09:30 - 15:30
Sihlwald train station
English & Deutsch
4 - 9
Open to all skill levels. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course are recommended.
You will need to bring your own camera and macro lens to this outing. We recommend a dSLR or a mirrorless type camera, but the most important factor is that your lens is capable of true "close-up" focusing. Some of our favourite lenses are the 100mm macro (from Canon) or the 105mm macro (from Nikon) but any macro lens will do. Consider renting a lens for day (before buying any new equipment). Your instructor can answer 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 on the forest floor.
Rendezvous location is the Sihlwald train station.
Susanne Venditti picked up her first camera 30 years ago and has never looked back. The switch to digital photography allowed her to push her creativity further and intensified her desire to produce more images. Susanne grew up in Kanton Valais, here in Switzerland – which helps explain her fascination with nature subjects. Macro photography is Susanne’s biggest passion and she takes pleasure photographing the details that others miss. Her enthusiasm for nature is infectious and fun and she helps students find amazing compositions where others wouldn’t think to look.
For many photographers, the world of macro photography is uncharted terrain. Surprising subjects and interesting compositions are often waiting to be found – right under your tripod! With a bit of theory, insight and technical preparation, you'll be amazed at your ability to capture unique close up photographs of mushrooms, insects, abstract textures and much more.