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Alex K.

Susi's workshop opens up a whole new world of creativity. One you didn't even know was there!


For many photographers, the world of macro photography is uncharted terrain. Surprising subjects and interesting compositions are often waiting to be found – right under your tripod! With a bit of theory, insight and technical preparation, you’ll be amazed at your ability to capture unique close up photographs of flowers, insects, abstract textures and much more.

The botanical garden in the city of Zurich will serve as our spring laboratory during this one-day photography field trip. Expert macro photographer Susanne Venditti will help you to recognise great photo opportunities and will guide you in composing stronger images in this unique landscape. Join Susanne for an exploration into the often overlooked world of macro photography, right in Zurich’s own backyard.

Flower macro photo from Susanne Venditti



In the heart of Zurich.


We’ll rendezvous at Zollikerstrasse 107 at the botanical garden of Zurich.


This day trip is open to all photographers. We recommend that participants have a basis of fundamental photography knowledge, such as that which is covered in our popular Digital Photography 1-2-3 Course.


You will need to bring your own camera and macro lens to this course. We recommend dSLR or mirrorless type cameras, but the most important factor is that your lens is capable of true “close-up” focusing. Susanne recommends the 100mm macro lens (Canon) or 105mm macro (Nikon). That said, any macro lens will do and you may want to take this course before buying any new macro equipment.


Lunch is not provided for this day-trip. There’s a small bistro type of restaurant on location or please bring your own lunch with you.


Minimum of 5 participants, maximum 9.


Susanne Venditti.


Registration closes two days before event.


This event takes place rain or shine.


If you have any questions or need to get in touch with us on the day of the event, please call the office line: +41 44 548 07 07 (we’ll have the phone forwarded) or send us an email at Thank you!

Flower macro photo by Susanne Venditti

Jessica W.

Susi's creativity and passion are contagious. With her instruction, my macro photography skills have been taken to the next level.

Viewfinder Center photography instructor Susanne Venditti


Susanne Venditti picked up her first camera 30 years ago and has never looked back. The switch to digital photography allowed her to push her creativity further and intensified her desire to produce more images. Susanne grew up in Kanton Valais, here in Switzerland – which helps explain her fascination with beautiful landscapes. Macro photography is one of Susanne’s biggest passions and she takes pleasure photographing the details that others miss. Susanne’s enthusiasm for nature is infectious and fun. Her landscape and macro expertise come in particularly handy on workshops and macro photography courses where she helps students find compositions where others wouldn’t look.

Sihlwald Macro Photography Course Viewfinder Center

Rod T.

Susi opened my eyes to a miniature world, that I had never even really seen or noticed before. In a few hours, she added a whole new side to my photography.


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