Spring Time Photography

The lush green tapestry of Zurich's nearby Sihlwald will serve as our springtime laboratory during this one-day photography course.

Date

09.05.2020

Time

10:00 – 15:00

Duration

5 hours

Weekday

Saturday

Price

CHF 210.00

Location

Sihlwald train station

Language

English & Deutsch

Group Size

4 - 9

Registration end: May 7, 2020

TRIP OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to create impactful photos of small subjects.
  • Get inspiring ideas from an expert macro photography instructor.
  • Learn special focusing techniques for close up subjects.
  • Experiment with simple lighting tricks to give photos clarity & depth.
  • Understand which settings make the most sense for close up photography.
  • Get creative and discover the amazing world of macro photography!

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

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

 

EQUIPMENT

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.

LOCATION

Rendezvous location is the Sihlwald train station. 

Instructor

SUSANNE VENDITTI

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.

Student Testimonials

On a rainy weekend last October, Susi shared some of her secrets about macro photography and how she makes such magical pictures. She opened my eyes to a miniature world, that I had never even really seen or noticed before. In a few hours, Suzy added a whole new side to my photography.
Rod T.
Susi's workshop opens up a whole new world to a photographer. One you absolutely didn't know was there!
Alek K.
Susi's creativity and passion are contagious. With her instruction, my macro photography skills have been taken to the next level.
Jessica W.

Day-Trip Information

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 flowers, mushrooms, insects, abstract textures and much more.

Included in the price

  • Small group learning.
  • Personal support from instructor.
  • Handouts documenting the relevant camera settings, creative tips and ideas.

Not included in the price

  • Lunch is not provided. Please bring your own lunch with you. You may consider bringing a thermos of hot tea with you if the forecast calls for cooler temperatures.