‘Nightscape’ Photography Workshop Zermatt – Switzerland

Ever dreamed to capture the Milky Way alongside a professional landscape photographer? This Workshop is your chance to learn how to take amazing starry night images .. and Zermatt is the perfect place, high up in the middle of the Swiss Alps away from all the city light pollution! This Exclusive small-group photographic course has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of Alpine landscapes and lighting. We guarantee a wealth of photographic opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.

As we make our way up the mountain and wait for the stars to rise, we’ll set-up at a chosen location (TBC) and go through some simple camera settings while enjoying a nice cup of coffee and sharing a few stories. Maximum of 10 guests accompanied by ‘LTG Tour Guide Global Awards 2016’ winner, Australian professional photographer Martial Fatton of Blue Tongue Photo Tours.

What to bring

Your favourite camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better (i.e 14, 18,20mm full frame), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, a head torch and a good camera bag .. coz remember you will be the one carrying your own photographic gears!

Workshop Date: Saturday August 5th 2017 – late afternoon till dark (time TBC)
Price AU$310 / Camera club members only pay AU$268
CHF Price 230 app.  / Camera club members only pay CHF 198 app.

 *Book online or via email at enquiries@bluetonguetours.com for more details.

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What’s Excluded

– Accommodation, food and beverages.
– Travel and transportation.
– Hotel pickup & drop-off.
– Gratuities (optional).
– Travel insurance.
– Personal expenses.

What’s Included
– Night Photography tutorial.
– Varieties of apline sceneries surrounding Zermatt
– A taste of macro & nature photography.
– Spectacular panoramic views of the Matterhorn.
– Professional advise from Martial.
– Sunset & night photography session session.
– Fully escorted tour in French & English
– Small group of 10 maximum.

Photography Outline
Nature, Landscape, night and astrophotography

– Working with available light [read and understanding the light]
– What lenses should I use ?
– Camera settings for nature photography
– Camera settings for landscape photography
– Camera settings for night photography
– Image composition, the golden rules and breaking them 
- Understanding your camera in manual mode
– Depth of field, be in control
– Adjust the exposure in relation to your subject?
– Capturing raw

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR CAMERA, LENSES AND TRIPOD AND PLENTY OF SD CARDS – ND (NEUTRAL DENSITY) FILTERS ARE ALWAYS USEFUL ON LOCATION