Bird Photography Workshop in Switzerland

Discover a perfect habitat for bird photography which also allows for easy photographer access. This overnight trip will take you across Switzerland to the French-speaking part.

Date

04.04-05.04.2020

Time

10:30 - 17:00

Duration

Two full days

Weekday

Saturday & Sunday

Price

CHF 420.00

Location

Zurich HB pick up

Language

English & Deutsch

Group Size

5 - 10

Registration end: March 25, 2020

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn important settings to capture sharper, more dynamic photos of birds in the wild.
  • Get composition ideas from an experienced wildlife photographer.
  • Practice capturing action photos of birds in flight.
  • Experience an interesting new location and discover the amazing world of wildlife photography!

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Open to all skill levels. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 series are recommended.

 

EQUIPMENT

You will need to bring your own camera and telephoto lens to this outing. We recommend a dSLR or a mirrorless type camera, but the most important factor is that your lens is capable to zoom in close. Some of our favourite lenses are the 300mm (from Olympus), the 100-400mm (from Canon) or the 80-400mm (from Nikon). Consider renting or borrowing a lens for day (before buying any new equipment). We're happy to answer questions about the benefits of one lens over the other. A monopod can be especially handy for stabilizing larger, heavier lenses.

LOCATION

Van pick up at Zurich HB, Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich.

Instructor

MATT ANDERSON

Matt Anderson is Viewfinder's lead photography instructor and is responsible for course development and for teaching a number of Viewfinder’s photography courses and workshops. Matt’s photography career began in the USA where he worked at three different daily newspapers and freelanced regularly for the Associated Press in Seattle — where he grew up. These days he regularly shoots for the Zurich-based Keystone agency and works with corporate and private clients in the Zurich area. Matt’s three passions are: exploring new places (near and far), creating impactful photographs, and helping other photographers become more creative and effective in their craft. Matt feels privileged to work in a business that combines his passions and brings him in contact with so many interesting people from all over the world. 

Student Testimonials

I loved the approach of Dagmar and Matt. I've been on several trips that have allowed me to access parts of my camera (and Switzerland) that would have otherwise passed me by. I have taken good photos and met fabulous people along the way.
Angela B.
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.
Easy going, knowledgeable instructors hosting interesting excursions. What more could I ask for?!
Jessica W.
Having participated in many events and workshops, I repeatedly enjoy Viewfinder's highly professional, friendly approach which is continuously demonstrated during each activity. Viewfinder's great team have turned every event into a memorable experience and without reservation I highly recommend them. I'm looking forward to participate in many more trips and activities with Viewfinder...
John H.

Day-Trip Information

For this weekend trip, we'll head to the French part of Switzerland and stay at a nice hotel right at our bird photography location.

Included in the price

  • Small group learning.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips and ideas.
  • Shared room accommodation.
  • Entrance into bird sanctuary.

Not included in the price

  • No meals or drinks are included in this offer.
  • Upgrade to single room accommodation for an additional CHF 75.- (subject to availability).