I met with Ian and Josie, stalwarts of the Ilkley Flickr photo group a few days ago. We've instigated a few ideas to help us connect better with local photographers.
Firstly we have a twitter account @ilkleyphoto .
We also have a Posterous group which will enable anyone to subscripe to email updates of what we are doing, or to simply look up the blog page. find the group here
There will be a monthly photo challenge. This will work by appointing a gallery curator each month who will gather flickr photos from Ilkley photographers and create a gallery. At the end of the four week period we will announce a winner. It could be group followers or anyone else who has photos on Flickr.
The theme over the next four weeks is panorama. I am the curator and so will look for 18 images to include in the September gallery which can be found here.
At the next meet up on the 18th of September we will choose a winning panorama. The winner will receive a coveted Ilkley Photographers graphic badge and a free meet-up coffee at Neros. If you want to be considered for a prize then tag your panorama ip1109 (ilkley photographers 2011 september).
The October challenge will be set by Josie who has agreed to curate a flickr gallery. The theme will be announced in due course.