Olympus Landscape Workshop

Discover a variety of inspiring subjects from alpine pastures to waterfalls, plus macro– and astrophotography at beautiful Segnesboden.

Date

03.08 - 04.08.2019

Time

8:30 — 18:00

Duration

Two full days

Weekday

Saturday & Sunday

Price

CHF 699.00

Location

Zurich HB pick up

Language

English & Deutsch

Group Size

8 - 12

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Registration end: July 27, 2019

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  • Learn about special settings related to your Olympus camera.
  • Get tips on shooting landscape & panorama scenes.
  • Learn about special long-exposure & macro photography features.
  • Try out a wide variety of lenses & accessories for your Olympus camera.
  • Try out specialised panoramic tripod equipment.
  • Feedback on your images & Adobe Lightroom editing tips.

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

This workshop is open to anyone, especially those who wish to try out mirrorless camera equipment from Olympus. We'll have demo cameras and lenses available for participant's use. Regardless of your camera system, you'll benefit the most by bringing a wide angle and/or a medium length lens with you. A tripod will be handy for sunset and sunrise photography and is also useful for long-exposure and astro-photography techniques. If you own a macro lens — don't leave that behind! Sturdy hiking boots & outdoor clothing are must-haves as our hut and shooting locations are reached by hiking. A warm jacket, hat and gloves are essential for staying comfortable as you wait for the sun to rise at around 2000 meters elevation.

LOCATION

Pick up at 08:30 at the Zurich main train station, Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich.

 

Instructors

MATT ANDERSON

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. Since 2017 Matt has been doing all of his travel and wildlife photography with the Olympus system. He recently explored Rajasthan and Costa Rica with the EM1-X and found it to be the perfect companion in both countries.

OLIVIA MORTIMER

Olivia Mortimer is a basel-based photographer and an official Olympus Visionary. Olivia seeks to capture the beauty and emotions that surround her, whether found in inspiring characters, interesting macro subjects, or big dramatic landscape scenes. Olivia has an impressive portfolio of macro and landscape photography, created with her well-loved Olympus camera system. She prides herself on being a "weatherproof photographer," shooting in all kinds of conditions, with the help of weather-sealed cameras and lenses, plus her always-present rain jacket & pants. 

Price & Workshop Information

CHF 699.- per person (shared accommodation in a 4 bed room.)

This two-day photography workshop takes place in an amazing world heritage site found in the hills of Switzerland's rugged Graubünden region. Sharpen your landscape photography skills and learn advanced astro- and macro photography techniques from two professional Olympus photographers. Benefit from free demo gear — a perfect opportunity to try this compact and powerful system from Olympus.

Included in the price

  • Van transportation from/to the Zurich HB.
  • One night accommodation in mountain hut.
  • Dinner on Saturday, breakfast and packed lunch on Sunday.
  • Chair lift and gondola ride (return ticket).
  • Field tips and camera assistance from Matt Anderson & Olivia Mortimer.
  • Small hand-outs with photography tips.

Not included in the price

  • All beverages, with or without alcohol and special snacks ordered between meals.
  • Packed lunch on Saturday for the drive up to Graubünden.

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 Digital Photography 1-2-3 series before attending this workshop.
  • Photographer and educator, Matt Anderson has assembled field lessons which are based on the types of shooting situations you'll encounter on this photo tour.
  • Participants will spend the 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.
  • 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).