Check out the fantastic work of our VFC Club members who are frequent participants on our photography trips and courses. They share our passion for pictures and are always game for an adventure! We hope their wonderful images will give you inspiration. Enjoy!
Christine Wiestner is originally from Zimbabwe but has called Switzerland her home since 1991. She became seriously interested in photography during a holiday in Scotland in 2012 while photographing the coastal landscape. Through photography Christine has been able to satisfy her need to be creative.
Christine enjoyed participating in Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study in 2016-17 which deepened her interest, understanding and control of her camera. She enjoys photographing all matter of subjects from portrait to macro and landscapes. In August 2017 Christine traveled to her native Zimbabwe to partake in one of Viewfinder’s exciting Wildlife Safaris. It was her first trip back in several years and she found it easy to take inspiration from the warm-hearted people and breathtaking natural beauty around her.
Dagmar Anderson was born and raised in Switzerland’s Rhine Valley. She began working at the Viewfinder Center with her husband Matt in 2014 and her passion for photography has been growing steadily ever since.
Dagmar finds that photographic inspiration comes easiest while traveling or while pointing her macro lens at smaller, less noticed subjects. Her chronically itchy feet get scratched by assisting on photography workshops across Switzerland and also abroad. When she is not traveling she can be found working away at Viewfinder where she manages Viewfinder’s registrations and helps plan excursions across Switzerland and abroad.
Fabienne Garnier, originally from France, has been living in Switzerland since 2009. Fabienne discovered her passion for photography in 2015 while participating in Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study. Since then she has traveled and photographed extensively as her portfolio shows.
Fabienne has joined a wide variety of Viewfinder Center photo tours, day-trips and workshops, including Viewfinder’s Piedmont Italy tour, Norway Northern Lights tour and Lofoten Islands Landscape Photography tour to name just a few. While landscapes and wildlife subjects are Fabienne’s favorites, she also has a knack for street photography and makes regular trips to India to sharpen her skills. Her passions for photography and for travel enable her to realize how diversified and beautiful our natural environment is. Fabienne takes pleasure in capturing nature’s wonderful details and the special moments she witnesses while exploring – which she wants to be true representations of what she sees and experiences.
Liliana Holguin, originally from Colombia, has lived in Switzerland since 2006. She became interested in photography during high school while shooting film and developing her own black and white photos.
Liliana enjoys photographing all different subject matter, but her favorites are landscapes and wildlife. Liliana completed Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study in 2018 and she enjoys experimenting with various techniques and learning new skills every time she shoots.
Lizzie Davis moved to Zurich from Chicago in 2015 with her husband and two young boys. After the move, she pursued her lifelong passion in photography and participated in Viewfinder Center’s Advanced Photography Study in 2017-18.
Lizzie loves traveling with her family and discovering new places and is happy to share her experiences through her photography. She has traveled to over 45 countries and still dreams to visit her final continent, Antarctica. Her love of capturing the moment and the beauty that she finds herself in during her travels is what motivates her. Since participating in the Advanced Photography Study, Lizzie has found herself shooting portraits, weddings, travel, sports, and architecture.
Matt Anderson, a proud native of America’s Pacific Northwest, first became interested in photography as a high school student when a clever yearbook teacher thought to channel his restless energy into documenting life on campus with a donated 35mm camera. From that point on he was hooked!
After studying journalism in the USA, Matt worked as a newspaper photographer, learning to capture story-telling moments in an unobtrusive style. He still prefers photographing in that manner, letting the subject or scene speak for itself. Matt moved to Switzerland in 2008 after marrying his “Swiss-Miss” (Dagmar), and together they’ve been developing the Viewfinder Center since 2012. Matt’s zeal for travel and outdoor adventure are indispensable in his pursuit of interesting subjects and experiences to share with fellow photographers in the Viewfinder Center community.
Tim Hugh’s passion for both photography and for Switzerland was inspired by his uncle who spent his working life in Switzerland and was a keen medium format film photographer.
From a young age Tim was interested in photography and after moving to Switzerland in 2003 his hobby developed into a passion. He feels lucky to follow in his uncle’s footsteps as he fervently photographs his surroundings in Switzerland, which he believes is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We definitely agree!
Hailing from Birmingham UK, Neal relocated to Switzerland in 2011. After being taken aback by the abundant natural splendor of Switzerland, Neal started taking an interest in photography but it didn’t kick in fully until 2017 when he attended Viewfinders Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course.
Although a relative newcomer to the hobby, Neal’s enthusiasm for photography has grown after attending several Viewfinder events and day trips. Neal has caught the bug to such an extent that he will be joining us in October 2018 for our Northern Lights trip to Norway, his first photography expedition, in what promises to be an exciting adventure.
Renée Erdin-Sorensen grew up mostly in Zurich, Switzerland. A college photography class sparked her interest photography. Since then the camera has been a steady companion on her many travels.
Renée completed Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study in 2018 and has attended numerous other day-trips around Switzerland. Her recent enchantment with macro photography has her probing the undergrowth in search of fascinating new subjects for her colourful portfolio.
Michael Böhlen, was born in Switzerland in 1980. He found his interest in photography while living abroad in New Zealand for a year.
During trips to Ireland’s coast and back to New Zealand, his passion for photography grew steadily. After a three-week trip to Scotland he decided that his skills needed improvement. This lead him to join Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study which he completed in 2018. Mike’s main photographic focus is on landscapes but he also has a talent for capturing interesting abstract and conceptual shots as well as creative portraits.
Roger Weder grew up in the Eastern part of Switzerland and is a proud Rhein Valley native. Roger’s photography journey began just a few years ago but his adventures have taken him a long way already.
Roger was initially inspired to take up photography by his sister Dagmar and his brother-in-law Matt. He enjoys learning and expanding his knowledge any chance he gets. Roger especially enjoys photographing landscapes and all aspects of nature photography. In 2016 he traveled to northern Norway for Viewfinder’s Northern Lights Photography tour and completed Viewfinder’s Lightroom Beginner’s Bootcamp.
Peter McCarthy grew up in the UK but has called Switzerland home since 2000. His interest in photography developed as a result of a need to document the other passion in his life: travel.
Peter enjoys exploring new destinations, with an emphasis on the natural world and wildlife. Having attended Viewfinder’s Advanced Photography Study in 2017-18, his photographic subjects have broadened to include portraits and sports.
Paulina, originally from Poland, came to Switzerland in 2008 initially just for 3-years of studies but fell in love with the Swiss landscape and stayed ever since. Her passion for photography was inspired by her father as she took her first photos with his old analogue Zenith camera back in her teenage years.
Paulina’s camera is always accompanying her on various trips and travels where she enjoys photographing places, events and people. Completing the Advanced Photography Study in 2018 gave Paulina more confidence in the technical aspects of photography and challenged her to expand her artistic interests beyond beloved wildlife and landscape topics.