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    • Viewfinder Center's Advanced Photography Study gallery event at Hallenstadion Zurich

      Advanced Photography Study – Gallery Event

      We had a terrific celebration of this year’s Advanced Photography Study at the Hallenstadion in Zurich last week! Each of our nine students came so far with their photography goals, and they were very excited to share their “war stories” and display their prints. They were even more proud to show off their stunning custom photography portfolios, which made quite an impression on visitors to the event.

    • Portrait shoot Winterthur Switzerland

      Motorcycles, Ice Axes and Location Portraits

      If our blog seems quiet it’s because our Advanced Study group has been keeping us quite busy lately! We’ve had some really interesting practice shoots and sadly I’m way behind on blogging about those fun experiences.

    • flash photography toucan in Costa Rica

      Flash for Wildlife Photography?

      Most people don’t think of flash as something to use in wildlife photography situations. In fact, many photographers loathe the idea of using flash altogether. However, on our recent trip to Costa Rica, we found ourselves using the flash almost every day and we got some pretty good results with it. Especially in strongly backlight conditions – flash can really make the difference.

    • Jesus Christ lizard in Costa Rica

      Photography time out in Costa Rica, part 2

      The five days we spent in the highlands of Costa Rica were filled with pretty chilly weather, wind and rain. Nevertheless, as mentioned in our previous blog post, it is one of a few great spots to check out the unique “resplendant quetzal.” This colorful bird is quite a site and tricky to find! Those same highlands happen to be one of Costa Rica’s best known coffee growing regions.

    • 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.