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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 two-session photography trip/course 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 after having a short composition discussion here at Viewfinder on Saturday morning.

Following our black and white shooting day, we’ll meet at the Viewfinder Center (the following Thursday evening) for some black and white conversion tips (using Adobe Lightroom). This two-part trip/course is a great way to add some creative skills and post processing know how to your photographic repertoire.

student on a black and white photography course in Switzerland
black and white photography in Switzerland

TRIP DETAILS

LOCATION

Meeting at the Zürich main train station at Museumstrasse 1. Evening lesson on black & white conversion at Viewfinder Center on the Thursday evening following our shoot (19:00 – 21:30).

TRANSPORTATION

Provided by Viewfinder Center. We’ll depart from the Zurich HB at 10:00, returning in the evening by ca. 17:00. For the follow up evening we’ll rendezvous at the Viewfinder Center.

LANGUAGE

EN/DE: This trip/course 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 technical or equipment-related topics. If you have a laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom installed – you’ll be perfectly prepared for the Thursday evening tips on black and white conversion.

MEAL

Viewfinder provides a sack lunch on Saturday (sandwich, chips, apple, chocolate bar & water). Select the sandwich of your choice during registration. Coffee, tea and water are available at our studio for participants who arrive early. Dinner is not provided on Thursday.

GROUP SIZE

Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 9

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

This two-part course meets for a short composition discussion (at Viewfinder) then departs for a Saturday photo shoot within 40 min. drive of our Zurich studio. Matt will get you started with some helpful tips and strategies for shooting interesting black and white photos. Those with an interest in learning how to convert their images into snappy black & white photos (in Adobe Lightroom) are invited back to Viewfinder for a three hour session on the Thursday evening following our shoot.

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.

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