Meet The Team2019-01-13T15:39:51+00:00

Meet the team

Meet with our passionate and qualified team, an exclusive selection among the best photographers in Geneva & Lausanne. Working with them will make your learning fun, engaging and rewarding!

Looking for a photographer? Send us a quick message about your needs and we will get back to you within one day.

If you want join us as an Instructor, please drop us a few lines about yourself.

Instructors who teach in french can be found at the french version of this page.

Oguzhan (Osan) Altun

Altun Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate, Night, Lightroom, Photoshop

Osan left his corporate career in 2013 to follow his passion of photography. After graduating from New York Film Academy, he founded Swiss Photo Club to share his passion and create a community. He is specialised in Event, Wedding and portrait photography. He’s an avid traveller, with a considerable collection of landscape photos. He is also a certified Adobe Photoshop instructor.

Osan continuously strives to show something special about his subject and push the boundaries every time. His teaching style is crisp, to the point, and focused on getting the participant practice what she/he learned.

His portfolio is available at his website Altun Photography.


Julia Wimmerlin

Julia Wimmerlin Photography

CITY: Lausanne, Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate, Lightroom, Photoshop, Mobile

Julia is Ukrainian-born photographer living in La Côte region, Switzerland. After she left her native Kiev, she lived in France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan and the Philippines. She has degrees in Economics and Marketing that helped her to have a successful international marketing career for 15 years which she happily changed for photography in 2014.

Being nearly totally self-taught, she relies a lot on her advertising and marketing experience when constructing an image. Julia loves photography as a whole and will always bring something personal whether it’s a business portrait or a famous landmark.  Her strength is her creative approach combined with true emotions. Julia’s most famous images come from her travel, wildlife and creative portraiture having won international awards and being published internationally. Julia’s commercial specialization is in portrait, editorial/fashion and architecture. Julia is a regular contributor to the PhotoVogue site of Vogue Italia.

After winning the GPC Photo Awards jury prize in spring 2017, Julia joined Geneva Photo Club to share her passion and she is very much looking forward to welcome you into one of the many classes she’s teaching.


Elisabeth Fransdonk

Emotion in Photography

CITY: Lausanne
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate, Lightroom, Mobile

After having worked in advertising for many years, Elisabeth made the switch to the creative side and started her own photo studio EMO PHOTO 10 years ago. This switch allowed her to combine all her skills in one field: psychology by training, marketing communication by experience and photography by passion.

Her speciality in photography is Emotion, which shows in the very human approach she has developed over the years, focusing on revealing through photography the strength, beauty and authenticity of each person or service. She works in a number of fields of photography, like Architecture, Landscape, Portrait, Food, Fashion and Corporate Photography. She has had publications in a large number of magazines, and a large variety of examples of her work can be found on her website, on her Facebook page and on her Instagram account where she posts all her photos made with her iPhone.

As passionate as she is about her work, she is equally passionate about sharing her Love of Light as she calls it, and she is very much looking forward to welcome you into one of the many classes organised by Geneva Photo Club in Lausanne.

Elisabeth speaks 5 languages and can communicate in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish.


Eugene Theodore

Eugene Theodore Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Studio / Portraiture, Fashion

Eugene Theodore International Fashion and PR photographer. Expert in creating and capturing visual narratives with an authentic touch.

Eugene has been behind the lens for over 15 years, working internationally for corporate and private clients. He has been featured in New York’s EXPOSURE Gallery, been a Malta Fashion Week Fashion Photographer Finalist and had solo exhibitions in Scotland.

Trained at VOGUE and Studio Harcourt Paris, Eugene draws upon his experience in architectural and landscape photography to create a fashion fusion of unique and previously untold stories across colourful environments. At home shooting the CEO of a Fortune 500 and at play shooting the latest top designer collection in the Sahara, Eugene works equally well in-studio or on-location. However, his talent is most evident when he has the full resources of a site at his disposal.

Eugene is based between Geneva and London, frequently traveling across the globe on assignments taking him from the Fashion Week catwalks of Milan to underground rivers in Iceland. He is available for beauty and fashion assignments, executive portraits, corporate events and travel immersions.


Igor Khromov

Mr Kioff

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Street, Video

Igor is self-taught photographer from Ukraine. He began his photography journey as a Geneva street photographer.

In 2009 he has joined FlickR and participated in the project 365. Very soon his works were noticed by Getty Images team and he was invited join Getty Images Creatives.

Igor believes that straight out of camera photos could be fantastic, but to make them unique you have to edit them. He uses Lightroom for basic editing and Photoshop for some serious retouch.

If you want to learn how to turn your ordinary photo to an extraordinary one then, then join his Street Photography Course.


András Barta

András Barta Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Lightroom

András is a self-taught freelance photographer specializing in food, events, and product photography.

With varied work experiences under his belt and a keen interest in entrepreneurship, marketing, and branding, he uses photography as a creative outlet as well as a tool for engagement and communication.

András’ result-driven approach to photography uses all available tools at the disposal of the modern-day photographer. It’s that approach he shares in the Beginners Photography and Lightroom Courses.

He is fluent in English and French

Samuel Zeller

Samuel Zelller

Samuel Zeller Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: For FujiFilm Cameras: Beginners, Intermediate

Samuel is a freelance photographer based in Geneva. He draw on his past designer career to create images that are clean, precise and carefully composed. He strive to find beauty even in the coldest of industrial locations. His work has been published internationally.

He specialize in editorial, architecture and industrial photography. In 2015 he became a Fujifilm ambassador for Switzerland. He now gives Fujifilm, architecture and street photography private trainings with at Swiss Photo Club.


Georges Altman

Georges Altman Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate, Adolescents, Photoshop

Can’t help but scribble “mouths” when he has a pencil in his hands, Georges Altman develops from an early age an ability to produce images, on any support at hand, to the dismay of teachers having crossed his path. Compulsive drawing led him to study visual communication in Lausanne and Geneva, where he enthusiastically discovered video and photography.

Graduated as a visual communication designer, he worked for a while as a freelancer, but after a few years he left the world of graphic design for photography, which gave him much more freedom. Working as a visual arts teacher since 2007, he has also created his own photo studio in Carouge in 2010. Photography is fast becoming his main activity. Since 2015 he’s also working in an association as a designer and director of audio-visual educational content aimed at fighting discrimination.

Even if he touches everything in his photo mandates, the subjects allowing him to create expressive characters or polard’s atmospheres, as before with the drawing, are by far his favorites. Thus, the details, the scars and the chiaroscuro are quite natural in his portraits as in his architectural photos.

Fedi Gioia

Fedi Gioia

Fedi Gioia Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate

Fedi  was born in Italy and lived in Spain, England, Germany and since 2016 she lives in Switzerland. Passionate about photography since she was a child, she is experienced working in the digital marketing field. After a five years of corporate work, she took the decision to be a full time photographer. She enjoys telling stories via my images and her passion for food brought her to assist food photographers in London and specialising in food photography. She also enjoys taking pictures of anything that capture her attention and normally she works in portraiture, events, wedding, lifestyle and corporate. She speaks fluently Italian, Spanish, french, English and she has an intermediate level of German and Portuguese.

“Capturing moments and being able to tell a story through a photo camera is my passion and my job and I believe is magic.”

Her work is visible here

Malini Pittet

Christine Herman-Vetter

Sweet Dots Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Beginners, Intermediate, Photoshop

Christine was born and raised in Vienna, Austria.

She started working as a self-taught event photographer during her university studies in Vienna and moved to Geneva in 2011 to pursue her studies.

After working in event management in the United States she moved back to Geneva in 2015. This is when she decided to pursue her passion and love for photography.

She became a certified professional photographer in 2017 and followed various workshops to define her style over the years. She does both studio and outdoor photography.

With ‘Sweet Dots Photography’ she specializes in what she calls ‘happy moments/memory photography’: maternity, newborn, baby & child, family and couple portraiture. ‘I believe that not only remembering special moments in life but also capturing these true emotions for later is essential.’

She is fluent in English, French and German

Discover more about Christine and see more of her work at:

Malini Pittet

Malini Pittet

Malini Pittet Photography

CITY: Lausanne
CLASSES: Wildlife Photography

Following a decade of working as a researcher in wildlife conservation, specialising in large field ecology, Malini Pittet turned to wildlife photojournalism. The reason for the change in career was based on the possibility to reach a greater audience to create awareness about conservation through photography and story-telling.

Malini was born and brought up in India and moved to Europe to attend university. She completed a Master degree in  Biodiversity Conservation and Management at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent. Her various research projects gave her the opportunity to study leopards and tigers in India, Arabian leopards in Yemen as well as jaguars, pumas and ocelots in the Peruvian Amazon. Malini loves travelling and photographing wildlife around the world. Her travels have taken her to many countries around the world such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, , Oman, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar, Seychelles, Brazil and many more!

The combination of wildlife photography and travelling brings together a perfect combination, something Malini is keen to share. Learn about wildlife and nature photography with Malini and use these skills on your next nature holiday.

Discover more about Malini and see some of her work at:

Tomek Gola

Tomek Gola

Gola Pro Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Portrait Photography, Action Photography

Tomek Gola has been professional photographer for more than a decade. His clients include: Red Bull, National Geographic, Huawei, GE, Dr Irena Eris among others.

Besides commercial work he focuses on personal projects, which have won him recognition in polish and international photo contests.

Tomek holds BA degree at the Institute of Creative Photography in Czech Republic.

Tomek is based in Geneva, Switzerland and Warsaw, Poland, but operates worldwide.

Placido Faranda

Placido Faranda

Placido Faranda Photography

CITY: Geneva
CLASSES: Drone / Aerial Photography

Placido Faranda is an Award-winning and Worldwide published (National Geographic, Lonely planet, Vanity Fair, ABCnews, GQ etc.) aerial photographer whose style reflects a constant quest for new landscape colors and contrasts. Placido has been passionate about photography for over 10 years, combining DSLR and mirrorless camera technology to shoot travel and street photography.

Since 2016 he’s focused exclusively on drone photography, with a very distinctive top-down style that’s gained international attention on social media (TOP 50 aerial photographer of 2016 on Instagram’s @FROMWHEREIDRONE, an authority on aerial photography).

In 2017, his picture “Lady in Red” was a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards (travel category), placing it in the top 10 of 105,692 images entered from 182 countries. The same picture was also included in the World Photography Organization’s Sony Awards Traveling Exhibitions in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin. Another of his pictures, “Solidified Lava vs Forest” was awarded second place at the 2017 PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris (landscape category). “Solidified Lava vs Forest” gained further worldwide exposure after being featured on National Geographic’s homepage as the “Picture of the day” in the United States, China, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Brazil and Portugal. In October 2017 the picture was awarded second place at the IPA (International Photography Awards) and chosen by the awards’ curator for the “IPA Best of Show” exhibition in New York. In November 2017 “Solidified Lava vs Forest” was awarded 1st place at ND awards 2017 and chosen over 6849 entries from 89 countries.
In 2018, for the second year in a row, his picture “The Big Meringue” is finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards (Landscape and Nature category) placing it in the top 10 of 129,338 images entered from 183 countries. In June 2018 the same picture was awarded Winner of “San Francisco Bay International Photo Show 2018”.