There is no doubt that Instagram has taken off with a bang. The photo sharing social network has grown in leaps and bounds and continues to evolve. People use it in their own way and have developed their own style. Some people take personal pictures and photos of their food, while others see Instagram as a creative outlet, using the platform to create works of art.
Instagramers is an international community that share a passion for Instagram. They have a presence across the globe in many countries and cities.
South Africa is no exception. Having already launched successfully in many cities, they are launching Instagramers South Africa with a combined Instawalk. These Instawalks are taking place in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and George.
This combined walk takes place over the weekend of the 25-27th of January in which each city ManIger chooses a time and place for Instagramers to meet and walk through their city so they can Instagram to their hearts’ content. This will mark the official launch of the local community and a bonus is that they have two prizes to give away to the “Best Instagramer of the @igersSouthAfrica Launch”. The first prize is an Olloclip or an iPhone 5 lens sponsored by Instageeks (Depending on what device you own), the second prize is a large framed print of the winners choice, which is sponsored by Snapgram. These prizes can be won by simply hashtagging #igers[localcity] and #igersSouthAfrica. Each city ManIger during the course of the following weekdays will feature 1 Instagramer a day, which will result in 5 “featured” Instagramers from each city. @igersSouthAfrica will then feature the top Instagramers from each city and the top two winners will win the prizes.
Instagram has made people stop and appreciate the finer details in the mundane of everyday life. A sunset takes on new meaning and gets appreciated and shared with the community. In fact, the city that you’ve lived in your whole life becomes a new world filled with hidden treasures.