@IGersManila and the Manila Instafest

Get to know Instagramers Manila or @IGersManila, the Instagram community for Filipino Instagramers (Pinoy IGers) around the world – one of the largest and most organized communities in the Instagramers.com international network of cities.

Created about six months ago by Carl C. Lozano (@cclozano) and now moderated with Ed Calaycay (@edcalaycay), Petim Etruiste (@ipetim), and Pinky Delos Reyes (@pinkipop27), the collaborative group features a colorful blend of cultures and the telling stories behind the photos, spawning unique visual artistry through the #9pmhabit photo challenge, actively participated in daily by Pinoy IGers, with over 5,300 followers to date (about 90% are Filipinos).

This 15th of October 2011, @IGersManila is having its 5th Instagram Manila Instameet with the theme “MANILA INSTAFEST” as we celebrate Pinoy IG ingenuity through the following activities:

#INSTAPICK – have your Instagram photos printed and show us three of your best
#INSTAWORKSHOP – short talk on photography techniques by seasoned photographers
#FILTERRIFIC – snap-shooting and filter-edit contest
#PINOYPHOTOHUNT – by the magic hour we go out – search, shoot and transform the simplest subjects to the whoawesomest photos, then post

OPEN TO ALL PINOY IGERS, PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Follow @IGersManila in Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Carl C. Lozano or CCLozano is an Operations Management Professional, currently the GM for a Telesales and Customer Service company; founder of @IGersManila, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram'ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge - the #IGersManila #9pmhabit - becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline.