Seleger Moor Photography

Just over the hill from Lake Zurich lies an interesting playground for photography subjects. It's forest, marshes and gardens offer endless subject matter for honing your nature photography skills.

Date

06.06.2020

Time

09:00 - 16:00

Duration

7 hours

Weekday

Saturday

Price

CHF 220.00

Location

Zurich HB pick up

Language

English & Deutsch

Group Size

4 - 10

Registration end: June 4, 2020

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn how to create impactful photos of flowers and small subjects such as frogs, dragon flies, birds, etc.
  • Learn special focusing techniques for macro photography.
  • Understand which settings make the most sense for close up shots.
  • Get creative and discover the amazing world of nature 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

We recommend a dSLR or a mirrorless type camera. Some of our favourite lenses are the 60mm macro and the 40-150mm (from Olympus) the 100mm macro and the 28-300 (from Canon) or the 105mm macro and the  70-200mm (from Nikon) but any lens will do. The most important factor is that your lens is capable of true "close-up" focusing. Consider renting a lens for day (before buying any new equipment). We are happy to answer your questions about the benefits of one lens over the other. A tripod and/or a bean bag can be especially handy for stabilizing the camera. A sit pad can be useful for making yourself comfortable as you work close to the ground.

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 have completed many courses with Viewfinder Center, and my expectations have constantly been exceeded. I have really enjoyed every single course, always learning much more than I was expecting. Matt is really an excellent and engaging teacher, with a very pragmatic approach - explaining the theory in a very pragmatic way combined with a lot of exercises. Always time for questions and individual support for all participants. Dagmar and Matt are also great at creating a very welcoming and open atmosphere - the time always flies by! Learning a lot and really enjoying it! I definitely recommend Viewfinder Center, e.g. starting with the Digital photography 1-2-3 course. This was the first course I took and exactly what I was looking for to move from using automatic to manual.
Aricia D.
Great course and a fun creative exchange. From my experience, I can only recommend others to visit Viewfinder and experience it themselves.
Nadia E.
Albeit a rather soggy visit to Seleger Moor, I had a great time and met a great bunch of people. Matt and Dagmar, well done for organizing a great day out.
Tanya F.

Day-Trip Information

This day-trip to a nearby park gives a great opportunity to practice on a variety of nature subjects. At our shooting location, you will be surrounded by impressive gardens and beautiful ponds. It's a great place to focus on your creativity, clear your mind and learn some valuble tips. We'll give you a pinch of theory and a dash of technical preparation, just to get you moving. You'll be amazed at your ability to capture interesting compositions of amphibians, flowers, insects, and more!

Included in the price

  • Van transfer to shooting location and back to Zurich HB.
  • Park entrance fee.
  • Small group learning.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips and ideas.

Not included in the price

  • Lunch is not provided. We'll pause for lunch around 11:30 and grab a quick bite from the informal self-serve restaurant at the park. Lunch is purchased individually and not covered by the registration fee.