My first “Instameet”

Today I finally got round to meeting up with fellow Instagram users of the @igersbirmingham group.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I wondered how many people would shoot on phones only, how many people were actual photographers for a living and even just how many people would turn up.

I decided that I’d sign up to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Instameet and set off in good time.

The format worked really well, brief holding room where I was able to meet other users and found out I actually happened to sit on a table with two other teachers in fact, they know my colleagues from my own workplace! Then a brief overview of the time during the meet. Basically today it was just over one hour of free roam around the gardens prior to the public being let in.

I decided to wander around and try and shoot a range of different photos. My results are shown below:

I really enjoyed the morning. It encouraged me to take different photos to my normal comfort zone. Most importantly I was able to speak to other photographers and Instagram users.

If you are local and want to find out more, be sure to take a look at these links:

Igers Birmingham Website

Igers Birmingham Instagram

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