Photonexus Photowalk Vienna // Pixelpower Weekend 2016
“I want to test what my new camera can do at night?” was basically the starting idea for our photowalk in Vienna but in the end it was far more then just a simple tech test.
The Pixelpower photo conference was an event I was really looking forward and it started quite early on a saturday morning, not super early but when you arrive from another city not really nearby, we would have to get up before dawn.
So Franz Foto Rauch and I decided to prolong this photo weekend and go to Vienna on friday. I was the one responsible for the model recruit. I spread the information via Facebook and also Instagram but the response I got was quite strange. Around 80 likes on Facebook but hardly any messages where people showed real interest. This was quite new to me anad I’m still not really able to know how to deal with this impression to have another result for future projects.
But there was our pretty little Marlin. A gorgeous red head, cool photographer and most of all relying and super funny girl. I knew her from other photo meetings and were super happy about her will to join us. We picked her up near Vienna and went off to the city center where 2 other friends joined us.
Franz got the new Nikon D5 but since I’m a Canon girl I’ll not try to impress you with some fancy technical details I just looked up on the internet. Ask aunt google if you want more information ;)
We waited till the sun was gone and walked to a nice place near Museumsquartier where there was nice light sources. The goal was to create a lovely atmosphere using lamps, lanterns and all sorts of urban glows. This worked pretty well because of the super nice sensor of the D5. I would never get it, not because of the Canon-Nikon-Vendetta thing, but because I’m a poor student and would have to sell my virginity to be able to afford it. Never the less I have to admit that the results were stunning.
It was cool to see how every little light bulb changed the setting of the photos and sometimes we had to take a break because of a bycicle passing by with a “too bright” frontlight. Seriously? We were in the middle of the night in a mostly dark park and I felt my heart crying a bit because all my camera could capture at this light conditions would have been grains or shades only.