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Best Sacramento Photographers To Follow On Instagram

It seems that everyone has a camera, and everyone fancies themselves a photographer. Instagram has become a loudspeaker for photographic voices around the world. But there are a handful of truly artistic minds who perch themselves behind a camera shutter and welcome you into their world. This list not only serves to recognize those minds, but also to identify some of the key organizations that promote Sacramento's visual artists. Here are some of the best Sacramento photographers to follow on Instagram.
José Barajas

This young Sacramento photographer has a keen eye for composition. His penchant lies with humans, spaces, humans in spaces and much more. Barajas makes the mundane fascinating, often finding the beauty in everyday objects. His playground consists of Northern California, whether it be indoors or outdoors. Perspective is key in Barajas's work, and he's a burgeoning master, no doubt. Check out his spread and learn to see life in a different way. And that's kind of the key, isn't it?

Sacramento Photographers

Aspiring photographers and established photographers seeking further networking opportunities in the Sacramento need not look further than sacphotographers. After all, that's what this Instagram organization is all about: connecting like-minded Sac area photographers and visual artists. The sacphotographers group will feature a new photographer's work on a weekly basis and celebrate accolades and other media outlets featuring said artists. The page will include artist meet-ups at local area venues. It's a great jumping-off point for a Sacto photographer at any level.


The Sac queen of light play, Vicky hits choice vistas around Norther California, making use of shadows and sunlight to create awe-inspiring images. Snapping photos of legendary Sacramento landmarks (Tower Bridge), local art (The Portal) and fantastic nature shots, Vicky is an Instagram must-see for any student or fan of Sacramento. Great time-lapse photography and perfectly timed sunsets will take your breath away.

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Sac After Dark

Speaking of shadow-play, this page is devoted to the shrouding darkness that envelops Sacramento and the nightly photographers who seek to capture life after dark at its finest moment. They run a daily feature showcasing the best evening shots in the Sac area. Stunning images of people and places make this page an indelible display of Sacto shutterbugs. Get a bead on Sacramento's best nighttime photographers here.

Faith Mari Capturing not only NorCal's splendor, but taking photography worldwide, Faith Mari shoots everything from the coasts of the golden state to the Vatican City and beyond. Faith Mari is obsessed with "moments" and the stories that can be told through them. Taking intimacy through photography to a new level, this photographer stuns you, then leaves you asking "How did she get that shot?" It's a wonderful display of human, nature and a variety of elements that will leave you in awe.

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So be bold, venture forth and recognize the artisan-ship that lies within your very own city. Because great art inspires great art, following these handles may end up inspiring you.

Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.
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