Countdown time! The sixth year of Igslovenia on Instagram was marked with another big joint venture campaign with Visit Ljubljana to promote Central Slovenia, the campaign finished with a very successful international two day Instameet. We have also organised two Instameets with Canon, one in Ljubljana and another one in Zagreb. We also joined an Instameet at Plitvice Lakes in January. @igslovenia community still growing and engaging is what gives us a satisfaction and pays for hundreds of hours spent to bring you the best photos from as various locations of Slovenia as possible. That has also resulted in a cooperation with Huawei since we were always focused on mobile photography, at least on our site in the section Where to in Slovenia.
Some stats first: More than 40 photographers were featured more than once in 2018 what is a bit less than the previous year. The same goes for the number of photographers which were featured five times or more – there are only 8 of them compared to 16 a year before.
Lets’s start with the best nine photos by the number of likes. They belong to eight different artist, from left to right and top to the bottom (all Instagram handles and links, more or less all of them also have a Facebook account which you can find): Jošt Gantar @jostgantar, Domagoj Sever @domagojsever, @auerimages, Tom Strojnik @tomstrojnik, Heikki @frozenblizzard, Piotr Skrzypiec @piotrskrzypiec9198, @malaposastmici, Zoran L Trojar @zokus_gf, Piotr Skrzypiec @piotrskrzypiec9198.
Our selection of the year is in fact a result of our selection during the year: we just counted the number of features the artists made on our profile. We are trying to feature high quality photos of different locations and not to repeat a single photographer and location too many times. But just as it happens with photos of Bled – throughout the year we post many of them and some photographers get more features than others simply because they are highly active and post different locations of superior quality.
To get into the Top 10 four features were needed. Each author is present bellow with one photo which does not always correspond to the actual featured photos on our profile.
Jaka Ivančič @jaka_ivancic managed to the first place by the number of features. Among many other recognitions he have received recently this reflects his high quality photos but also a huge amount of activity spent both in the field and on social media channels.
In the next group, very close to Jaka, were: Ana Pogačar @anapogacar
Jošt Gantar @jostgantar was also close to Jaka by the number of features but he holds the first place by the number of likes in 2018 – and 2017.
Next group consists of a few artist with the same number of features, none of them is new to our list:
Luka Esenko @lukaesenko
Gregor Škoberne @gregorskobernephotography
Aleš Krivec @dreamypixels
In the last group were: Piotr Skrzypiec @piotrskrzypiec9198
Jurij Pelc @jurij_pelc
Klemen Zepp Dovžan @klemen_zepp_dovzan
Dan Briški @dan.briski
We thank you all for participating, tagging and engaging. Love you all,