Swiss Photo Club’s medium and long term photography classes are designed to prepare our students for a fruitful career in photography. The classes cover all the essential disciplines of photography, plus the business side, with a focus on Switzerland specifics. Students will receive a diverse and in-depth education in photojournalism, commercial photography, documentary photography, outdoor photography, fine art photography and much more.
With each discipline taught by a dedicated expert, the students will have exposure to a variety of styles and experiences to develop their photography careers on.
Every workshop concludes with each student completing a personal project that reflects the genre of photography in which they have the greatest interest. Upon completion, students are equipped with a portfolio of extraordinary images, technical know-how, refined artistic awareness, and a real world understanding of the photography industry.
|COURSE KEY FACTS|
3 to 8 participants
4, 8 or 12 weeks
from 3490 CHF
Training, equipment, lab
|Course Title||Description||4 Weeks||12 Weeks (Evenings)||8 Weeks||1 year|
|Photo I||Understanding basics of exposure, camera settings, natural light, composition. Critique||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Photo II||Advanced technics, working with strobes, studio lights, managing light, color theory. Own project.||Strobes||✓|
|Imaging I||Using Lightroom, basics of Photoshop, printing & color matching.||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Imaging II||Advanced Lightroom, compositing, skin retouch and other advanced techniques in Photoshop, printing, color management||✓|
|Vision & Style I||Students develop their own unique style and self expression||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Vision & Style II||Create personal project, work with instructor to improve||✓|
|Shooting Lab – Field trips||Students go on field trips to practice real-time photography skills on location with instructor feedback.||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Shooting Lab – Studio||Students practice studio lights and equipment, create their own productions with instructor guidance and feedback||✓||✓|
|Ways of seeing||Study past master photographers, re-create adding own point of view||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Business of photography I||Finding clients, marketing, advertising, creating website, local contacts||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Business of photography II||Commercial business practices, ethics, contracts, and legal issues||✓|
|Exhibition||Exhibition of personal project at year end||✓|
We offer possibility of payment up to 12* instalments. You can combine instalments with your yearly training allowance.
* free of charge up to 3 instalments, CHF 10.- per month for each additional instalments. The instalment is only offered for people resident in Switzerland.
Yearly Training Allowance (CAF | Chèque Annuel de formation)
For persons living in Geneva, you will soon be able to use your CAF allowance for Swiss Photo Club’s courses. The conditions and more information on site de l’Office pour l’orientation, la formation professionnelle et continue (OFPC) (french).
No prior experience is required to enroll in the Photography Workshops.
A camera with manual exposure dial is required during the courses.
No camera? No problem. We can lend you a camera to use during the courses.