There’s no doubt Instagram hashtags can increase your Reach, likes and followers. And you can get featured on other people’s accounts, which can give your account an amazing boost.
So what hashtags to use?
You can find hundreds of Instagram photography hashtags inside Preview app, ready to be copied and pasted.
The photography hashtags are organized in different groups depending on your style and niche.
- Photographer hashtags (core photography hashtags to grow and get featured on other people’s accounts)
- Street photography hashtags
- Wedding photography hashtags
- Fashion photography hashtags
- Film photography hashtags
- Family photography hashtags
- Food photography hashtags
- Macro photography hashtags
- Portrait photography hashtags
- Black and White photography hashtags
In each hashtag group, there is a mix of core, medium, small and community hashtags.
There are also hashtags to help you get featured on other people’s accounts (accounts that feature fellow photographers).
Where are the Instagram photography hashtags in Preview?
Each hashtags has been researched and handpicked, to make sure they are used by the right people / community. And also to make sure they are not blocked or banned by Instagram.
To find the hashtags:
Press on the caption button in Preview:
Press “Find hashtags”:
Type “photography” (or any other niche) in the search bar:
You have 2 options:
- Press on “Add All” to add all the hashtags from that group in your caption, or
- Press only on the hashtag you want to use
Feel free to mix and match hashtags from different groups. This way you can create your own unique group, depending on what is on your photo.
I will give you ideas on what hashtags you can mix below.
Here is a list of 10 of the most popular Instagram photography hashtags that photographers use in Preview.
Tip: You can also use Preview to schedule your Instagram posts (photos, videos, carousels, Reels, IGTVs, and Instagram Stories). You can plan your posts and find hashtags on the phone app and on the computer version if you prefer to work on your computer.
1. Photographers hashtags
The first hashtag group you can use no matter what your niche is, is the “Photographer” hashtag group.
This hashtag group compiles the most popular hashtags photographers use to unite, share their passion and potentially get featured on other people’s accounts that specialize in photography.
2. Portrait photography hashtags
If you take portrait photos, check the “Portrait” hashtag group.
You can use only the hashtags from the “Portrait” hashtag group. Or you can mix hashtags from the “Portrait” and “Photographer” hashtag groups.
Another strategy is to use different hashtags on different posts. The Instagram algorithm seems to like this strategy because it makes your account look more human and less spammy. So feel free to mix and match different hashtags from these groups.
3. Street photography hashtags
The street photography community on Instagram is amazing. They have created many hashtags to connect with each other and get featured on accounts specifically for street photographers.
Also check out the “Cityscape” hashtag group.
4. Wedding photography hashtags
If you are a wedding photographer, or engagement photographer, you can check out these wedding photography hashtags in Preview (depending on what / who is on your photo):
- Wedding photographer
- Engagement hashtags
- Love stories
- Couple photography
5. Family photography hashtags
Type “Family” in the search bar and you will see all the hashtags recommended for family photos.
If you want to increase your reach, you can try to use these hashtags (which will connect you with the motherhood community on Instagram – which is probably your ideal client and followers):
- Mom Bloggers
- Mom Entrepreneurs
- Photography Moms
- Dog Moms (if you take photos of families with their pets too)
6. Food photography hashtags
Do you photograph food? Or are you a food blogger or food stylist?
Type “Food” in the search bar and you will see all the niche food hashtags for Instagram. You’ll see a lot of different food hashtags. For example, “desserts”, “gluten free”, “dinner”, etc… So you can reach different communities on Instagram depending on what you are photographing.
7. Film photography hashtags
Do you take film photos?
You can use the “Film Photography” hashtag groups.
Feel free to mix up these hashtags with hashtags from any other photography hashtag groups that fits. For example, if you’re taking film street photos, you can mix hashtags from the “Film Photography” and the “Street Photography” groups.
8. Fashion photography hashtags
If you specialize in fashion photography, use the “Fashion Photographer” hashtags.
You can also use these other hashtag groups to get your photos seen by the right audience:
- “Street Fashion” (if it fits with your post)
- “Fashion Blogger”
- “Haute Couture”
9. Macro photography hashtags
If you specialize in macro photography, then you can use the macro photography hashtags that are in this group:
10. Black and white photography hashtags
Preview also has a “Black and White” hashtag group made for black and white photography lovers. You can also check the “Moody” hashtag group.
There are more hashtags in the app. So feel free to type in the search bar what you are looking for.
For example, if you are taking photos of sunsets, sunrise, the beach, babies, jewellery, pets, dogs and cats – you will find them all in the app.
Have fun choose your photography hashtags!
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