18:30 - 22:00
Viewfinder Center & Zurich
4 - 7
Participants with an intermediate skill level will find this course interesting and enjoyable. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in our popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course are recommended.
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. Wide angle and medium lenses (zoom or fixed focal length) tend to work best for night-time cityscapes. Please be sure to charge your camera's battery and consider bringing along an extra (if you have one). You will need a tripod for this course and don't forget a memory card.
*NOTE: If you do not own a tripod, we are happy to loan you one for the course.
Viewfinder Center, Stampfenbachstr. 157, 8006.
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 course begins with a short theory session at Viewfinder followed by a walk to some of our favourite Zurich night scenes near the Limmat river and historic Old Town. Our shoot takes place during the post-sunset "blue hour." Our group will spend about 30 minutes each in three different shotting locations. Your instructor will be available to assist with exposure and compositional questions. If time allows, the class will re-group at the nearby "Rathaus Cafe" for a drink and a short HDR blending demonstration.