09:00 - 16:00
Zurich HB pick up
English & Deutsch
4 - 10
Open to all skill levels. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 series are recommended.
You will need to bring your own camera and lenses to this outing. We recommend a dSLR or a mirrorless type camera. Some of our favourite lenses are the 60mm macro and the 40-150mm (from Olympus) the 100mm macro and the 28-300 (from Canon) or the 105mm macro and the 70-200mm (from Nikon) but any lens will do. The most important factor is that your lens is capable of true "close-up" focusing. Consider renting a lens for day (before buying any new equipment). We are happy to answer your 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 close to the ground.
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.
This day-trip to a nearby park gives a great opportunity to practice on a variety of nature subjects. At our shooting location, you will be surrounded by impressive gardens and beautiful ponds. It's a great place to focus on your creativity, clear your mind and learn some valuble tips. We'll give you a pinch of theory and a dash of technical preparation, just to get you moving. You'll be amazed at your ability to capture interesting compositions of amphibians, flowers, insects, and more!
After completing this course you'll be well prepared for these upcoming photography courses!