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You’ve likely already come across these beautiful photos from traveling couple Nataly and Murad Osmann of them holding hands as she pulls him into the most incredible places. The tag #FollowMeTo was born and it has become a travel photography phenomenon!

It started in Spain, on a vacation in Barcelona, with one accidental shot of Nataly pulling Murad through the streets and his snapping a shot just as she turned away. Since then, Murad’s Instagram account has filled up with hundreds of shots as the couple has traveled around the world, snapping photos in the same way.

Murad’s Instagram account has around 4.1 million followers. Their photos have donned the covers of magazines all over the world, including National Geographic’s Traveler and Vogue. They published a book in 2015 called “Follow Me to: A Journey Around the World Through the Eyes of Two Ordinary Travelers” and have now launched a travel website.

These are some of our favorite shots…

#followmeto Chand Baori steps near Jaipur, India with @natalyosmann A photo posted by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on

#followmeto Varanasi, India with @natalyosmann

A photo posted by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on

#followmeto the amazing and colorful Jaipur with @natalyosmann.

A photo posted by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on

#followmeto the amazing Jordan with @yourleo. Collabing with my friend @nois7. #shareyourjordan.

A photo posted by Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) on

How to take your own #followmeto photos

  • Grab a partner and choose your setting. Scenic landscapes, beaches, busy markets, temples… these are just a sample of the extraordinary settings you could choose.
  • Get set up and hope that your arms are long enough! Lean back as much as you can, or hold your phone past your head.
  • A timer might help as well, or getting another friend to snap the shot.
  • Don’t worry if you get more of your arm in than you want, you can always crop the shot later.
Img: #followmeto by Leo Hidalgo / Flickr cc.

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