This weekend was the ninth World Wide Instagram meet-up, and the Boston IGers chapter had it's own version. They hold meet-ups almost once a month, but I haven't been to one before, since I'm pretty new to Instagram. They always post great photos afterward that look like a lot of fun, so I decided to go it alone and get some shots. Plus they planned to walk the Seaport District, and it was a good opportunity to photograph an industrial, urban area I haven't had the chance to get to in a while.
In a nutshell, it was awesome. We had a huge group of people and great weather. It's fun to hang out with a group of photographers who all stop and take photos along the way, and no one gets annoyed that it takes 20 minutes to go two blocks. We may have caused a few traffic jams when our whole group would fan out at a great photo opp. It was amazing to be around so many people who thought the same things were visually interesting.
For instance, someone thought one of the girls who was wearing a green dress would look great holding the Instagram-issued red balloon up against the brick. Naturally, so did everyone else. So while the pictures themselves came out great, what was even better was the behind-the-scenes photo of all of us trying to get the shot. Photographers really know how to make a crowd.
Below are the group of photos I posted to Instagram from the day. I'll be back to my regular themes this week, but couldn't help sharing these shots with the new friends I met. Check out all the photos from the Boston meet-up, which also continued on Sunday with a trip through Beacon Hill. And if you've thought about coming along on one of these before, definitely do so next time. It's a really welcoming, supportive and fun community to be a part of! Follow IGersBoston for all the details.