Abstract Photography - Oil in Water

Shake off the grey with a creative dash of colourful abstract still life photography.




19:00 - 22:00


3 hours




CHF 199.00


Zollikon Studio



Group Size

4 - 6

Registration end: Nov. 17, 2020


  • Tips on using simple household materials to make colourful, expressive images.
  • Technical assistance with close up (macro) photography equipment and tips on simple lighting solutions.
  • Small group to provide adequate assistance to each participant.


The Abstract Photography Workshop is open to anyone. Beginner and advanced photographers will find this interesting!


You will need to bring your own camera and macro lens to this course. We recommend dSLR or mirrorless type cameras, but the most important factor is that your lens is capable of true "close-up" focusing. A 100mm macro lens would be perfect. That said, any macro lens will do and you may want to take this course before buying any new equipment.


Viewfinder Center (Photo Studio), Dachslerenstrasse 10, 8702 Zollikon.



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.

Workshop Information

In this workshop we focus on getting creative with simple household materials but the results are anything but normal! Learn how you can achieve amazingly colorful effects with inexpensive closeup equipment and a simple setup. With a little know-how and a dash of inspiration, you'll be creating pictures in this evening workshop that you never thought possible!

Included in the price

  • Group instruction on the strategies and inspiration for these creative effects.
  • Personal support from instructor to help you figure out macro photography settings and lighting.
  • Coffee/tea and water provided.

Not included in the price

  • Dinner is not provided. We ask participants to have dinner before arriving at the course.