14.11 + 16.11.2019
1 evening & 1 Saturday
10 hours (total)
Thursday + Saturday
3 - 9
Thu 14.11 from 19:00 — 22:00, Sat 16.11 from 10:00 — 17:00
Our Studio Portraiture 1-2-3 course series is an intermediate level course, open to anyone who has a solid fundamental knowledge of camera settings. Extensive flash experience is not required, but we strongly recommend starting with our Studio Portraiture 1 course.
We recommend any "system camera" which has a changeable lens (such as those from Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Nikon or Canon). We are “brand-agnostic” at Viewfinder, so any camera brand is just fine. A medium length zoom or fixed lens (e.g. 24-70mm, 50mm or 85mm) is perfect. If you own a 50mm ("standard lens") please bring it with. We have several 50mm lenses for Nikon and Canon cameras which you are welcome to borrow during the course. Please be sure to charge your camera's battery and don't forget to bring a memory card with you.
Viewfinder Center (Photo Studio), Dachslerenstrasse 10, 8702 Zollikon.
Erwin Windmüller's photographic career has taken him around the globe and introduced him to many of the world’s best and brightest. After cutting his teeth as an agency photographer in Zurich, he moved on to photograph for the biggest brands in fashion, living in Paris and New York for more than 20 years before returning to his home country of Switzerland. In addition to photographing for Vogue, Elle, GQ, L’Oreal, and Yves Saint Laurent, Erwin shoots regularly for Swiss Universe (1st– and business class magazine for Swiss airlines). A powerhouse of energy and creativity, Erwin is as approachable and thoughtful as he is enthusiastic for the craft of photography.
The Studio Portraiture 1-2-3 series is held at our fully equipped photography studio in Zollikon. These courses are a fun way to take your fundamental portrait photography skills to the next level. Part 2 is a mix of theory and shooting exercises which explore several two light studio setups. Students will know to recognise situations where they would benefit from lighting their subject with two lights. By learning how to use a flash meter to judge power levels on their lights, students will be able to achieving the desired contrast ratio between main-, fill- and backlights. Additionally, there will be ample time for practice shooting and the opportunity to work with professional models on posing techniques. The course instructor is a very accomplished professional photographer who enjoys transfering his knowledge to enthusiastic students.