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    • Holler monkey in Costa Rica

      Photography time out in Costa Rica

      Costa Rica has been on my exploring radar for quite some time. I’d heard from several people who have visited that it’s just an amazing place, rich with a wide variety of wildlife to photograph.  I felt like Costa Rica was calling our names: Maaatthew, Daaagmar! We seized the opportunity to travel during a break from photography courses in February and booked our seats on the non-stop Edelweiss flight. However, two weeks prior our trip, some bad news darkened our anticipation of the upcoming trip.

    • viewfinder center photography students enjoying print portfolios in Zurich, Switzeland.

      Advanced Study – Print Portfolios

      Time flies when you’re having fun (and working hard)! Hard to believe it, but this year’s Advanced Study group is already rounding the half-way mark on their exciting year together. It feels like we just got started yesterday, but now here we are, looking through our student’s amazing portfolio prints from our first three units together, having studied advanced exposure control, the digital darkroom and creative composition together.

    • packing tips for photography enthusiasts traveling to Africa.

      Planning Your Photo Safari to Africa

      For most of us, a big trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we may not get to repeat. If you’re just starting with your research, you might be asking yourself what kind of experience you get in one African country or location versus another. This is the first of three blog posts about the three countries in Southern Africa that we’ve travelled to and photographed in, plus a few tips on what clothing and camera gear to bring with on your own trip.

    • Photographers in Deadvlei Namibia.

      Thanks for a great 2017!

      A terrific year comes to a close. In 2017 we spent time with so many great people, on far-flung adventures and also closer to home. It’s so much fun to share these experiences with likeminded, creative and adventurous people!

    • Close up shot of a adolescent lioness.

      Photography and adventure in Southern Africa

      One says if you have been to Africa once, you’ll end up revisiting it again (and again and again). Matt and I couldn’t agree more! This year we spent a month between Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. We got infected with the Africa bug and now, back in the office, we feel like we’re suffering from post – safari – depression.