Viewfinder Center

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Photography Courses in Zurich
Day-Trips & Photo Tours

Viewfinder Center creates fun, inspirational learning experiences and provides photography courses, photography day-trips in Zurich & Switzerland and guided photography tours with the right mix of creativity, theory and hands-on practice.


Let's kick-off 2020 with some fun at Viewfinder's annual "Glühwein Party" on January 17th, from 16:00 - 20:00. We want to say thanks to everyone who helped make 2019 a successful year and hear about your creative goals for 2020! We look forward to welcoming all friends of Viewfinder Center, but please RSVP here so we can prepare accordingly. We look forward to seeing you there!

Advanced Photography Study Program

For those looking to study photography, now in it’s sixth 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

I learned a great deal in just one day and it has fired my enthusiasm to become more than just a hobby photographer. Great fun and very inspiring.
Rod T.
Just completed the 10 day Viewfinder trip to Costa Rica! The trip ran like a Swiss watch, and the opportunities for great photography were mind boggling! Both Matt and Dagmar provide great instruction, and look after you with enthusiasm. Highly recommended!!!
Tim L.
What a great day today!!! You must hear this at the end of each course, but really, it was amazing. I didn't expect to go through so much information and so many things which until now were always so vague and unclear. Now it all makes sense.
Giorgina D.L.
I have attended several of Viewfinder Center's courses over the years and found them excellent. Matt and Dagmar plan them well and they have always met my expectations. The free element they throw in is the group of interesting people that are there.
Raju V.

Latest Photography News & Thoughts (Blog)

Sept. 11, 2019, 10:08 a.m.

Erwin Windmüller

Over the next few months, we'll be profiling our photography instructors and it's our pleasure to start with Erwin Windmüller. For those who haven't met him already, Erwin has been working with us since 2017 and brings his deep knowledge of portraiture and fashion photography into the fold at Viewfinder. Erwin's photographic career has taken him around the globe and he's photographed many of the world's best and brightest over the course of his nearly 50 year career as a professional photographer.
Erwin Windmüller
June 28, 2019, 2:23 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
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