Viewfinder Center

Outdoor photography in focus

Zurich-based photography courses in English and German, plus adventurous photo tours around the globe.

Viewfinder Center creates fun, inspirational learning experiences and provides courses, day-trips and photo tours with the right mix of creativity, theory and hands-on practice.

Advanced Photography Study Program

Now in it’s fifth year, Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study helps goal-oriented students master a variety of high-end camera skills and shooting strategies, taking them from intermediate shooter to advanced photographer during seven units of study. 

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Student Testimonials

Instruction was direct, open and personal. My expectations were surpassed! Very much appreciated. 
I'll be back for more!
Byron B.
I did the Digital Photography 1-2-3 course and I absolutely loved it. It gave me confidence to experiment more with my camera and it helped to improve the quality of my photos. Highly recommend any course with the Viewfinder team!
Hajnalka S.
I did the advanced photography study and some other workshops. The teachers are very helpfull and you learn a lot. My photography improved a lot thanks to Viewfinder Center.
Mike B.
I had a very experience at several of the courses here. The instructors were very knowledgeable and approachable, the atmosphere was fun and engaging, and I left with some good images 👍
Roxana S.

Latest Photography News & Thoughts (Blog)

June 28, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Student Photography Exhibition — Advanced Study

Another year of Viewfinder's Advanced Photography Study concluded with a successful student exhibition at the Hallenstadion in Zurich last week! Our students came so far with their photography goals this year, and they were excited to share their experiences with event guests. They did a fantastic job proudly showing off their print portfolios, which made quite an impression on visitors to the event.
Student Photography Exhibition — Advanced Study
May 23, 2019, 6:26 p.m.


If you’re like me, you’ve probably noticed “starbursts” in other people’s photos and wondered how they created this dazzling little element in their shot. Last week I stopped wondering and I asked Matt for advice. Turns out that it’s much easier than you’d think and, aside from a tripod, you don’t need any special gear to pull it off!
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