We love Instagram – quite apart from the recent studies that have proved there are benefits to taking selfies (as long as you’re smiling), and of looking at photos of family and friends to boost your mood, it’s a great place to find inspiration. You can get amazing ideas for fashion, make-up, travel, books, food ... you name it, someone’s probably got a suggestion for how you can best do it. We’ve rounded up some Hong Kong-based suggestions from Young Post junior reporters to make your feed even more inspiring in 2017.
Ariel was the winner of last year’s #YPIG10 competition, and posts landscapes and near-macro shots on her limited, but beautiful feed.
Sofia Pedersen is an 18-year-old final-year student at HKIS who specialises in portraits and unusually-angled shots of Hong Kong.
George Du is another final-year student photographer HKIS who also makes films. His cityscapes and landscapes make the most of the beauty of light.
Nelson Wong posts a mix of photos of mountains, buildings and interestingly lit rooms in Hong Kong and abroad.
Twenty-two-year-old Kalok Chow is a TVB artist who shares some seriously amazing sky shots, and photos of his life.
South Island Schooler make-up artist Jane Wong posts looks, #BTS pics and product reviews.
Former Young Post cadet and SIS student Leonardo Yip experiments with light and colour, and generally wall-worthy posts – you’ll want to frame them.
This recent Island School graduate does fashion shoots that are reminiscent of an Urban Outfitters campaign, and works closely especially with SIS’ Matthis Ekkebus.
Speaking of model and designer Matthis, his feed features his designs and plenty of #ootd inspo.
Former YP junior reporter William Cheng is really into examining architecture, and the way light falls, for a clean, Nordic-feeling feed.
This PolyU fashion and textiles student has an unusual theme: recently he’s featured an almost entirely pastel blue and white palette.
Horacio La celebrates the vibrancy of Hong Kong and Hongkongers, often at night, making the most of our city’s incredible lights.
There are some seriously gorgeous portraits and scenes from Hong Kong life that will remind you of the power of a photo.
Seventeen-year-old Samuel Chan shows Hong Kong at its most exciting, with time-lapse and action shots, bird’s eye views, and rooftoppers.
HKIS student Nick finds fascination in the mundane, and reminds us of the amazing things to be seen if we just look up once in a while.