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black and white photography

TRIP OVERVIEW

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with black and white photography, but weren’t sure where to begin – then this creative photography trip is perfect for you. We’ll get you started with some compositional tips to help add interest and intrigue to your own black & white photos. The right subject matter makes all the difference and we’ll surprise participants with a secret shooting location and on-the-spot discussion about “composing without color.”

black and white photography
black and white photography in Switzerland

TRIP DETAILS

LOCATION

Meeting at the Zürich main train station at Museumstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich. Shooting location to be announced on the morning of the outing.

TRANSPORTATION

Provided by Viewfinder Center. We’ll depart from the Zurich HB at 10:00, returning in the evening by ca. 16:30.

LANGUAGE

EN/DE: This trip is conducted in English but both trip leaders speak German/Swiss German and English fluently.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Open to all skill levels and all ages. Foundational photography skills, such as those covered in Viewfinder’s popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course are helpful but not required.

EQUIPMENT

Come with whatever camera gear you have. It’s helpful if your camera can photograph in RAW format (most digital cameras do) but even this is not entirely necessary. We’ll focus on creativity and improving composition in a way that benefits your own black and white photography – rather than overly technical or more equipment-related strategies.

MEAL

Viewfinder provides a sack lunch on Saturday (sandwich, chips, apple, chocolate bar & water). Select the sandwich of your choice during registration.

GROUP SIZE

Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 10

INSTRUCTOR

Matt Anderson, assisted by Dagmar Anderson

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration closes three days before event.

ALTERNATIVE PLAN

This event takes place rain or shine.

student on a black and white photography course in Switzerland

TRIP FORMAT

We’ll head towards a secret location with our company van where Matt will get you started with some helpful tips and strategies for shooting interesting black and white photos. Through on-the-spot feedback and guidance he’ll help you look at your surroundings differently so that you can photograph more creatively.

Viewfinder center director and instructor Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Professional photographer Matt Anderson directs the Viewfinder Center with his wife Dagmar and shoots commercial, editorial and private assignments when he’s not busy teaching. Matt takes pleasure in seeking out interesting photography trips and creating fun learning experiences for other photographers. Once upon a time Matt enjoyed frequent trips into the darkroom but these days he enjoys teaching others how to perfect their images in ™Adobe Lightroom, for which he’s a certified Adobe Expert.

Dagmar Anderson Viewfinder Center

Dagmar Anderson

Dagmar Anderson is a “professional traveler” with chronically itchy feet. She enjoys exploring new countries, cultures and cuisine as often as she can. Her attention to detail comes in handy while planning and preparing for Viewfinder trips and activities. When she’s not out exploring new workshop locations with Matt, she can be found working away at our Zurich office. Dagmar is likely to be the friendly voice on the phone if you call us here at the Viewfinder Center.

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