Sports Photography - Fencing

Learn how to take powerful sports photography photos while having special access during an indoor kids fencing contest!




09:30 - 17:00


7.5 hours




CHF 215.00


Zurich HB pick up



Group Size

4 - 8

Registration end: Sept. 3, 2020


  • Learn how to take powerful fencing sports photos.
  • Understand key autofocus settings for moving subjects.
  • Know how to choose a shutter speed for freezing or showing movement.
  • Practice dealing with difficult backgrounds & tricky indoor lighting situations.
  • Learn which shooting– & drive mode settings work best.
  • Composition tips and much more!


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



We recommend any "system camera" which has a changeable lens (such as those from Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Nikon or Canon). We are “brand-agnostic” at Viewfinder, so any camera brand is just fine. A wide to medium zoom lenses, such as 24-70mm or 18-55mm will come in handy when the action is close. Longer zooms, such as 24-120mm or 70-200mm are great for tighter shots when shooting from a distance. Please be sure to charge your camera's battery and don't forget to bring a memory card with you. For this outing, flash is not allowed!


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



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

Instruction was direct, open and personal. My expectations were surpassed! Very much appreciated. 
I'll be back for more!
Byron B.
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.
great experience. any time again
Fabian W.

Day-Trip Information

Upon arriving at our destination, the instructor will present some tips on compostion and camera settings before we start taking pictures. Fencing is a sport which is all about attack and defense, action and reaction and technique and tactics. Our event contact will explain some of the sports key values ​​such as ability, fairness, discipline, speed and skill.


  • Van transportation provided by Viewfinder Center. 
  • Small group learning.
  • Short field lesson explaining creative & technical strategies.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting relevant camera settings & creative tips and ideas.
  • Water

Not included in the price

  • Transportation to and from pick up location (Zurich HB).
  • Lunch (there's a food stand available).