My first blog on our new website – a brief introduction to IgersWiltshire...
For the last four years or so I have been running Igerswiltshire on Instagram - an informal, semi-official, online hub and offline social group for photographers of all abilities in and around Wiltshire. I have since been joined at the helm by Louise - a talented amateur, and Emma - also a talented amateur and an expert in regional tourism - they both help enormously in running the group; choosing features and planning events.
What started on a whim, encouraged by Corinne at Igerslancashire and Jess at IgersUK has developed into a regular source of fun for our local 'Igers' who have enjoyed everything from a dark and dingy urbex exploration of some old WWII tunnels to an awe-inspiring sunrise at Stonehenge - one of several instameets we have jointly organised with our amazing friends at VisitWiltshire. We are hugely grateful to them for ideas and discounted access to some fantastic sites around our county!
We don't have many rules - just common sense etiquette and a welcome for photographers of all abilities with various types of camera equipment from mobile phone to DSLR and anything or everything in between (including pinhole cameras!).
We always look out for new and unusual shots from around the county; fresh perspectives on well-known landmarks and places we may not have seen in person yet. And, we try to feature new instagramers although inevitably some regulars crop up on our feed.
Please join us - use #igerswiltshire on instagram and come along to one of our instameets...
Chris Waddell - aka @Count_Christoph on instagram.