In order to get the best results with your images and improve engagement with your feed, you need to actively take steps to get it in front of the right audience. Which not only means putting out regular high-quality content, but also trying to get other accounts feature your content too. No idea what we’re talking about? Try it today!

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Instagram feature accounts are large accounts with a higher amount of followers than you, which you can reach out to by tagging them in your image to have your image reposted to a larger audience. To be noticed by the curator of that account you’ll also need to use their unique hashtag when you post your image. If you’re not tagging accounts that will repost and feature your images PLUS adding up to the full capacity of 30 hashtags on each image you post, you’re missing out on some vital exposure for your content!

We’ve done the hard work for you and researched some of the most popular and effective feature accounts in different genres, so all you need to do is tag the account in your image and use their hashtag to get noticed by that account. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the feature accounts out there, but it’s a great place to start whilst researching your own niche. Use those relevant to your content from the list below and play around to see which are most effective, but keep rotating through the list to have a feel for which ones bring you the most engagement and attract your target audience.

If you search the kind of accounts you’d like to be posted on within the app, you’ll find that the results appear in order of popularity, it’s good to target the accounts which will be interested in your images, which are above you in amount of followers but not too far above you. If you have a low amount of followers, it’s best to target accounts that have less than 20,000 followers, but if your account’s gaining a lot of traction and you have 10,000 followers and above, that’s when you start targeting the massive accounts to get your content reposted.

Here are the best accounts we’ve found in a number of genres, so start tagging these accounts and hashtags into your posts today to really get a result and take your account to the next level. The following information is current as of 3rd April 2016. You’re welcome!

Fashion/Lingerie

fashion instagram feature accounts

By far one of the most popular when it comes to feature accounts, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which accounts to target for a potential feature. Tag the accounts below in your images and use their hashtag and you should be onto a winner.

@MISTAKEmagazine – #MISTAKEmag – used 2430 times – 10.4k followers

@sticks_and_stones_agency – #postmystickpics – 313k followers

@postthepeople – #postthepeople – used 946,128 times – 80.6k followers

@photographenlarger – #enlargemyphoto – used 21,973 times – 9521 followers

@nextdoormodel – #nextdoormodel – used 100,333 times – 382k followers

@tcl_theclassylifestyle – #theclassylifestyle – used 2016 times – 59.4k followers

@yaf.magazine – #yafmagazine – used 9888 times – 34.1k followers

@cheadsmagazine – #cheadsmagazine – used 72,752 times – 296k followers

@skynmagazine – #skynmagazine – used 16,958 times – 120k followers

@pepumn – #pepumn – used 25,206 times – 118k followers

@simplybad – #simplybadmag – used 18,768 times – 35.3k followers

@acid_mirror_agency – #acidmirroragency – used 3095 times – 70.6k followers

@hot_is_the_new_black – #hotisthenewblack – used 11,194 times – 168k followers

@hangovermagazine – #behangover – used 8301 times – 41.7k followers

@igpodium – #igpodium – used 103,000 times – 66.5k followers

@wearethepeople.magazine – #wearethepeoplemag – used 12,189 times – 198k followers

@lepetitvoyeur – #lepetitvoyeursubmissions – used 12,586 times – 92.2k followers

@human.edge – #humanedge – used 34,108 times – 87.7k followers

@waitingontheworld – #ftwotww – used 383,455 times – 700k followers

@l0stfog – #l0stfog – used 22,410 times – 34.8k followers

@seekingthestars – #seekingthestars – used 102,951 times – 60.7k followers

@arsenicmagazine – #arsenic – used 262,708 times – 1m followers

@YumeMag – #yumemag – used 23,599 times – 131k followers

@Nakid_Magazine – #nakidmag – used 8213 / #nakidmagazine – used 4859 times – 343k followers

Portraits


portrait instagram feature accounts

Portraits more your thing? Tag these accounts and hashtags:

@igpodium_portraits – #igpodium_portraits – used 51,640 times – 63.4k followers

@fadedpsirits – #fadedspirits – used 13,233 times – 8425 followers

@makeportrait – #makeportrait – used 108,105 times – 37.9k followers

@humansmagazine – #humansmagazine – used 37,235 times – 22.6k followers

@vscoportrait – #vcsoportrait – used 277,613 times – 28.2k followers

@of2humans – #featuremeofh – used 526,541 times – 128k followers

@folkportraits – #folkportraits – used 112,708 times – 73.2k followers

@iiwiimag – #iiwiimag – used 88,600 times – 2664 followers

@portraitmood – 125k followers 

@pursuitofportraits – #pursuitofportraits – used 124,051 times – 53.1k followers

@facesobsessed – #facesobsessed – used 21,632 times – 11k followers

@2instagood – #2instagoodportraitlove – used 297,652 times – 60.5k followers

Travel

travel instagram feature accounts

Tag these accounts and their hashtags in your image and your wanderlust-inducing snap could be shared worldwide:

@liveauthentic.co – #liveauthentic – used 9,063,404 times – 1280 followers

@igshotz – #igshotz – used 136,337 times – 50.7k followers

@thevisualscollective – #exploretocreate – used 1,146,873 times – 282k followers

@travelandlife – #travelandlife – used 259,444 times – 220k followers

@huntgramcuration – #huntgram – used 1,017,951 times – 19.4k followers

@instagood – #instagoodmyphoto – used 1,329,363 times – 843k followers

@worldplaces – #worldplaces – used 1,259,754 times – 133k followers

@instagram_underdogs – #ig_udog – used 43,467 times – 20.7k followers

@bestvacations – #bestvacations – used 1,276,755 times – 4.9m followers

@thebest_capture – #TheBest_Capture – used 706,842 times – 66.6k followers

@world_shotz – #theworldshotz – used 15,972 times – 105k followers

@worldtravelbook – #worldtravelbook – 185,845times – 105k followers

@beautifuldestinations – #beautifuldestinations – used 2,850,798 times – 5.8m followers

Wedding

wedding instagram feature accounts

Share your snaps of someone’s special day, from the dress to the table settings, by tagging these accounts and using their hashtag:

@wedphotoinspiration – 152k followers

@dreamweddingshots – #dreamweddingshots – used 10,051 times – 9011 followers

@stylemepretty – #SMPShareYourStory – used 6917 times – 718k followers

@huffpostweddings – #HuffPostIDo – used 34,961 times – 49.9k followers

@inspiredbythis – #everydayIBT – used 11,963 – 187k followers

Black and White

b&w instagram feature accounts

Get more exposure for your arty black and white shot by tagging these accounts and using their hashtags:

@bnw_planet – #bnw_planet – used 534,660 times – 105k followers

@photowall_bw – #photowall_bw – used 313,404 times – 10.1k followers

@bw_mania – #bw_mania – used 46,477 times – 17.7k followers

@bwsquare – #bwsquare / #bwsquare_march16 – used 269,867 times – 5376 followers

@edits_bnw – #edits_bnw – used 178,350 times – 12k followers

@flair_bw – #flair_bw – used 229,646 times – 47.8k followers

@ic_bw – #ic_bw  – used 601,785 times / #ic_bwportraits – used 14,570 times

@monoart – #monoart_ – used 100,782 times – 14.7k followers

 @blackandwhiteisworththefight – #blackandwhiteisworththefight – used 2973 times – 134k followers

@world_shotz – #theworldshotz_bnw – used 24,630 times – 105k followers

Polaroid/Film

film instagram feature accounts

Share your love for the retro effect of film with the rest of the world by tagging in these accounts and using their hashtags:

@thefilmcommunity – #thefilmcommunity – used 123,927 times – 50k followers

@staybrokeshootfilm – #staybrokeshootfilm – 228,020 times – 337 followers

@filmfeed – #filmfeed – used 359,732 times – 361 followers

@filmphotographic – #filmphotographic – used 100,422 times – 37.6k followers

@expofilm – #expofilm – used 2,182.295 times – 114k followers

@sharpfilm – #sharpenmyfilm – used 77,760 times – 28.9k followers

@filmpalette – #featurepalette – used 277,339 times – 123k followers

@wanderinginfilm – #wanderingfilm – used 2456 times – 12.7k followers

@35mmfilmphoto – #35mmfilmphotography – used 12,805 times – 4474 followers

@tangledinfilm – #tangledinfilm – used 314,487 times – 83.4k followers

Street

street instagram feature accounts

Found a fresh new Banksy or want to share some awesome street style? Tag in these accounts and use their hashtags to get featured:

@streetdreamsmag – #streetdreamsmag – used 3,596,867 times – 215k followers

@streets_oftheworld – #streets_oftheworld – used 133,489 times – 6572 followers

@ig_street – #ig_street – used 620,252 times – 6915 followers

@streetscape – #streetscape – used 151,542 times – 432 followers

@ic_streetlife – #ic_streetlife – used 177,292 times – 2884 followers

@vivostreet – #vivostreet – used 34,147 times – 1111 followers

@streetscenesmag – #streetscenesmag – used 12,001 times – 1280 followers

@streetlife_award – #streetlife_award – used 314,625 times – 26.4k followers

Music/Concerts

music instagram feature accounts

Seen an awesome band and got some kick-ass shots of them doing their thang? Tag these accounts and use their hashtag to get featured:

@jj_musicislife – #jj_musicislife – used 29,689 times – 4842 followers

@iconcertphoto – #iconcertphoto – used 3963 times – 365 followers

@music (Instagram’s official music photography account) – themed hashtags, check account for current – 848k followers

Nature

nature instagram feature accounts

Use the world as your canvas and get out there and shoot! Then when you’re done come back and tag these accounts and use their hashtags to get featured…

@naturephotoportal – #naturephotoportal – used 7222 times – 7250 followers

@earthgallery – #earthgallery – used 56,629 times – 227k followers

@discoverearth – #discoverearth – used 438,646 times – 2.2m followers

@wonderful_places – #wonderful_places – used 2,304,885 times – 6.5m followers

@rural_love – #rural_love – used 347,362 times – 59.1k followers

@theglobewanderer – #theglobewanderer -used 445,909 times – 1.8m followers

@discoverglobe – #discoverglobe – used 99,566 times – 1m followers

@fantastic_earth – #fantastic_earth – 402,922 times – 2.5m followers

@awesome_earth – #awesome_earth – used 369,282 times – 694 followers

@earthfocus – #earthfocus – used 250,087 times – 2.1m followers

@ourplanetdaily – #ourplanetdaily – used 814,469 times – 1.5m followers

Macro

macro instagram feature accounts

Get up close and personal with your subjects and then submit your best shots to these accounts to get featured:

@macro_spotlight – #macro_spotlight – used 306,861 times – 11.5k followers

@macro_highlight – #macro_highlight – used 287,621 times – 15.1k followers

@small_world_upclose – #smallworld_uc – used 172,342 – 26.4k followers

@macroclique – #macroclique – used 539,143 times – 36.2k followers

@macro_vision – #macro_vision – used 141,391 times – 84.3k followers

@macro_kings – #macro_kings – used 65,984 times – 2880 followers

@flair_macro – #flair_macro – used 68,097 times – 7800 followers

@igbest_macros – #igbest_macros – used 52,961 times – 19.7k followers

Underwater

underwater instagram feature accounts

Partial to the odd dive into the deep blue sea? Now you can submit your pics to get featured and earn you some exposure! Just tag these accounts and their hashtags:

@underwater.photo – 29k followers

@underwater_pig – #underwaterpig – used 3392 times – 43.3k followers

@underwaterwednesday – #underwaterwednesday – used 15,652 times – 30.6k followers

Food

food instagram feature accounts

Love to snap shots of your meals when they arrive before diving in? Then these accounts are perfect for you – just tag them in with their specific hashtag!

@foodprnshare -#foodprnshare – used 39,595 times – 326k followers

@foodporn_xox – #foodporn_xox – used 271 times – 10.4k followers

@ohmygodfoodporn – 36.7k followers – 36.8k followers

@the_daily_bite_ – #thedailybite – used 39,490 times – 47.3k followers

 

We’ll keep updating this list as often as possible, but if you have any popular accounts that are worth sharing, please do let us know in the comments below!