JUNE 2017: Portrait Photography for Beginners with Cliff Capatais (PixelComa)

As a hobby-snapper, it’s not every day that you have the luxury of finding yourself shooting in a real studio full of professional equipment, with a professional model, while a professional photographer shows you the ropes. In fact, for almost every one of us, this was a first-time experience.

We were incredibly lucky to have Cliff Capatais of PixelComa generously share his studio, time, and wisdom with us this week at his “Portrait Photography for Beginners” workshop.

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Why I Shoot Film

Why I Shoot Film
by Michelle Mock

I shot film on my dad’s old camera when I was a kid; shot film on those disposable Kodak cameras when I was a teen, and by the time I went to college I had embraced digital in the form of a point and shoot Panasonic camera. I saw (what I thought at the time was) the death of film and was an idealist in the sense that I thought technology could only make our lives better. I upgraded from an old Nokia phone to an iPhone, joined Facebook when you had to have a .edu email address to join, and was one of the first users of Twitter. From my point of view, technology made everything better, communication got better, service became faster, and products made my life easier.

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APRIL 2017 Servitenviertel Photo Contest: THE WINNERS

Exploring Vienna, One Grätzl At A Time

Inspired by our most recent walk with METROPOLE Magazine, exploring the St. Ulrich Grätzl of Vienna, we decided to do a similar thing this month: think small, and look closely. The Servitenviertel, a lovely area in Vienna’s 9th District, with its palaces, lakes, wee shops and cute coffee houses was a perfect place for last month’s photo walk, carried out in cooperation with the local expat organisation, Vienna Expats.

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December 2016 Christmas in Hirschstetten Photo Contest: The Winners

Because ‘Tis The Season

The end of the year had crept up on us very quickly, and there’s a lot to look back on, and even more to be grateful for. April 2016 is when I started running Vienna Photo Walk, and we managed 12 photo walks in 9 months – thank you to everyone who came along to the walks, sent in their work, took part in the interviews, sent in their votes, sent in ideas, helped promote us, and generally expressed interest in VPW. It’s a wonderful creative outlet for many of us, and a chance to enjoy our hobby with other like-minded people, so thank you for your unwavering positivity and enthusiasm!

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