Digital Photography 3

Discover the hidden capabilities of your autofocus system, learn how to interpret your histogram and practice with interesting motion techniques.




10:00 – 16:30


6.5 hours




CHF 299.00


Viewfinder Center



Group Size

4 - 9

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Registration end: Sept. 20, 2019


  • Understand meaning of "creatively correct".
  • Understand your camera's histogram.
  • Interpreting tones & contrast in the scene.
  • Understand how autofocus works.
  • Choosing autofocus points & groups.
  • Panning for creative motion effects.
  • Choosing between zoom & fixed lenses.


Our Digital Photography 1-2-3 is a beginners course and is open to anyone. If you are just starting your photography journey we recommend that you start here. The three different sessions are designed to build on each other as students progress.


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. If you own a 50mm ("standard lens") please bring it with. We have several 50mm lenses for Nikon and Canon cameras which you are welcome to use during the course. Please be sure to charge your camera's battery and don't forget to bring a memory card with you.
*NOTE: If you currently do not own a camera, we are happy to loan you one for the course.


Viewfinder Center, Stampfenbachstr. 157, 8006 Zürich




Erwin Windmüller's photographic career has taken him around the globe and introduced him to many of the world’s best and brightest. After cutting his teeth as an agency photographer in Zurich, he moved on to photograph for the biggest brands in fashion, living in Paris and New York for more than 20 years before returning to his home country of Switzerland. In addition to photographing for Vogue, Elle, GQ, L’Oreal, and Yves Saint Laurent, Erwin is the principle photographer for Swiss Universe (1st and business class magazine for Swiss airlines). A powerhouse of energy and creativity, Erwin is as approachable and thoughtful as he is enthusiastic for the craft of photography.

Student Testimonials

That was perfect! Looking forward to the next courses. I registered for Digital Photography 1-2-3 and I’m planning to attend more courses. I will definitely recommend Viewfinder Center to a friend who is also seeking to improve her skills.
Fabienne G.
Thanks for a fantastic class! I can't believe how much I was able to learn during the day and how these new ideas have completely changed my approach to taking pictures.
Jack M.
What a great day today!!! You must hear this at the end of each course, but really, it was amazing. I didn't expect to go through so much information and so many things which until now were always so vague and unclear. Now it all makes sense.
Giorgina D.L.
Excellent course. Clear, with a good mix of theory and practice. Covered a wide range of topics but to a good depth as well. Really enjoyed it!
Steve W.

Course Information

The Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course is a mix of theory presentation, short in-class exercises and afternoon shooting assignements. These courses are always fun and cmpletely free of "photo-snobbery." The course instructor is a professional photographer and experienced photography teacher who enjoys working with beginners.

Included in the price

  • Small group learning.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings and creative tips and ideas.
  • Coffee/tea and water provided.

Not included in the price

  • Lunch is not provided. There are restaurant options near by.