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TRIP OVERVIEW

Just over the hill from Lake Zurich lies an interesting playground for outdoor photographers. It’s forest, marshes and gardens offer boundless subject matter for honing your nature photography skills. Grab your macro lens and tripod and feed your springtime creativity! Dagmar Anderson and Susanne Venditti will lead the hunt for colourful flowers as well as frogs, snakes and birds. There’s something for every nature lover to photograph at this enjoyable nature oasis.

Seleger Moor Nature Park photography day trip
Seleger Moor Nature Park photography day trip

TRIP FORMAT

Our group will rendezvous at the Zurich HB before heading to our location in the Viewfinder van. Upon arriving, we’ll enjoy a private park tour by an English speaking naturalist. Participants will get acquainted with their surroundings and the different subjects that they may wish to spend more time shooting after the tour. Susanne Venditti will provide helpful tips on shooting macro subjects, birds and other nature subjects.

Our group will take a midday lunch break (at the informal park restaurant) and after a bit more afternoon shooting we’ll call it a wrap – returning to the Zurich HB by ca. 17:00.

Seleger Moor Nature Park photography day trip

TRIP DETAILS

LOCATION

One hour drive from Zurich HB.

LANGUAGE

EN/DE: This trip is conducted in English but both trip leaders are natives of Switzerland, speaking Swiss German, German and English fluently.

TRANSPORTATION

The Viewfinder van will depart from the Zurich HB at 8:30, returning in the evening by 17:00.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

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

EQUIPMENT

Come with whatever camera gear you have. Experienced/well-equipped photographers will find macro and telephoto lenses quite useful for photographing plant and bird life, but the less gear-crazy among us will enjoy photographing with compact cameras and even smartphones. This trip is less about the gear, and instead focuses on creativity, relaxing and enjoying a peaceful natural setting.

LUNCH

We’ll pause for lunch around 12:00 and grab a quick bite from the informal outdoor restaurant in the park. Please bring some cash to purchase a meal or snack.

GROUP SIZE

Minimum of 5 participants, Maximum of 10.

INSTRUCTORS

Dagmar Anderson and Susanne Venditti

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Registration closes three days before event.

ALTERNATIVE PLAN

This event will take place rain or shine. Please have a look at the forecast and dress for casual outdoor activity.

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Seleger Moor Nature Park photography day trip
Testimonial photo photography student Viewfinder Center

Tanya F.

Albeit a rather soggy visit to Seleger Moor, I had a great time and met a great bunch of people. Matt and Dagmar, well done for organizing a great day out.

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.

Viewfinder Center employee Dagmar Anderson

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.

2017
May 13
08:30 - 17:00Rifferswil
CHF 175.-
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