Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the heart of Europe. What better way to explore the breathtaking landscapes, mountain regions and picturesque towns than with your camera? If you agree, we have good news for you! Our unique landscape, nature and travel photography workshop is here to teach you all the necessary skills.
As creatives ourselves, from the 7th – 12th of September 2020 we are bringing together a group of passionate beginner/intermediate photographers to discover the stunning spots of Switzerland. During six days of exploration and adventure, we’ll delve into all aspects of photography together – ranging from finding your own style and telling a story with your work, to more technical aspects of the camera, marketing your work online, and Instagram profile building. And even better? We’ll connect you with an amazing group of people that share your passion!
Our Switzerland Workshop is for adventurous nature-lovers and curious photographers looking to take their photography skills to the next level. You will explore beautiful and unique destinations in Switzerland with the help of a seasoned local. All the while, you’ll gain firsthand, one-on-one knowledge from an experienced photography professional.
We have designed this workshop to support each other, help each other grow, and to build a community of travel, nature and landscape photography lovers. And not only that – you will come home with a beautiful portfolio filled with diverse Swiss landscapes.
In order to make this workshop as personable as possible, spots are limited to 6-8 participants. That way, we ensure that you will gain the utmost value from this experience. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!
Day 1: Arrival & Orientation
You should plan to arrive in Interlaken on September 7th by 2:00 PM the latest. In Interlaken, we will be meeting the group, doing a short tour of the city and grabbing some afternoon drinks together. From there, we will drive to our accommodation in Grindelwald, where we will be staying for the remainder of our trip. In the evening, we will meet for dinner to prepare for our early start the next day.
Day 2: Jungfraujoch & Kleine Scheidegg
Depart from accommodation at 9:00 AM. Our day will take us on an adventure to Jungfraujoch – a snowy and stunning glacier saddle with an elevation of 3,466 meters above sea level. In the morning, we will take the train up the mountain to visit the beautiful glacial Ice Palace, created by mountain guides in the 1930’s.
The early afternoon is about hiking on the glacier and taking photographs of the misty mountains and the incredible Jungfraujoch observatory – the breathtaking surroundings are an experience you’ll never forget.
Afterwards, we will take the train to Kleine Scheidegg, (“minor watershed”) – a mountain pass at an elevation of 2,061 meters. There, we will explore the surrounding landscapes (lakes, mountains, and the passing train) with our cameras – learning how to frame to tell a story and create depth in our photographs.
The night at our accommodation, just like most nights during the tour will be dedicated to casually editing our photos from the day. We will be available to assist you in your editing techniques and guide you to get the most out of your photos.
Day 3: Blausee, Kandersteg & Oeschinensee
Depart from accommodation at 8:00 AM. Our morning will consist of a trip to the beautiful Blausee, a small lake in the Kander valley above Kandergrund at 887 metres. Before lunch, we will stop by a picturesque chapel in Kandergrund.
In the afternoon, we will explore the Oeschinensee with our cameras – a mountain lake with crystal clear waters. There, we will spend our evening next to a beautiful bonfire and the starry skies. We will discuss how to expose for night photography and try our hand at taking some shots, before walking down the mountain back to our accommodation.
Day 4: Lauterbrunnen & Mürren
We start the morning off at 9:00 by traveling to the famous mountain-town of Lauterbrunnen, with beautiful waterfalls and charming little streets all around. Our morning will consist of capturing the essence of the landscapes in this area and exploring different angles to tell a story with our photographs.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will take the train up to Mürren, where we will see a beautiful viaduct and capture the details of the surrounding nature and landscapes. Here, we’ll focus on creating consistency in our work and finding unique ways to represent a place.
Nighttime is dedicated to one-on-one feedback on your photos, helping you with editing, answering any questions you may have, and constructively critiquing each other’s work as a group.
Day 5: Iseltwald, Giesbach & Steingletscher
Our day will start at 9:00 AM, when we will depart by car to Iseltwald – a village and municipality on the southern shore of Lake Brienz. There, we will photograph the unique castle on the edge of the lake. Before lunch, our journey will take us to the Giesbach waterfall, where we will learn how to create movement in our images using long-exposure.
After lunch, we will adventure to the mountains to capture the Steingletscher – a 4 km long glacier situated in the Urner Alps. Here, we will spend the rest of our afternoon, exploring the region. During our time there, we will talk about developing our own unique style as photographers. For those who are interested, we will also take a look at how to promote our work online via social media, and give you helpful tips and tricks on how to grow your channels further (If you’re not interested in learning this, the location of the workshop is stunning and you can explore and take photos on your own).
Nighttime is dedicated for editing photos together and discussing how you can take your personal style further. Or just recovering from the day with some wine in hand. Either option is fine.
Day 6: Farewell & Departure
After an amazing time together as a group, it’s (sadly!) time to say our goodbyes. Departures overseas can begin from 12:00 PM this day, or if you’d prefer to extend your stay in Switzerland, we’re happy to drop you off at your accommodation within the area.