Welcome to the IGersBirmingham instablog: a blog about a life lived on Instagram. It will feature all sorts of topics – instagram, instameets, Birmingham, photography, our community, behind the scenes and much more.
We’ll also feature guest posts – if you’d like to feature, please get in touch!
On Thursday evening, an email popped up in the IGersBirmingham inbox: “Hi guys! I’ve been following your blog for a while and I really enjoy it! As a beginner photographer, I want to know where are the best places to take images of the city skyline? Is there like any discreet areas or buildings? Thanks!” […]
The IGers community is ever-growing with more and more people getting involved in our instameets. We therefore thought it would be useful to put together an instablog post covering all-things instameets based on how we do things here at IGers Birmingham and from the instameets we’ve attended that have been held by other IGers groups. […]
In 1874, a large horseshoe-shaped building emerged on Sheepcote Street between the London North Western Railway line and the Birmingham Canal. It became known as ‘the Roundhouse’ and up until the 1960s it operated as a hub of activity in the city. Now Grade II* listed it stands virtually unchanged as an example of Birmingham’s industrial heritage […]
It is that time of the year where we look back and take in all that has happened in the past 12 months. For us at IGers Birmingham it has been a busy year with plenty of instameets and building upon the successes of 2016. We now move in to 2018 with plenty of new […]
When it comes to Christmas, Birmingham well and truly has it all: shops, food, drink, fun, entertainment, more twinkly lights than ever before and this year, the added benefit of SNOW!!! When Visit Birmingham and shoppinginbirmingham.com challenged the IGers Birmingham community to capture the magic of Christmas in Birmingham, we knew our judges would not be disappointed! Over 600 […]
Back in May, IGers Birmingham were lucky enough to get access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens before the site was open to the public for the day. It was a wonderful morning with a dazzling display of plants, butterflies, bees, birds and dinosaurs! The Gardens were so impressed with the images that were produced by the […]
IGers Birmingham were lucky enough to be some of the first people to enjoy Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ new after-dark Christmas-lights experience which opened last week. The 50 lucky IGers braved the cold temperatures to see the trees and glasshouses which were lit as part of a special light-display by entertainment promoter Raymond Gubbay Ltd. There […]
When it comes to Christmas, Birmingham well and truly has it all: shops, food, drink, fun, entertainment and more twinkly lights than ever before. We have teamed up with Visit Birmingham to challenge the IGers Birmingham community to capture the magic of Christmas in Birmingham. The brief is purposefully wide – your photos can capture […]
Hi, I’m Fraser McGee and I was one of the founding members of Team IGers Birmingham. What follows is the story of my time as an ‘IGer’. It’s a story of perseverance, disappointment, and almost giving up before success finally arrived in the form of the great community we have today. If you haven’t already […]
So far this week we’ve introduced you to all of the photographers from the IGers Birmingham community that are appearing in this year’s exhibition. Now it’s time to introduce you to the team that run the account and organise all-things IGers Birmingham: Beth, Martin and Fraser. Hey, I’m Martin aka @ocuk and I have just […]