Course Level: Intermediate*
Duration: 2,5h (plus independent commute)
Available Trips: See below ⇊
Max Participants: 5
Language: English, Swiss German, Italian
Location: Outside Zurich
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.
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 always meet at the spot, sometimes we will have to hike together to reach the spot. You will have to arrive to the spot 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 with public transport schedule for exact dates in mind.
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.
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.
Notebook/tablet for notes taking.
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.