Meet nurtures online vision

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
Instameet organisers and Destination Kimberley staff Casey Mulder and Scotty Connell.
Camera IconInstameet organisers and Destination Kimberley staff Casey Mulder and Scotty Connell. Credit: Robert Dougherty

Online photography experts and social media content creators from across the Kimberley gathered at Broome’s Cable Beach for an “Instameet” catch-up last week.

About 15 people turned out for the social event on March 5, which was hosted by Kununurra-based media house Destination Kimberley to show off its shared content Instagram account, @thekimberleyaustralia.

DK representative and account founder Scotty Connell said the online resource, which unveiled photos from the North West, was an ongoing project and another meet-up was planned for August.

“The aim of the ‘Instameet’ is to get local Instagrammers and creative photographers together in a social context,” he said.

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“(The Instagram account) showcases the Kimberley, where it is and what it is, what people can do here — so people can get online in Melbourne, Sydney and the world and really feel that they know the people and the country up here, then head up, already have a good idea about where they want to go and enjoy their time up here.”

DK meet organiser Casey Mulder said a similar meet had been held in July, with attendees forming business friendships.

“We see their shots on Instagram and put a call out, we initiate it, but the contacts continue,” she said.

“You’ve got people that love this place and they can bond together over that, but they can also go out and shoot together to improve together.”

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