Maybe you’ve heard about Vienna Photo Walk (VPW) from Instagram; maybe from a friend; maybe you just googled “photo clubs in Vienna” and we popped up. And now you’re wondering – what’s VPW all about, and is it worth my time to join the group? Here’s a list of 9 reasons why we think the answer is YES:
New Places: every month we choose a new location for a photo walk. Sometimes our walks are “seasonal” (Christmas Markets, Easter Markets), sometimes it’s all about nature (Burggarten), sometimes about architecture (Vienna DC), sometimes about people-watching (Brunnenmarkt)… there’s something for everyone, and there’s always the chance to discover a new part of town. We welcome suggestions, so if there’s a location you think VPW should explore please email us your ideas with the subject line “Photo Walk Ideas”.
New Faces: VPW is a volunteer-lead, non-profit, for-fun photography club. Our members are from all over the world (the English language is what unites us!) and are of different professions and all ages (20-80), so there’s a good chance you’ll meet friendly, creative, like-minded people… and maybe even make a good friend or two!
The Best Things In Life Are Free: we don’t charge for membership or any of our activities, and there’s no catch.
Get Moving: our photo walks are a great way to get out of the house, and get some exercise! There’s not any intense hiking involved (unless we specifically say so for a particular walk) and most of our walks take place in the city, so they are appropriate for most fitness levels.
If Organised Group Walks Aren’t Your Thing: if you can’t or don’t want to make it to our free photo walks, but would still like to network with other local photographers you have the chance to do so via our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and Instagram. You may post articles, advertise your own workshops, tell us about your exhibitions and events, share your photos, and add yourself to our Photographer’s Directory.
We Don’t Discriminate: whether you have a point-and-shoot, a DSLR, a Polaroid camera, or a smart phone camera – you are welcome to share your work on our social media channels and come along on our walks.
You Never Stop Learning: you can pick up interesting ideas from the articles our admin and members post to our Facebook Group wall, and from other people on the photo walks. Here it’s not unusual to hear spirited discussions about the various pros and cons of different cameras, editing software, filters, and other equipment.
Your 5 Minutes of Fame: the winners of our monthly Photo Walks are featured in a special interview blog post (VPW Member Spotlight) on our homepage, which is then shared to our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and Instagram.
Networking & Collaboration: are you the admin of another photography association, a business, or an artist/professional photographer, and would you like to collaborate with VPW on an event or project? Please email us – we’re always open to new ideas!