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TRIP OVERVIEW

Just over the hill from Lake Zurich lies an interesting playground and perfect testing site for the new Olympus OM-D EM-I Mark II camera. It’s forest, marshes and gardens offer endless subject matter for honing your nature photography skills while testing out some intriguing new equipment from Olympus. Matt and Dagmar Anderson 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 driving to our location in the Viewfinder van. Upon arriving, we’ll distribute the latest cameras and lenses from Olympus. After a short orientation tour, participants are free to explore and photograph their surroundings, trying out various lenses to suite their subject matter. Matt Anderson will be available to provide technical and creative tips for macro, birdlife 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.

Olympus OM-D EM-1 and PRO Series lenses

TRIP DETAILS

LOCATION

One hour drive from Zurich HB.

LANGUAGE

EN/DE: This trip is conducted in English but both trip leaders speak 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 Digital 1-2-3 Photography Course are helpful but not required. 

EQUIPMENT

All you need to bring along is a tripod (for macro shooting). We’ll have five Olympus test cameras (OM-D EM-1 MarkII) and various lenses on hand. This trip is specially designed for photo enthusiasts who want to test out the latest mirrorless camera system. It’ll be a fun and relaxed event, giving participants the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful natural setting and to get creative.

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

Matt and Dagmar Anderson

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.

Matt Anderson, photographer and director of the Viewfinder Center in Zurich, Switzerland.

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. As a former newspaper photojournalist, he’s comfortable photographing a variety of subjects from sporting events and reportage to portraits and landscapes. Matt takes pleasure in seeking out interesting photography trips and creating fun learning experiences for other photographers.

Viewfinder Center co-manager 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.

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