Landscape Photography – Valais

Capture impressive Swiss landscapes in one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Visit two amazing locations on this three-day photography tour.

Location

Valais

Duration

3 days

Group Size

5 - 8 people

Skill level

Intermediate

There are no courses planned at the moment but please get in touch with us to check.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore two great locations, shooting beautiful fall foliage, majestic rivers and charming mountain huts amidst world-class mountain scenery in Switzerland's Valais region.
  • Sunrise and sunset photography opportunities.
  • Panorama photography tips and (weather permitting) astrophotography opportunities.
  • Expert guidance from Matt Anderson, who has photographed in both locations before.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Open to intermediate and advanced photographers. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular 1-2-3 Digital Photography Course are recommended but not required.

 

EQUIPMENT

You'll benefit the most from this landscape workshop if you'll bring a wide angle and/or a medium length lens with you. A tripod is especially handy for sunset and sunrise photography. Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots and hiking clothes are important as you'll be hiking to various shooting locations. A warm jacket, warm hat and gloves are essential for staying comfortable while waiting for the sun to rise at higher elevations in October. Please see details below in "Further Details" regarding fitness level.

LOCATION

Rendezvous at 9:00 at the Zurich HB pickup spot. From here van transport is provided by Viewfinder Center. We are happy to make a pickup stop in Bern if that's more convenient. Alternatively, meet us directly in Valais. Address provided in confirmation email.

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.

Workshop Information

This weekend landscape photography workshop takes place in one of the most beautiful corner of the Swiss Alps. The alpine scenery in Valais is world-class and to see the lanscape change color in Autumn is a special experience. Join this tour to stoke your inspiration and capture some of Switzerland's most stunning alpine scenery.

Included in the price

  • Van transportation from/to the rendezvous location at either Zurich HB and/or Bern HB.
  • Small group workshop with individual attention from the instructor.
  • One night single room accommodation in a three-star mountain hotel, shared accommodation on second night.
  • Breakfast included on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Photography field lessons & handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips & ideas.

Not included in the price

  • All beverages, with or without alcohol and special snacks ordered between meals.
  • Lunches and dinners throughout the tour.
  • Single room supplements for second night's accomodation (first come, first served).
  • Train tickes or other transportation costs to/from the pickup locations.

FURTHER DETAILS

  • Hiking fitness required. Participants should be able to hike a total of 5 km per day with 300 - 600 meters elevation gain.
  • Guests should be equipped with sturdy hiking boots, rain gear, and a backpack for carrying camera gear, a packed lunch, extra clothing items, a water bottle, etc. Please take these recommendations seriously.
  • This event takes place rain or shine. Photography objectives may change according to weather conditions.