Landscape Photography Graubünden

Stunning alpine Landscapes, Astro- & Macro Photography at Segnesboden – Crestasee – Ruinaulta

Date

30.08 - 01.09.2019

Time

09:00 - 18:00

Duration

Three full days

Weekday

Friday - Sunday

Price

CHF 1195.00

Location

Zurich HB pick up

Language

English & Deutsch

Group Size

5 - 10

Registration end: July 29, 2019

WORKSHOP OBJECTVES

  • Stunning landscape & panorama scenes. 
  • Night-time star photography.
  • Mysterious long exposure effects.
  • Impressive macro subjects and much more.
  • Accommodations just a short walking distance from picturesque locations.
  • Guidance on intermediate & advanced landscape photography techniques.
  • Usage of long-exposure and graduated filters.
  • Usage of special panoramic tripod equipment. 
  • Feedback on your images.
  • Tips on tuning up your photos in Adobe Lightroom.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

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

EQUIPMENT

You'll benefit the most from this landscape workshop if you'll bring a wide angle and/or a medium lenght lens with you. A tripod is especially handy for sunset and sunrise photography, and is necessary if you'd like to play with filters and experiment with some long-exposure photography or astro-photography technique. A flashlight will become handy for astro-photography. If you own a macro lens, reflectors or a bean bag you'll be covered when we play with macro subjects. Comfortable and sturdy hiking boots and hiking clothes are important as you'll be hikingto the Segneshütte and to reach verious shooting locations. A warm jacket, warm hat and gloves are essential for staying comfortable while waiting for the sun to rise around 2000 meters elevation.

LOCATION

Pick up at 09:00 at Zurich main train station, Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich.

Instructors

MIKE BISSIG

Mike Bissig feels at home while photographying in the Swiss Alps. Although he lives near Zurich, he spends much of his free time in the alpine region of Uri, base camping at his family's rural farm house in Urnerboden. As a Swiss adventure and lifestyle photographer he concentrates mainly on shooting for the outdoor industry. His photographs of athletes and outdoor enthusiasts get used by companies like Mammut, the Swiss Alpine Club and various tourism agencies. Mike is able to draw on his extensive mountaineering and athletic experience for his outdoor project and adventure tours both at home and abroad, showing Viewfinder students how to get great shots in spite of stormy weather.

MATT ANDERSON

Matt Anderson is the principle instructor and director at the Viewfinder Center. Matt has been living in Switzerland since 2008. His photography career began sixteen years ago while studying journalism in the United States. As a daily newspaper photographer he acquired a broad base of photography skills and found himself shooting all manner of subjects from sports and news events to portraits and feature assignments. Working as a regular freelancer for the Associated Press, he learned some important lessons about shooting under pressure. These days he balances a busy teaching schedule with photography projects for commercial clients in the Zurich area. Matt’s work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association (USA), and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. 

Workshop Information

This three-day photography workshop takes place in an amazing world heritage site found in the hills of Switzerland's rugged Graubünden region. You will sharpen your landscape photography skills and learn advanced astro- and macrophotography techniques with expert guidance throughout the workshop weekend. 

Included in the price

  • Transportation from pick up and drop off location at Zurich HB.
  • One night accommodation in mountain hut and one night at a three-star hotel.
  • Breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, packed lunches on Saturday & Sunday and dinner on Friday.
  • Free welcome-drink on arrival at three-star hotel.
  • Free WLAN at three-star hotel.
  • Chair lift and gondola ride (return ticket).
  • Photography field lessons, personal camera assistance from Matt Anderson & Mike Bissig.
  • Various handouts documenting the relevant camera settings and creative tips and ideas.

Not included in the price

  • All beverages, with or without alcohol and special snacks ordered between meals.
  • Individually packed lunch on Friday for the drive up to Graubünden & dinner on Saturday night.
  • Insurance
  • Room up-grades, if available

FURTHER DETAILS

  • This workshop is well suited to beginner & intermediate photographers. If you're not yet familiar with the basics of shutter speed, aperture & ISO, we'd recommend joining our  before attending this workshop.
  • Participants will spend the 1st night at a renovated mountain hut in shared, four single-bed rooms (typical hut-style sleeping arrangments). There is a shared shower and toilet on the same floor. The 2nd night is at at a hotel in Flims, in a double room (shower/toilet en-suite) with a possibility of upgrading to single room (if available).
  • Room upgrade on request for an additional CHF 30.- per person (only possible for the 2nd night). 
  • Guests should be equipped with sturdy hiking boots, rain gear and a backpack for carrying all camera equipment, personal items, a water bottle, snacks, etc. Participants will carry all personal belongings to and from the hut. Suitcases and duffel bags are not appropriate.
  • This event takes place rain or shine. Photography objectives are weather dependent and may change at the instructor's discretion. 
  • This workshop involves hiking (around 5 km from gondola to hut on Saturday & back down on Sunday).

I'VE COMPLETED THIS WORKSHOP. WHAT'S NEXT?

Participants who completed this course also signed up for the Advanced Photography Study, the Lightroom Beginner's Course or joined us on various Day-Trips!