IGersManila Philippines, in partnership with SM North EDSA, recently held an Instagram’ing 101 workshop focused on using Instagram (and phoneography in general) to #CreateShareInspire, kicking off the first day of the #ANNEXxIGERSMANILA exhibit as well, showcasing the finalists and winning entries of #KalyePH2014 black and white street photography contest, which runs until 01-February-2015 at the 4th floor activity area of SM City North EDSA Annex. This will be our first major event for 2015.
Sharing the stage with my fellow @IGersManila moderators Petim Maminta and Ed Calaycay, I took charge of “Create” and talked about how it’s become easy and fun to turn seemingly ordinary photo and video snapshots into amazingly beautiful visual art that’s Filterrific and stand out from the grid, using only your mobile device, a set of filter and editing apps, limited only to one’s creativity and imagination.
Because we were only allotted 2 hours for the program, aside from sharing a few tips for making mobile photography (and videography) easily enjoyable, I went straight to discussing essential Instagram’ing apps that I (and most IGers I know) actually use, these are free and available for both iOS and Android devices, starting off with everyone’s favorite VSCOcam, then Phonto for putting text on photos, the swipe-easy Snapseed next, and the layer-artsy-doodle-friendly Studio app, each demoed with the help of our collaborators #TheColl members @nagaryan, @iamkebok, @ianaperalta, and @breinmars. In between sessions, our audience were serenaded by artists from SoundCloud Philippines. Our Instagram’ing 101 workshop was hosted by @ivanborlongan and @gelaramirez13.
Big thanks to the marketing team at SM North EDSA for reaching out to our community and to #TheColl members who were there to support and make sure everything’s smooth-flowing. as well as snap photos of the event, some of which are included in the photo collages below:
If you’re near the area, please do visit our #ANNEXxIGERSMANILA Exhibit until 01-February-2015 at the 4th floor activity area of SM North EDSA Annex. See you there!