In the craziness of going to Europe, having a staycation with friends, and then adopting Tommy, there are a few major events from the summer that I documented but never shared. I started to regain the energy and focus to spend more than a few minutes at a time editing photos when Tommy was about 2.5 months old. Now at almost five months old, I’m still going through photos and writing not very timely events posts. I’m still excited to share them with you.
As I mentioned when I shared my first summer 2017 meetup post, after several years of following Instagram meetup accounts, I made it to two meetups this summer. The second meetup was in Milwaukee, and I’m sharing those photos today.
If you’re active on Instagram but never been to an Instagram meetup, I highly recommend it. Regardless of the number of followers you have on Instagram, you’ll enjoy connecting with other photographers, talking about geeky photography stuff, and creating neat images together.
The guys who organized the meetup talked the ice cream man into posing for a bunch of pictures, which was very nice of him. At least a third of the group bought ice cream from him, so it worked out as a good stop for him.
Then the group talked several guys in tricked out vehicles into parking off on a side street for a bit, so we could take pictures. It was pure luck that we spotted them, and it turned into an amazing photography opportunity.
The guys driving the vehicles had a dog riding in the back of one of them. I’m pretty sure he was the most photographed participant at the meetup.
After a couple of hours at the meetup, I made at a detour to one of my favorite spots in Milwaukee on the way home: South Shore Park. The park offers some of my favorite views of the city skyline. I love how there were rain clouds over the city.
Have you ever been to an Instagram meetup?
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