to get to work! (Unless you hate pink. ‘Cuz there’s a LOT of pink over there.)

Instagram: @workparty

Website: Work Party Podcast

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“In our Paying It Forward episode of #WorkParty the podcast, @kristenanniebell shared her thoughts and advice for making the world a better place, one responsible biz at a time.” – @workparty

#15: PPA

If you’re not already a member of Professional Photographers of America, their Instagram feed will convince you to join. Education and inspiration abound, not to mention event reminders, special discounts, contests, and some pretty relatable memes.

Instagram: @ourppa

Website: ppa.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“We are a nonprofit that was created by photographers, for photographers in order to help those who want to take photography and entrepreneurship to the next level and develop profitable and sustainable businesses.” – PPA

HOMEWORK: Get Legit

Professional organizations like PPA make a critical impact by influencing the utmost professionalism in photography business owners. Tap into other great resources, too, like TheLawTog, to stay legal and organized.


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photos by Kendra Lynece

#16: Whitney Hansen Co.

Budgeting apps are great, but sometimes you need an actual human’s help. Meet Whitney Hansen, a self-proclaimed money nerd who wants to make your money work for you.  Learn from her Instagram feed, or connect with Whitney directly for personalized financial coaching.

Instagram: @whitney_hansen_co

Website: whitneyhansen.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
“I teach millennials how to pay off debt and gain financial independence. I give them the tools to have more fun with money, while sprinkling in a little weirdness and silliness.” – Whitney Hansen

#17: Printographers’ Society

Printed photographs have largely gone the way of those awful static-cling photo albums. Printographers’ Society is working to change that. Follow this relatively new feed to find product inspiration, selling tips, pricing education, and so much more.

Instagram: @printographerssociety

Website: printographerssociety.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
PRINTOGRAPHERS SOCIETY is a self-defined “community and resource center for photographers committed to providing a more meaningful experience through prints and albums, while growing their businesses beyond their wildest dreams.” 

#18: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Since 2014, ShootProof has collaborated with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep to provide free online galleries to families devastated by the death of a newborn baby. We believe deeply in the difficult work done by NILMDTS photographers, so they’re our non-profit of choice to follow on Instagram.

You certainly have causes you believe in, and organizations you support through volunteering or financial donations. Find these organizations on Instagram, and show your support through comments and likes, too. This engagement will help broaden awareness of the non-profit, expanding their reach and increasing their resources.

Instagram: @nowilaymedowntosleep

Website: nowilaymedowntosleep.org

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
The photographers who volunteer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep donate their time, talent, and compassion, providing photographs of stillborn babies and newborns for whom death is imminent.

HOMEWORK: Promote What Matters Most To You

Find one organization to be your focus non-profit in 2019. Commit to posting about them (or regramming from their feed) once or twice a month in your own Instagram feed, and consider dedicating a percentage of your 2019 sales to the organization. Your clients and followers will connect more deeply with you, knowing what you value. And you may just inspire someone else to get involved in the cause!


The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
Photo by Kendra Lynece

#19: ShootProof

Okay, so we’re a little (a lot) biased. But we think the ShootProof Instagram feed is well-worth a follow! Look for more educational content in 2019, plus continue to gain inspiration and add to your collection of photography memes. Bonus: our Instagram feed always links to our latest blog post – like this one!

Instagram: @shootproof

Website: shootproof.com

The Best 19 Instagram Feeds for Your Photography Business
It’s fair to say we’re pretty obsessed with meme-making. #FocusOnWhatMattersMost

Which Instagram feeds help YOUR photography business?

Share them in the comments below!


Written by: ANNE SIMONE | Photographs by: KENDRA LYNECE | Special thanks to Kendra’s fun, Instagram-worthy clients!


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