Instagram is the platform where art and technology meet in social matrimony.

At our most recent adventure, TEDxMileHigh hosted it’s first ever InstaMeet in which experienced Denver Instagrammers spoke on a panel discussing the convergence of social media and photography. Rafael Diaz @Rafa.Diaz, Chloe Rekow @MileHighAndHungry, Caryn Cullinan @Caryn_C, and Adrian Narvaez @anarvz shared how to build and establish your personal visual voice on the ever-expanding digital landscape. Instameet_Blog_KayleeInstameet_Blog_MrDarlingInstameet_Blog_Patterson “It all started with a particularly delicious dish of French toast,” said Chloe Rekow, the girl behind @MileHighAndHungry as she discussed her Instagram page passion project that has now turned into a part-time job. “I’m constantly fine-tuning what my voice is. I started doing it for me and over time, it’s turned into something people really look for and enjoy.” Her advice for Instagrammers just starting out in creating their own visual branding? “Stay hungry.” Following the panel discussion, adventuring ‘grammers went out in search of discovering Denver through their own personal photo lenses. With help from photography bingo cards with fields like “light +shadow” and “unexpected art,” participants used smoke, mirrors, and their own creative prowess to showcase just exactly what Denver means to them. Instameet_Blog_rafa1Instameet_Blog_Double Instameet_Blog_Itsbeteal Thank you to our panelists, @Rafa.Diaz, @MileHighAndHungry, @Caryn_C, and @anarvz as well as our sponsors B-Cycle and Artifact Uprising. Instameet_Blog_Tag We’re using the hashtags #TEDxMileHighInstaMeet and #MileHighMakeBelieve to track photography from the day’s activities. The best photography will be featured at Make + Believe, TEDxMileHigh’s June conference, so join in! Tag your photos or submit them here before June 1, for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Artifact Uprising and have your photography featured at Make + Believe.   Words by Meg Ruggieri