I have recently chanced upon an article titled “Is Instagram the new gateway to photography?” And couldn’t help but strongly agree with the author. The very first app I click on my smartphone is not Facebook, it’s Instagram. Not to mention if you’re a photography advocate yourself, the Instagram app would appeal to you so much more. We all strive to perfect a photo. If it’s not Instagram worthy, where does it go to? Facebook, I would suppose. Well, I don’t know about you. But that goes for me.
I’m not going to dive too deep into the realms of social media. I just wanted to share how this app was able to bring together a community of people who share the same interest in photography in Singapore. Founder of @SGIG, Ivan also known as @phonenomenon on Instagram has garnered about 15K followers on his Instagram account, of which consists of mainly photography enthusiasts in Singapore.
SGIG – The Singapore Instagram Community
SGIG would host monthly meetups and photowalks where instagrammers of Singapore come together. It’s more of a social activity where people who share a common interest – photography come together. A typical conversation starter would go like this: “eh your photos very nice leh” or “what camera do you use for your instagram” or “wa how did you take this shot”
14/03/17: [REC] By Alan Photo had the honour to host their March meet up! Everyone had the privilege of famous fashion photographer – Mr Lance Lee who flew back to Singapore for a short trip, conduct a studio beauty photography workshop for a maximum of 50 participants!
The workshop conducted by Lance was definitely an insightful one as we received so much positive feedback from the attendees! You can watch it Live on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/recbyalanphoto
Trust me when I say that these people are a fun bunch! Everyone were so warm and welcoming. It’s definitely worth it when you get to have fun and learn from others at the same time.
For more info about their monthly meetups and gatherings, don’t forget to follow their Instagram page @SGIG
If you have not created an Instagram account, I would believe it’s time you do 😉
PS. Don’t forget to follow us too @alanphoto_sg & @recbyalanphoto