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In collaboration with BIPA

Photography: Tony Gigov

Through this blog, last year I managed to achieve things that I had imagined only in my wildest dreams. Some of those things include winning the travel contest and flying to Miami with Austrian Airlines and Chanel asking me to take photos inside the new boutique in Graben. Besides, I was invited to UK, Slovenia, Greece, Germany and to some beautiful parts of the Austrian countryside. All those collaborations, press trips and invitations to events made me feel over the moon and made 2015 extraordinary. Having the chance to collaborate with so many prestigious successful companies is mind-blowing and I wish that 2016 will bring more of it.

This time Bipa asks what my intentions are. What do I intend to do in 2016? I kept it to myself for a long time, elaborating on it in my mind and I think it’s time to reveal my inner thoughts. I want to work as a fashion/travel/product photographer (blame it on Instagram). Two years ago, when I started this blog, I was taking photos with my mobile phone because that is all I had. I soon realized that investing money in a DSRL camera was more than necessary so I bought my first Canon Eos 700D as a Xmas present to myself. After one year, I realized that I need an upgrade and sold my Canon eos 700 D to buy a full frame camera, so I got the Canon Eos 6D. Now I really need to upgrade my computer because after 5 years of use, I still wonder how it’s still alive.

All those past years, I didn’t stop to learn. Photographers are like teachers and doctors, they never stop to learn. It’s a non stop learning process. Maybe I should write what I’ve learned during the process in another blog post.

Some words for this blog post. We wanted to create a story of a girl who does a photo shooting in the center of Vienna. When the photo shooting is wrapped up, that girl goes for shopping, buys some flowers, takes the tram and returns home. The outfit should be comfortable, yet elegant. Comfortable black loafers and dark blue pants. You can look elegant, while you are taking photos.

To sum it up:

In 2016, I want to work. I want to make my photography portfolio and an online shop. I want to improve my photography skills (it’s going to be a battle). I only want to do things that I love. I want to change my personal style (because I can’t forget that day when a friend of mine told me that it’s conservative). And of course, I want to travel more because during all those cold nights in my little Viennese room I can’t help but dreaming of exotic beaches and crystal waters some where in Bali or in Morocco. I want to be carefree (not so realistic but I want it). Use the hashtag #ichhabwasvor to find out more.

How exactly will all this happen? I think it will happen with a lot of work, persistence, consistency, a lot of luck and support from people who love The Viennese Girl blog like I do, support from my readers and Instagram friends. I keep saying to myself: New Year, new opportunities and this is exactly how I want to envision it, in a very optimistic state of mind.

I will end this post asking you this question: How do you envision your 2016? #ichhabwasvor

  • Vanilla Holica

    So so beautiful pictures 🙂

    Ich habe mir vorgenommen mehr auf mich zu schauen und mir mehr Auszeit zu nehmen 🙂

    Liebe Grüße,
    Vivi <3
    vanillaholica.com

    • Welcome to The Viennese Girl blog Vivien…balance is important, alle mit Maß 🙂

  • Lukas Elias Winkler

    I love the pictures 🙂 Very beautiful post !!!

  • Lots of success with your plans for 2016, Viennese Girl! I will for sure follow you because I like your photographic style. And about your style overall, I don’t find it conservative, I think it fits your personality and that’s the most important thing! All the best, Laura

  • cherryberry808

    I love your personal style but am excited to see how you transform it in 2016. Thank you for liking for liking my Instagram pics of Vienna, you made my 2015. I fell in love with Vienna! I too want to do only things I love and hope I can start building the courage to do just that in 2016. Mahalo and aloha!

  • Lutz

    Silia, are you happy with the Canon 6D and what lens(es) do you use for your stuff?

    • Hello Lutz, yes I am happy. My dream is the 5D mark III but EOS 6D is also very good. The lenses I use is 50mm 1.4 : )