In a world saturated with thousands of social media stars, it’s hard to stand out and make a name for yourself on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
Budding photographer Witness took a chance on his dreams by buying a DSLR camera and taking photos of places he would visit during trips he would take across the globe. Almost two years later, Witness has amassed over 700K followers and counting with his mesmerizing images that he shoots as he travels the world!
“I have always loved taking photos for such a long time but had not taken it seriously up until pretty recently! I didn’t get my first DSLR camera until about 18 months ago but have always had a strong urge to travel the world & experience new cultures. Shortly after college I took my first trip to Europe with my camera and I was instantly hooked on photography. I knew that there was so much more to see & I just wanted to show people the world through my perspective,” he shared with us.
“I learned everything I know from YouTube tutorials from popular photographers. I then took that knowledge and put my own spin on it, getting as creative as possible in order to stand out,” he continued. “I realized that this should be something I take seriously once my photos began getting reposted by big photography pages with followers ranging from 50k-12M & I started to gain some notoriety.”
Witness’ story and success proves that you can be anything you really want to be if you truly work for it. We had to chance to pick his brain for some tips on how we all can grow our social media presence and maybe one day be the next big thing.
Keep scrolling below for tips + some of Witness’ best shots from his travels.