30.08 - 01.09.2019
09:00 - 18:00
Three full days
Friday - Sunday
Zurich HB pick up
English & Deutsch
5 - 10
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.
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.
Pick up at 09:00 at Zurich main train station, Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich.
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 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.
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.