This weekend, on Saturday, October 26, King Street Wharf will play host to a Sunset Instameet in partnership with George’s Cameras and Sydney Sunset Club with 30 professional and amateur photographers taking part in a series of photographic challenges on the wharf.
But what is an Instameet?
Instagram identifies it as “a way for people in the Instagram community to meet one another and take photos around their city together.”
Essentially, it’s a way for photographers to expand their social circles with people who have similar interests.
“Many people believe the advent of technology leads to a disconnected society but Instameets are representative of this not being the case, it’s just changing how people find new social connections,” says Charmayne, @beautiful.interruptions from Sydney Sunset Club.
“An Instameet can be as simple as a few people getting together to discuss cameras and photography, or a photo walk with 30 people around the local area. At King Street Wharf, the Instameet includes challenges that will allow people to capture Sydney’s harbourfront local, from the sunset views over the water to the fresh seafood and fun cocktails.”
Should I attend?
The faces behind Igers Sydney and Sydney Sunset Club love creating and leading Instameets as well as attending them saying:
“It’s a chance to give back to a community that has been wonderful to me. It is wonderful to meet people that share the passion for photography,’ adds @Carmel.montgomery.
“My favourite Instameets are the ones where we get to hang around together, after the photography session, to chat, eat and drink,” says @kazmaz62.
“I love both organising and attending Instameets as it’s a way to meet other people and share your passion for photography and get a few tips not mention take great shots at the organised spot,” says @vasharris.
Instameets are open to photographers at all levels. Whether you’re snapping away on your phone, practicing with a new bit of kit or just want to meet new people with a similar passion an Instameet could be for you.
Tickets are still available, register to attend the free event via Eventbrite.