Unit 7: Landscape Photography Field Trip in Val Bavona
For those who don’t know it, Ticino’s Val Bavona is a unique and somewhat mysterious place. Small villages made up completely of stone buildings are scattered throughout the sheer-sided granitic valley. Bavona is one of Switzerland’s steepest inhabited valleys. Semi-nomadic herders sought refuge here hundreds of years ago as they were pursued by marauders while grazing their livestock.
Once upon a time at Sechselaeuten…
I have to admit, as a non Zürich citizen I always had a specific picture in mind when it comes to the Sechseläuten event. Because I grew up in the idyllic countryside of Switzerland, the city of Zürich was too far away, way to big (by Swiss standards) and the Sechseläuten event was surely something for conservative people….
Advanced Study – Unit 5 Complete
Sports photography is of course full of technical challenges, from tracking and focusing on the action, to choosing the right shutter speed and dealing with difficult light and fast, fleeting moments (to name a few). In unit 5 of the Advanced Study program, our students honed in on these important technical aspects of a sports shoot, then took things a step further by telling the story of the game.
Lofoten Photography Trip Report
Two weeks prior to this year’s winter photography workshop in Norway, Matt and I spent time in and around Tromso and the Lofoten Archipelago. Our goal was simple. To get new photos for our website (and a couple of bare walls at home). Well, it turns out that’s easier said than done. But let’s start at the beginning…
Advanced Study Update – Unit 4 Complete!
This year’s Advanced Study group has just crossed the halfway mark in their exciting 10-month journey, having most recently worked on perfecting their portrait photography skills. January’s lessons on studio lighting and posing were lots of fun and also quite a challenge. Every photographer can relate to the performance pressure of needing to create a compelling portrait on demand. This January saw Christine, Dawna and Tim working through a variety of technical, posing and directing issues which led to each photographer really elevating their photography skills and self confidence.