Project Description

Intermediate Photography
Weekday Evening Class

Intermediate Photography
Weekday Evening Class

Intermediate Photography
Weekday Evening Class

This is our new and highly recommended photography class if you already know basic photography concepts (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field) and functions of your camera (when to use different shooting modes, different focus modes, etc) and you want to improve in all fields.

*** If you are not yet fully comfortable with these concepts, we recommend our beginners weekday class instead. ***

This class consists of 3 hour weekly classes over 5 weeks. Coming out of this course, you will be able to start recognizing good light, know how to capture any moment, use available light or use flash and know what to do during editing. In other words, you will learn all you need to know to take great photos.

If you expect to miss one of the sessions due to your schedule, no problem. You can always join the same session from the following month’s course.

The homeworks are specially designed to make you use what you have already learned and encounter problems that we will cover in the next session. This way, you will both internalize what we already covered and come to the session with correct questions and open mind.

Course Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of exposure triangle, depth of field, camera functions.
  • Your camera: DSLR or mirrorless or superzoom
  • No camera? No problem. We offer free camera hire during the course (just tell us in advance).
  • Positive attitude and passion for visual arts 🙂

Course Program by week:

  • Week 1: Advanced camera functions
  • Week 2:Working the scene, “Crash Composition” – how to capture any moment.
  • Week 3: Night photography, How to manage light + using flash
  • Week 4: Portrait photography tips + The art of editing
  • Week 5: Editing continued + Cameras, Lenses, photography gear.

The first 20 mins of each session will be dedicated to going through your homework photos and giving you personal constructive feedback.

During the weekday intermediate course, you will learn:

  • How to capture a good photo once you see something special
  • Advanced (and still necessary) camera functions
  • Long exposures in low light
  • Light painting
  • Recognizing different types of light and how to use them
  • How to manage different light sources
  • How to use flash and shaping light
  • Posing and lighting techniques that you can use with any subject
  • What to do during editing of different kind of photos (not how to do. For this, see Lightroom & Photoshop courses)
  • Understanding visual perception – impact of balance and imbalance in a photo
  • Camera types – which one is better for what
  • Understanding Lenses – what to use, when and why
  • The gadget bag: various necessary photography equipment and our recommendations


  • Basic understanding of exposure (aperture / shutter speed / ISO), how your camera works and when to choose which shooting mode.
  • Your camera: DSLR or mirrorless or superzoom
  • If you don’t have a camera, we offer free DSLR camera to use during the course (please tell us in advance after your registration).
  • Positive attitude and passion for visual arts 🙂
level-icon2x Course level
group-size-con2x Group Size
3 to 8 participants
duration-icon2x Duration
10 hours
price-icon2x Price
490 CHF
Training, materials & snacks
advantage-icon2x Advantage
Money back guarantee


Swiss Photo Club is certified according to the EDUQUA: 2012 standard, the Swiss quality label for continuing education institutions