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Vienna Photography Workshops

Vienna Photography Workshops

Vienna Photography Workshops

ONE – ON – ONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS IN VIENNA
SUMMER 2022

I have been asked to give photography workshops in the past, but due to a heavy travel schedule, it has never been possible. 

Now that the weather is nice and we can shoot outdoors without freezing, the COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted, I decided to finally give One to One Photography Workshops to anyone interested. 

MY PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY

Yes! It was a journey that started in 2013. It took me years to understand photography and colour correction. How the colours work together. The brightness, the shadows, the contrast. Now I look back in the photos I was taking in 2015 and I cringe.

After so much practise, I can see the improvement. I feel like I reached a point where I am happy with my photos and companies pay me for the skill that I developed. I feel ready to spread the knowledge I have gained through experience in the last 9 years. 

THE PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WILL CONSIST OF 2 SESSIONS IN 2 DIFFERENT DAYS

DAY 1: A fun shooting day

The goal of this session is to learn how to shoot manual.

We meet at Wunderladen cafe behind Karlskirche (coffee is on me) where we get to know each other. After theory, it comes practice. We go out and shoot. Because this is how the pro photographers shoot and this is how you can take beautiful pictures. 

DAY 2: The editing day

The goal of this session is to learn editing using a professional software.

We meet at Wunderladen cafe behind Karlskirche and we edit the photos that we took together in Lightroom. I show you the way I edit photos and how I make my photos look like this. I also offer you my 15 favourite presets. In this meeting, I will bring my laptop, and if you’d like you can also bring yours. 

In DAY 2 you’ll learn:
  • how to edit photos on LR and other tips and tricks, such as
  • how to take self portraits (not just selfies)
  • how to duplicate your self in photos
  • how to easily remove unwanted lines or objects from your photos without using Photoshop
  • how to split a horizontal photo in two pieces and post it as one on Instagram
  • AND you get my 15 favourite presets that I use everyday for free

DURATION OF EACH SESSION

I book in my calendar the whole day for you. But I am not able to know in advance how many hours each session will last. My aim is that these sessions are relaxing and enjoyable for you, without any stress of time. We end the session when we feel that you gained the knowledge that you wanted and we feel we reached the goal of the session.

REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIALS

No previous experience is required. In terms of equipment, you will need a camera (any DSLR or mirrorless camera). Just in case you don’t have one, we can use mine. 

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning or improving photography. So, If you feel like you lack in the above things that I described and you feel the wish to improve, then maybe this workshop is for you.

HOW TO BOOK

Please email silia@theviennesegirl.com and let me know which 2 dates are good for you. It would be also nice that you say a few things about your current photography status and which are the goals that you’d like to achieve.

TUITION FEE: 400€ incl. tax (an invoice will be provided via email)

200€ for any extra person. 

This is not an online workshop.

Looking forward to your emails! 

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Setagaya Park

Setagaya Park
Setagaya Park
 
Setagaya Park

We visited Setagaya Park the other day. A small, tranquil Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna’s 19th district.

These are my photos.

Setagaya Park
Setagaya Park
 

We couldn’t help photographing the blossoming sakuras.

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Setagaya Park

Setagaya Park
Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna
 

I haven’t been to Japan but I am dying to go…

Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna
Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna
 

Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna

In Vienna we are lucky to have beautiful flowers and trees that blossom every April. You just have to know where to find them…

Setagaya Park is one of these places where you can find them!

Japanese garden with a fish pond & cherry blossoms in Vienna

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

A Vienna Perfect ApartmentA Vienna Perfect Apartment

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an atmosphere of historic splendor you won’t find anywhere else. Fortunately, it’s also very affordable to live there, as long as you know where to look. 

A Vienna Perfect Apartment

How to find an apartment in Vienna

Finding a Vienna Perfect Apartment can be quite the challenge, especially if you don’t speak German and have never done it before.

This guide has tips on how to find an apartment in Vienna, no matter how short or long of a stay you’re planning on making in the city. Check out these seven tips for finding an apartment in Vienna, and you’ll be ready to sign your first rental contract in no time!

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

Tip 1: Start early and do your research

Start early and do your research to find the right price range. Beware of tourist traps where you might be paying a premium for an apartment that is not as nice as it seems.

Make sure to check out multiple apartments in different neighbourhoods to make sure you find the one that’s right for you.

Tip 2: Narrow down your choices

When you’re looking for an apartment in a new city, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the choices. To make your search more manageable, start by narrowing down your options. Consider factors like budget, location, and whether you need a furnished or unfurnished place. Once you have a better idea of what you’re looking for, you can start scouring listings.

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A Vienna Perfect Apartment

Tip 3: Know what you can afford

All cities have neighborhoods that are more expensive than others. If you want to live in a certain neighborhood, you’ll need to know your limits. Look at recent sales of comparable properties and calculate rental price per square foot for those same areas. To get started with your search, set a price limit and start looking for apartments within that budget.

Tip 4: Don’t rush into things

Wait until you find a neighborhood and apartment that seems like a good fit before making an offer. Waiting longer to start negotiations can actually make your rent go down—real estate agents, just like any other seller, are motivated by competition.

Tip 5: Check The Neighbourhood and get to know The Area

What are the schools like? What’s the crime rate? Is there a grocery store nearby? These are just some of the questions you should be asking. One of the most important things is to make sure that your apartment is safe. You should also find out if there are any upcoming events in the area, like construction or festivals, which could interfere with your daily life.

Beautiful interior design photos
Beautiful interior design photos
 
Tip 6: Prepare yourself for disappointment

If you have your heart set on a particular neighborhood, and the prices are higher than you anticipated, be willing to expand your search. You may not find what you’re looking for in the neighbourhood you thought it would be in, but there is a chance that you will.

The market fluctuates from day to day and month to month so chances are if you wait long enough something might come up.

Tip 7:  Visit Properties. When/if you find the One, jump on it!

Visit properties in person to see what they are like, make an offer quickly and be prepared to compromise. If a landlord agrees to your offer, ask for a rent reduction if there are any damages that need repair before moving in. Make sure that you have money saved up in case of emergency and don’t forget to read the contract carefully before signing!

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Beautiful interior design photos

Unfortunately the apartment in the above photos is not my apartment in Vienna … but what a great decor, right? And how lovely I had the chance to see it with my own eyes AND I was allowed to take some photos that I can share with you on The Viennese Girl blog.

This could be the deco of a small design boutique hotel, but nope..it’s the deco of a Vienna Perfect Apartment!

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Vienna coffee houses

Top Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses

In this blog post, I am happy to share a few Vienna travel tips. Please keep in mind that we can also discover Vienna together! How? Let me be your Vienna photographer! Book me for a photo session in Vienna. 

Expect a relaxed vibe that feels like exploring Vienna with a friend. We can meet in Albertinaplatz and begin our photo session from there. There are countless photo spots in Vienna city centre that I would love to show you. I am happy to suggest the most photogenic locations, but I also remain flexible in case you have a specific wish. Find more info about our Vienna Photo session here.

Vienna coffee houses
Best Vienna coffee houses
 
Vienna coffee houses: Balthasar

If you’d like to have an excellent coffee in a stylish café, Balthasar is the place for you. Its spacious, minimalist interior offers five round tables at the windows, at which one can work or chat unbothered by the other guests. When they’re taken, no need to worry – there are still seats at the communal tables! And in the summer you can also sit outside or order a take-away coffee and go for a walk at the nearby Danube Canal. Don’t forget to try their pastries, though. They are finger-licking good!

Supersense vienna

Supersense vienna

Supersense vienna

Vienna coffee houses: Supersense

Supersense was opened as a small café in an analog concept store and has been expanding ever since. No wonder, as it stuns its visitors from the very moment they open the velvet curtain at the entrance. High ceilings with golden, floral ornaments and huge palace windows remind of the old times while the interior design is a mixture of the last few decades and the most modern style. It’s easy to notice the love to detail, especially when it comes to coffee – it’s served on a wooden plate, accompanied by a glass of water with a colorful bottom. For the hungry ones, there’s also a selection of breakfast and lunch options. Supersense’s atmosphere is truly exceptional and should be on any coffee lover’s list.

Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses
Vienna coffee houses
 

Vienna coffee houses

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Vienna coffee houses

Vienna coffee houses: Burggasse 24

If there’s any ultimate Neubau place, it’s Burggasse 24. Every piece of furniture in this cozy café in the back of a second-hand shop is different, yet goes well with its artsy vibe and laid-back atmosphere. Here, you can sit on one of the colorful couches or chairs, sip on a great cup of coffee and look at the fireplace; or at yourself, as there are mirrors on every wall. The omnipresent abundance of plants completes the picture. Apart from coffee, breakfast and drinks are served. A true hygge experience in Vienna

Text by Kasia Makusz

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Vienna Design District

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Vienna Design District

This is not my typical blog post. It’s not a travel-oriented one. Rather, it has to do with a great experience that I had last week in Vienna. 

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First of all, let me tell you this. I never had the need for a car in Vienna because I travel so much. I am not in Vienna very often, and when I am, I work from home and I walk a lot. Turns out, I don’t know a lot about the car industry.

Kodo Design Philosophy

For this reason, I was very excited at the opportunity to attend the Vienna Design District event last week in collaboration with Mazda Austria. This experience gave me an insight into the car industry and allowed me to learn more about their Kodo Design Philosophy and about the process of overcoming the challenges Kodo poses to the designers and the clay modellers.

Kodo means soul of motion

Kodo aims to capture energy in motion, even when standing still, infusing the vitality of living creatures into products that are exciting and inspiring, yet also warm and inviting. 

the viennese girl travel lifestyle blog Vienna Austria

I spent the entire day with the team of Mazda Austria and their guests. We kicked off the experience with a briefing of the topic “How Mazda designs”. The event took place in Saal der Laabstelle.

Clay is for Mazda the perfect material to convey the emotion and detail that Mazda wants to put into the surfaces of its vehicles. A clay modeller said a few words about his work and I had the chance to be, with his help, a clay modeller for a moment.

the viennese girl travel lifestyle blog Vienna Austria

What I took with me from this experience was that I realized how much work goes behind creating a car. It all begins with a vision and a philosophy, that is followed by intense debate between the clay modellers and the exterior designers until the design is finalised down to the last detail. 

The craftsmanship consists of four steps: design with clay, create with metal, perfect with paint and finesse the fabrications. 

Vienna Design District

Later on, we all had lunch at the Laabstelle restaurant, followed by an Insta-Walk through Vienna’s first district.

Afterwards, we had an Insta-Drive with the new Mazda3. All the photos that you see in this blog post were taken during that day. 

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

Vienna Design District

We ended the day at the Vienna Design District event, which took place at Hofburg. The Vienna Design District event was a three day event and it was the biggest Design-Event of the year.

Hofburg was transformed into a huge showroom where local and international brands presented designs, each one from a different perspective. It’s no wonder why Vienna remains the world’s most live-able city and it has also been elected as the world’s smartest city this year. 

Vienna Design District

I was very happy to be a guest of Mazda Austria. Thank you for having me! 

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Disclaimer: In collaboration with Mazda Austria 

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