Did you know that there are 500 million active users on Instagram?

That’s a lot of photo inspiration.

Many of us are following the “big names” with several thousands (and sometimes millions) of followers but there’s a lot of visual goodness to behold in the feeds of those with smaller followings. But how do you find them? Feeds with a more modest following can be harder to find but they’re worth hunting for. We’ve found many when photographers we follow on Facebook or via email link to their Instagram accounts. Using the search tab or perusing hashtags that interest you directly on Instagram are great ways to find new people to follow. We’ve even found new people to follow because someone we already follow tagged them or they commented on a photo of someone we follow.

Many of us are following the "big names" with several thousands of followers but there's a lot of visual goodness to see in the less followed feeds.

We’re here to help in your search for the hidden gems. Here are some of our favorite photographers on Instagram with smaller followings. Enjoy!

Home on the range.

A photo posted by Andrew Batista (@andrew_batista) on

there is not too much they need these days, love this stress free life ⛱

A photo posted by Anita (@anita.perminova) on


#raindrops #macrolove #macrowithoutamacrolens #macrophotography #reversing #freelensing #nikon #garden #leaf

A photo posted by Eliza (@when_i_look_at_the_world) on


Testing out the 50mm f1.4 #leica #summilux on the #sonya7sii yummy…

A photo posted by John W. Rutland (@jwrutland) on

More #nikonos love with #portra400 #richardphotolab #kimhilde365

A photo posted by kimhilde (@kimhilde) on

Lashes for days.

A photo posted by Kris Kelley (@kris.kelley) on

Perfect city pockets and moments before the first look. Oh, yes.

A photo posted by K r i s t i n H a l l a k (@kristinhallak) on

When I was 20, my sister was 7. Now he's 7 and at times I feel like I'm looking straight at her. @lulalulaluna

A photo posted by Roxanne Bryant (@roxanne_bryant) on

Lake Huron fishing

A photo posted by Suzanne Gipson (@suzannegipson) on

Now who’s IG got a little prettier since following all these new feeds? 😉