Landscape Photography Course
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Landscape Photography Course

  • Course Level: Intermediate

  • Duration: 3h

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Conversational Language: English

  • Location: Geneva City Centre

  • Course Type: Classroom

  • Price: CHF 265

If you love the outdoors and photography, then you are in the right place.  

In this course, you will learn the key ingredients of creating amazing landscape photographs. You will learn about the gear best suited for landscape photography, how to obtain a perfect exposure, composition, and light. You also will learn the planning workflow and travelling routine.

The goal of this course is to empower you to plan your own adventure, whether it will be in the Swiss Alps or in the other side of the world, and to improve your knowledge and skills to be able to take beautiful photographs while you are there.

You will learn:
 

  • Planning - use of modern technologies/apps to scout locations, plan your visit and timing. Understand what to pack for your next landscape photo adventure.

  • Light - understand what great light is and the best light for different subjects.

  • Composition - learn how to craft strong photographic compositions. You will gain the ability to find subjects and scenes worthy of photographing.

  • Camera settings - learn the best settings and commands for landscape photography.

  • Landscape photography techniques - HDR and Panorama creation techniques.

  • Advanced Focus - learn Focus Stacking techniques for landscape photography depending on the lens use and desired outcome.

  • Advanced Exposure - learn exposure bracketing for HDR technique, exposure compensation, and the exposure triangle dynamics.

  • Lenses - understand the impact of lens selection on composition.

  • Filters - understanding the effects and appropriate use of different filters for different types of photography. Use of polarizing filter to make your landscape photography even better.

  • Accessories - understanding of accessories use to enhance your landscape photographs.

  • Camera and Equipment Care - how to care and protect your camera on the go and under different weather conditions. How to clean the built-in sensor of out camera.

  • Advice - how to take better photos and avoiding problems like a pro.

  • Common Mistakes - how to improve your photography instantly avoiding the most common mistakes.

  • Equipment Advise - how to choose the right camera, lenses and accessories for landscape photography.

  • Post-processing - learn valuable Lightroom and Photoshop techniques to maximize your creative vision.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of how to use your camera and a basic knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, camera lenses and ISO. If you feel that you might need more knowledge we highly advice you to take our Beginners Photography course first.

  • Your Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless (If you don’t have a camera yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Different lenses if you have.

  • Notebook/tablet for notes taking.

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

After completing this landscape photography course, we recommend you to practice what you’ve learnt at our workshops: SUNSET LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2H or OUTDOOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2.5H or CITY LIGHTS AND NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2H

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 Beginners Photography Course
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Beginners Photography Course

  • Course Level: Beginners

  • Duration: 4h

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Conversational Language: English

  • Location: Geneva City Centre

  • Course Type: Classroom

  • Price: CHF 345

If you’re new to photography, or want to master the fundamental basics, our Intensive Beginners course is for you. This course will help you to understand your camera settings and stop using the Auto mode to create much better pictures. Our beginner photography course will help you to understand the basics of light and rules of composition. Learn how to control your camera and capture the images you have always imagined. Led by experienced photographers, this course is a great way to kick-start your photographic journey, whether it’s a hobby or you’d like to become professional in the future.

You will learn:
 

  • Light - understanding the role, impact and importance of light in photography.

  • Exposure Triangle - understanding of ISO, shutter speed and aperture, how to combine them in order to get the best exposures and effects.

  • ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture - the relationship between the 3 modes, how to achieve the best exposure combining them.

  • Camera Modes - understanding the use and differences of Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program modes.

  • Focus - how to bring your subjects in focus and take sharp images

  • Depth of Field - understanding of the effect of subject and background separation.

  • Composition Rules - learn the rules of composition according to different situations and types of subjects.

  • File types - understand RAW vs JPEG and what is the best option for you.

  • Common Mistakes - how to improve your photography instantly avoiding the most common mistakes.

  • Cameras - in depth understanding the different types of cameras: DSLR, Mirrorless, Bridge  and other cameras.

  • Lenses - understanding the focal length and use of lenses, choosing lenses for each type of photography.

  • Camera Maintenance and Care - how to protect the camera from the variety of damages in different types of environments.

  • Equipment Advise - how to choose the right camera and other photography equipment for your needs.

Requirements:

  • No experience required: We will teach you everything.

  • Your Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless (If you don’t have a camera yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Different lenses if you have.

  • Notebook/tablet for notes taking.

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

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Sunset Long Exposure Photography Workshop
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Sunset Long Exposure Photography Workshop

  • se Level: Beginners, Intermediate

  • Duration: 2h

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Conversational Language: English

  • Location: Geneva City Centre

  • Course Type: Outdoor

  • Price: CHF 185

If you have got an expensive camera, but your photos didn't turn into masterpieces - don't give up! The miracle didn't happen because the quality of the images depends not only on your camera. It is necessary to use the right techniques, the correct settings of aperture and shutter speed, and understand the basics of the composition. However, just theory is not enough and you can master these skills at our sunset photography workshop. Join us for this in-the-field long exposure photography workshop. We will capture together the city of Zurich at sunset, during golden and blue hours.

You will learn:
 

  • Light – learn how to work with natural light.

  • Lenses – the effective use of different lenses.

  • Camera settings – learn how to change and work with your camera settings for sunrise/sunset photography.

  • Composition – learn expert composition skills for sunrise/sunset photography.

  • Action images – learn how to capture moving subjects such as light trails.

  • Equipment and accessories – learn what accessories can enhance your sunrise/sunset images.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of how to use your camera and a basic knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, camera lenses and ISO. If you feel that you might need more knowledge we highly advice you to take our Beginners Photography course first.

  • Your Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless (If you don’t have a camera yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Different lenses if you have.

  • Tripod: (If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our tripods free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

  • Appropriate clothing according to the weather at particular season of the year.

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Adobe Lightroom Course
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom Course

  • Course Level: Beginners

  • Duration: 4h

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Location: Geneva City Centre

  • Course Type: Classroom

  • Price: CHF 345

Adobe Lightroom contains about 1000 menu items and about 3000 buttons, switches and sliders. If you spend on explaining each element for at least one minute, the duration of such lecture would be 8 working days without a break for lunch. Studying yourself and trying all the options in practice will take much more time.

How to learn Lightroom for a reasonable time and money? The answer is simple: you need to get to know the most necessary steps, that will lead to an immediate result. The rest will be built on the top or easily be learnt as a result of the deeper learning.

We could just tell you the whole theory in 4 hours and let you go. But we are striving for excellent progress of our students and we believe the practice under a professional supervision is half of your post-processing success if not even more.

Therefore, we have 2 Levels of Adobe Lightroom Course. This Course is Level 1, which will introduce you to foundations of Lightroom files organization, optimization and editing. The Level 1 Course consists of 3 hours of theory and 1 hour of pure practice under our professional instructor supervision.

You will learn:

  • Understanding of the whole Lightroom workflow, from importing and editing to exporting.

  • How to import your photos into Lightroom.

  • How to organize your photo archive to instantly find what you need.

  • How to optimize your work and speed it up by several times.

  • How to make the right Cloud backup and Second Hard Drive backup systems, so you never lose anything.

  • Understanding Lightroom Catalog.

  • Understanding images formats (RAW, JPEG, TIFF, DNG)

  • Understanding the purpose of all the basic controls and menus in Lightroom.

  • How to work with curves in Lightroom.

  • How to achieve any style and colour.

  • How to set the correct white balance.

  • How to export your photos.

Requirements:

  • No or average experience required: We will teach you everything.

  • Your laptop, additionally you can also bring tablet, we will briefly speak about Lightroom Mobile.

  • Yours photos on SD Card AND already copied ones to your laptop’s folder. It could be the same photos or different bunch of photos.

  • Lightroom Classic CC installed on your laptop (you can download a FREE trial here or buy it here for CHF11.85/month).

    P.S. Lightroom Classic CC is coming in a package with Photoshop CC, which is exactly what you need. We recommend you a 20GB subscription for CHF11.85/month.

  • Notebook/tablet for notes taking.

  • We highly recommend you to download also external plugins to enhance your photos even more:

    - Luminar (Use our special school discount code SSP and get extra 10$ off)

    - Nik Collection by DxO

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

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Adobe Photoshop Course
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Adobe Photoshop Course

  • Course Level: Beginners, Intermediate

  • Duration: 4h

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Lecture Language: English

  • Location: Geneva City Centre

  • Course Type: Classroom

  • Price: CHF 345

Starting with Photoshop is pretty much like learning to drive a car. In the beginning, you are scared of the number of buttons, commands and tools. After learning the first instruments, fear goes away, but you start to get confused with them. When you get used to settings, here is the next question: "And what tool to apply to this particular picture?"

The main benefit of live classes is that teacher is always there for you. If something doesn't work, you can immediately ask a question, and immediately receive an answer from an experienced instructor. And the simpler the explanation is, the better. We know how to explain complicated things simply.

You will learn:

  • File types – learn the difference between RAW, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, etc. and when to use them.

  • Image resolution – learn the difference between DPI, PPI, resolution count, printing resolution, etc.

  • Image optimisation – understand how to optimise images for different purposes, online use or printing.

  • Image compression – discuss compression in depth so you understand how to do make your images very light without compromising their sharpness.

  • Problems fixing - learn noise reduction, spot removal, lens distortion fixing, and other tools.

  • Brushes and tools – explore the many different tools of Photoshop including healing, cropping, and contrast and luminosity.

  • Watermark – we’ll show you how to watermark your images with your name or brand.

  • Workflow - Productive and time-saving tips and shortcuts

  • Layers and masks - pushing the creative potential of photograph.

  • External Plugins - explore more creative possibilities with filters, rendering and photography retouching tools to create stunning images.

  • Troubleshooting - tips and problem-solving.

Requirements:

  • No or average experience required: We will teach you everything.

  • Your laptop and photos.

  • Photoshop CC installed on your laptop (you can download a FREE trial here or buy it here for CHF11.85/month).

    P.S. Photoshop CC is coming in a package with Lightroom Classic CC, which is exactly what you need. We recommend you a 20GB subscription for CHF11.85/month.

  • Notebook/tablet for notes taking.

  • We highly recommend you to download also external plugins to enhance your photos even more:

    - Luminar (Use our special school discount code SSP and get extra 10$ off)

    - Nik Collection by DxO

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

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Autumn Colours at RHINE FALLS Neuhausen (Landscape Sunset Photography Trip)
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

Autumn Colours at RHINE FALLS Neuhausen (Landscape Sunset Photography Trip)

  • Course Level: Beginners, Intermediate*

  • Duration: 2,5h

  • Date: Oct 27th, 2019

  • Time: 15:30 - 18:00

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Instructors: 2 professional teachers

  • Language: English, Swiss German, Italian, Russian

  • Location: Seealpsee

  • Meeting Point: Neuhausen Rheinfall Train Station (You can arrive by car or Train).

  • Course Type: Outdoor

  • Eligible for discount: Yes (see our Community Membership Scheme).

If you love the outdoors and photography, then you are in the right place.

Thanks to this kind of trips student from the whole Switzerland can join us to master Landscape Photography techniques!

This course is a logical continuation of our LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE 3H, where you’ve learnt the ropes of Landscape Photography techniques, accessories and workflow. Now it is time to explore the beautiful Switzerland and practice, practice, practice. Our experienced instructors will guide you though every single step to ensure you learn effectively and capture outstanding landscape photographs.

We will meet at Neuhausen Rheinfall Train Station at 15:30 and go to the spot together. We'll finish at 18:00. You are free to arrive earlier and have a walk or lunch at Neuhausen Rheinfall.

You will have to arrive to the meeting point (Neuhausen Rheinfall Train Station) by yourself, hence we will send you our recommendations after booking. Most of the spots are easily accessible by public transport. All Sunset Trips are planned considering public transport schedule for exact dates.

You will learn:
 

  • Planning - use of modern technologies/apps to scout locations, plan your visit and timing. Understand what to pack for your next landscape photo adventure.

  • Light - understand what great light is and the best light for different subjects.

  • Composition - learn how to craft strong photographic compositions. You will gain the ability to find subjects and scenes worthy of photographing.

  • Camera settings - learn the best settings and commands for landscape photography.

  • Landscape photography techniques - HDR and Panorama creation techniques.

  • Advanced Focus - learn Focus Stacking techniques for landscape photography depending on the lens use and desired outcome.

  • Advanced Exposure - learn exposure bracketing for HDR technique, exposure compensation, and the exposure triangle dynamics.

  • Lenses - understand the impact of lens selection on composition.

  • Filters - understanding the effects and appropriate use of different filters for different types of photography. Use of polarizing filter to make your landscape photography even better.

  • Accessories - understanding of accessories use to enhance your landscape photographs.

  • Camera and Equipment Care - how to care and protect your camera on the go and under different weather conditions. How to clean the built-in sensor of out camera.

  • Advice - how to take better photos and avoiding problems like a pro.

  • Common Mistakes - how to improve your photography instantly avoiding the most common mistakes.

  • Equipment Advise - how to choose the right camera, lenses and accessories for landscape photography.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of how to use your camera and a basic knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, camera lenses and ISO. If you feel that you might need more knowledge we highly advice you to take our Beginners Photography Course or Intermediate Landscape Photography Course first.

  • Your Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless (If you don’t have a camera yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Different lenses if you have.

  • Tripod: (If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our tripods free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

  • Appropriate clothing according to the weather at particular season of the year.

*We highly recommend you to take the LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE 3H to master the secrets and details of Landscape photography, as during practical sunset sessions on the field focus is on practice and it is not possible to cover everything.

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Autumn Colours at SEEALPSEE Appenzell Landscape Sunset Photography Trip
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

Autumn Colours at SEEALPSEE Appenzell Landscape Sunset Photography Trip

  • Course Level: Beginners, Intermediate*

  • Duration: 4,5h

  • Date: Nov 2nd, 2019

  • Time: 14:30 - 19:00

  • Max Participants: 5

  • Instructors: 2 professional teachers

  • Language: English, Swiss German, Italian, Russian

  • Location: Seealpsee

  • Meeting Point: Wasserauen Train Station (You can arrive by car or Train).

  • Course Type: Outdoor

  • Eligible for discount: Yes (see our Community Membership Scheme).

If you love the outdoors and photography, then you are in the right place.

Thanks to this kind of trips student from the whole Switzerland can join us to master Landscape Photography techniques!

This course is a logical continuation of our LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE 3H, where you’ve learnt the ropes of Landscape Photography techniques, accessories and workflow. Now it is time to explore the beautiful Switzerland and practice, practice, practice. Our experienced instructors will guide you though every single step to ensure you learn effectively and capture outstanding landscape photographs.

We will meet at Wasserauen Train Station at 14:30 and walk to the Seealpsee for 1h together. Overall, the trip will last from 14:30-19:00.

You will have to arrive to the meeting point (Wasserauen Train Station) by yourself, hence we will send you our recommendations after booking. Most of the spots are easily accessible by public transport. All Sunset Trips are planned considering public transport schedule for exact dates.

HOW TO GET THERE?

The best option is to come by car. Otherwise, you can use a combination of trains or bus/train. Consider that we’ll have to walk 2h in total, please evaluate if you are ready for it. In the end, you won’t regret any minute of the hike, as the place is stunning!

You will learn:
 

  • Planning - use of modern technologies/apps to scout locations, plan your visit and timing. Understand what to pack for your next landscape photo adventure.

  • Light - understand what great light is and the best light for different subjects.

  • Composition - learn how to craft strong photographic compositions. You will gain the ability to find subjects and scenes worthy of photographing.

  • Camera settings - learn the best settings and commands for landscape photography.

  • Landscape photography techniques - HDR and Panorama creation techniques.

  • Advanced Focus - learn Focus Stacking techniques for landscape photography depending on the lens use and desired outcome.

  • Advanced Exposure - learn exposure bracketing for HDR technique, exposure compensation, and the exposure triangle dynamics.

  • Lenses - understand the impact of lens selection on composition.

  • Filters - understanding the effects and appropriate use of different filters for different types of photography. Use of polarizing filter to make your landscape photography even better.

  • Accessories - understanding of accessories use to enhance your landscape photographs.

  • Camera and Equipment Care - how to care and protect your camera on the go and under different weather conditions. How to clean the built-in sensor of out camera.

  • Advice - how to take better photos and avoiding problems like a pro.

  • Common Mistakes - how to improve your photography instantly avoiding the most common mistakes.

  • Equipment Advise - how to choose the right camera, lenses and accessories for landscape photography.

Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of how to use your camera and a basic knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, camera lenses and ISO. If you feel that you might need more knowledge we highly advice you to take our Beginners Photography Course or Intermediate Landscape Photography Course first.

  • Your Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless (If you don’t have a camera yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our DSLR cameras free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Different lenses if you have.

  • Tripod: (If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry! You can hire one of our tripods free of charge. Please notify us in advance so we can make sure we have one available for you).

  • Passion, creativity and love for Photography!

  • Appropriate clothing according to the weather at particular season of the year.

*We highly recommend you to take the LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE 3H to master the secrets and details of Landscape photography, as during practical sunset sessions on the field focus is on practice and it is not possible to cover everything.

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