It was fun, it was informative and it was truly a 'one of a kind' Instagramming experience in Oman.What I also loved was that it was completely 'paperless' as all the communications, including the Invitations, the follow ups and anything else that was required was done via Direct Messaging on Instagram itself.
|'Encapsulated-' Moments that I really loved|
Held at the Opera Galleria adjoining the Royal Opera House ,Muscat
(ROHM) it was definitely the largest gathering of 'Instagrammers' in Oman till date and provided a wonderful platform to meet and mingle with others who have similar interests. Whether it was the delicious sweet and savoury canapes provided by The Dried Lemon or the fabulous scented towels as we headed towards the venue to take our seats, it was the culmination of a lot of careful thinking and planning that made it an extremely successful event. Like me, there are many others hoping for something like this to happen on a regular basis and are willing to do our bit to help the organisers in making that a possibility.
|All eyes and ears-Listening to one of the speakers|
The results of the Insta8Star where I was one of the six finalists had been declared earlier and The Art Whisper, Manahil Al Kindy won in that category. Accordingly, she was one of the 8 speakers who talked about her experience of using Instagram and how it actually helped her in her day to day work as an emerging Omani artist.
Among others, we heard HH Tariq Shihab, Sahar from Saharz Beauty parlour, Ashelaqtta and Nada from Omani Paws all of whom gave us a personal insight in to how Instagram really does work for them. I must also make a special mention of Fami Wami, the key organizer of the event.It would have been impossible to have an event of this scale and size without his driving force- so thank you Fami Wami!
Personally, I learnt a lot and when I came back, bought and immediately applied one of the apps a speaker told us about. Here it is then- my version of the Opera Galleria among a few others.
|What I learnt and applied- A new Photo App used to create 'my version' of the Opera Galleria|
Looking forward to more such informative and fun events in Oman and once again, Happy Instagramming!