9 P.E.I. Instagrammers to follow
Want more P.E.I. in your feed? Check out these Island photographers
From the red cliffs to the green potato fields to the blue water, P.E.I. is a very photogenic province and home to some great photographers.
Over the summer, CBC P.E.I. asked a different Island photographer to take over our Instagram account each week, featuring some of their photos from around the Island.
If you want more P.E.I. in your Instagram feed, these accounts are a great place to start.
1. Brian Wagner (@fluorescent_chemist)
Brian Wagner is a chemistry professor at UPEI and a spectroscopist, someone who studies the way light interacts with matter.
"I'm very interested in capturing light, and really to me, photography is a science. It's about capturing light," he said.
As a scientist, taking photos is also all about experimenting, and trying out different settings to get the best shot.
2. Alexandra Dekerf (@lifeonisland)
Alexandra Dekerf posts simple photos of everyday things — what she sees when out for a walk, what's growing in her garden, her journals, and what she's reading to her children.
"I'll notice something and I'll think, 'This is really fun, this is really nice, I love that.' They're often very simple." she said.
3. Pamela Doyle (@oceanluvngal)
An avid beachcomber, Pamela Doyle started using Instagram to share her love of the ocean.
"Because I'm out along the coast so much and because I love P.E.I. so much, it kind of evolved into me sharing my love of P.E.I. with the world," she said.
4. Al Douglas (@alexgdouglas)
Al Douglas does a lot of driving around the Island — for fun and for work — and that's how he gets many of his photos.
"Just drive and follow those back roads and get lost and see what you find. That's how I found my favourite spots in P.E.I.," he said.
5. Alana Sprague (@lansphotography)
Alana Sprague's photos are bright and beautiful and colourful.
That's no accident. She wants to put a positive spin on everyday life with her photos.
"I see it as showing the Island in the way that I see it," she said.
6. Bryan Maynard (@brymay14)
A farmer in Arlington, P.E.I., Bryan Maynard captures candid moments from life on the farm.
"I've kind of taken it upon myself to try and bridge the gap between regular, everyday society and the farming world," he said.
"Not everybody truly understands what it's like to be a farmer anymore."
7. Barbara Mayhew (@peibistro)
Barbara Mayhew is a food blogger, and her photos highlight what P.E.I. has to offer for your dinner plate — and some of the great spots to enjoy a meal.
A "favourite summertime pastime" for her is to "go off on a roadtrip for the day and we'll pack a picnic lunch."
8. Nick Tweel (@nicktweel)
Nick Tweel works as a surf guard in P.E.I. in the summer, so it's no surprise many of his photos capture life on the coast.
"I just think [P.E.I. is] almost like summer paradise," he said. "It's not tropical, but it's unique in its own way."
9. Rachel Peters (@iamrachelpeters)
If there's one word to describe Rachel Peters' photography, it's "love."
From the newlyweds who hire her to shoot their weddings to her love of the Island, she seeks out "pictures that tell a good story or just capture a lot of love."
"I am in love with love … I feel it's important to be involved in community and to take in and share the love that's around you," she said.
Are you snapping photos of the Island as well? Tag @cbcpei in your photos to share them with us.