The rise of Instagram has made it easy for photographers, professional and non-professional alike, to share their perspectives on the world around them. Pictures shared on Instagram allow us to see some of the most beautiful aspects of the cities and scenery we think we know so well, and come to understand a whole new side to our city. To experience some of the most beautiful sights in Pittsburgh, here are the Instagrammers you want to follow. 
Jack Austin
jackaustin.vsco.co

There’s not a lot to be said about Pittsburgh photog Jack Austin— he hasn’t published much, and doesn’t appear to be available for hire, but if you’re looking for intelligent, cerebral photos, Jack’s your guy. Log into Instagram and follow Austin (@jack_austin10) for cityscape inspiration. His beautifully saturated photos express the warmth and masterful eye behind the lens, and are an intriguing look at our city and the people within it. His final products are so well-received that they’re even reposted by Instagram account inthe_burgh, which collects beautiful cityscapes from artists all over the city.

Nick Bombich
photosbynick.com

A wedding and children photographer, Nick Bombich (@pittsburghphotographer) fills his Instagram with beautiful shots of scenery, his own kids and even the food he’s eating. A husband and wife team, plus a slew of second shooters, are what makes this family-oriented photography studio tick. The true heart of the city, after all, is its people. See photos of some of Pittsburgh’s best eateries, family events and more that truly captures the Pittsburgh spirit, primarily through the eyes of the Bombich family. Follow Nick for fun shots of Pittsburgh events, wedding details to serve as inspiration for your own day, and great engagement and baby photos that will be sure to put a smile on your face.

Wendy Lachendro
412project.org

Wendy Lachendro (@pittsburghinpictures), the creative force and team lead behind 412 Project, has held an interest in photography for a long time.  After walking by a pop-up exhibit in a downtown storefront a few years ago, she had a similar idea for a photography pop-up space aimed at showcasing local photographers from the Pittsburgh area. 412 Project will feature photos highlighting the city’s culture and beauty from local Instagrammers. The organization’s  first project is planned for Oct. 23, and will run for two months at the former visitors center kiosk located in the downtown’s Gateway Center. Check back to the account for updates.

@Greatpghphotos
iconosquare.com/greatpghphotos

If you’re looking for more event-themed photography, this particular account is the place to be on Instagram. From stunning shots of the Christmas tree downtown to flowers at Phipps, @greatpghphotos has captured the sheer aesthetic of this gorgeous city. Aerial shots of PNC Park nicely round out this Pittsburgh-centric account, while breathtaking shots of the Burgh’s iconic bridges make the viewer even more proud to be part of this historic landscape.

@dailypittsburgh

Food! Art! Downtown structures! This collection of photos from Pittsburgh photographers are selected daily for the relevance to the season, current events, and flavor of the day. Most shots are followed up with the hashtag #steelcitygrammers, which is also worth a look for more from your favorite local photographers who are traveling around the world. Head over to @dailypittsburgh to discover new eats, interesting architecture and hidden surprises.

Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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