During the last years Instagram has grown to be one of the most popular social media and image sharing platforms online. Most likely you’ve heard about the popular smartphone app before and perhaps you’re also a member. Instagram is used to share daily snapshots but by photography enthusiasts it’s also a great place to share and promote our work. However, the platform is also a great place to find inspiration. There are groups of people taking time each day to find and promote images from photographers around the globe. These groups are known as hubs.
What are Hubs on Instagram?
Hubs are accounts on Instagram that share others content. Their main objective is to help promote photographers and photography enthusiasts and inspire those who enjoy beautiful imagery. Often these hubs consists of a small group of people who take time out of their day to find content to share.
Normally you need to use the hubs hashtag (#hubname/hubtag) for a chance to be promoted but it’s also becoming more normal to share work which is not taken from the hashtags.
5 Hubs on Instagram
Here’s a list of 5 hubs that deserve some recognition for their continuously hard work to promote and inspire. If you’re not already following them I strongly recommend you to!
Founded in 2012 by a group of well known Instagrammers, World_Shotz is one of the oldest hubs on Instagram. The group focuses on featuring images from beautiful places around the world and always includes the locations.
Photo by: @shainblumphotography Location: #skogafoss #iceland Selected by: @leighannarbor THE WORLD SHOTZ TEAM: @oneeyeproject @_chphoto @kinisiri @dalinsomnia @leighannarbor @jonas.vesterlund @dominicliam #theworldshotz #theworldshotz_bnw (black & white) _____________________________________________ Visit our friends: @ig_masterpiece @world_sunrise_ @thebestofnorway @norskefototalenter
Known as JDS, Jaw Dropping Shots is another of the oldest hubs on Instagram. As it’s name indicates it features jaw dropping images regardless of its theme.
by @silentgphoto ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ▪Landscape Feature @jaw_dropping_shots is thrilled to present one of today’s featured Photos Of The Day. Congratulations on your feature! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ▪️Please have a look at the artist’s feed and show your support! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ▪️You could be our next featured artist! All you have to do is follow @jaw_dropping_shots, and tag your best to #jaw_dropping_shots ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ▪️Photo selected by: @emmyzettergen ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #ourplanetdaily #places_wow #instanaturefriends #insta_crew #natureaddict #ig_worldclub #master_pics #master_shots #world_shotz #ig_shotz #phenomenalshot #exklusive_shot #ig_exquisite #globetravel #mybest_shot #global_hotshotz #igmasters #moment_oftheday #epic_captures #big_shotz #instasyon #main_vision #phototag_it #hot_shotz #hubs_united #superhubs #ig_masterpiece #photomafia #jds_silentgphoto
Primarily focusing on landscapes, with the occasional cityscape or wildlife image, Global_Hotshotz have daily features that will inspire most with an interest for photography.
✦ ?✨Photo by: @Beboy_photography ✨? Selected by: @crazyangel77 ✦ We are excited to present one of today’s Featured Photos of the Day. ✦ Congratulations! ? Please have a look at the artist’s feed and show your support. ✦ Follow @global_hotshotz and tag your best shots #global_hotshotz for a chance to be featured
If you have any interest in adventure and travel you should probably follow this hub. I must warn you, though, your wanderlust might explode!
Jeff Thom makes his way up the main ice flow at Panther Falls on a perfect moonlit night. ? Alberta, Canada * Epic frame from: ? @paulzizkaphoto ? * ?Please take the time to visit this artist’s amazing gallery? * *Share the adventure! #ic_adventures * part of @insta_crew * Photo selected by @livingearthimpressions *
Last but not least we also have our own Instagram account. We share images daily and also include photography tips every now and then. You will also be noticed when new content is up on the websites.
I am always looking for new inspiration on Instagram, which Hubs (or users) do you recommend following? Let us know in the comments.