Landscape Photography Workshop
Light and the Mountain Landscape with Christian Heeb - June 2nd & 3rd
on the Summit of the Säntis Mountain in Switzerland
Join ViewFinder and established landscape photographer Christian Heeb for an overnight on the Säntis Mountain in Northeast Switzerland. Our weekend outing will be an immersion into landscape photography in a stunning alpine setting. The comfortable (and recently renovated) Alter Saentis Lodge on the top of the Mountain will serve as our base camp on June 2nd and 3rd as we photograph the dramatic scenery, the sunset and the (optional) sunrise. This course will be limited to ca. 20 people. Matt Anderson (of ViewFinder) will be co-instructing with Christian.
Day One / Saturday June 2nd
Our program starts on Saturday afternoon with a presentation by Christian Heeb on “capturing the light“ followed by a question and answer session and a group dinner. After dinner we’ll head out to practice shooting during the “golden hour,” as we compose dramatic shots toward the Bodensee, Lichtenstein, and the Central Swiss Alps from this unique vantage point in Switzerland. Following our sunset shoot, there will be time for discussions over a warm drink inside the rustic Älter Säntis restaurant. Then we’ll head back out to practice some night time landscape photography. Today’s digital cameras are capable of capturing fantastic images of the night sky and stars if you know just a few tricks.
Day Two / Sunday June 3rd
After a good night sleep we’ll meet up for a sunrise shoot. There should be great views all the way to the Bodensee and toward the Churfirsten mountains. After photographing the sunrise, we’ll head back in for a swiss style breakfast at the lodge. When breakfast wraps up we will have another presentation of Christian Heeb’s travel and landscape photography followed by an image review session. Workshop participants will send in their two favorite images for an instructor critique. At midday on Sunday the Workshop ends, but if weather permits we’ll take a optional side trip to the Seealpsee where we can point our cameras at even more fantastic scenery.(Transportation to and from Seealpsee must be independently arranged).
Christian Heeb is a world renowned Travel Photographer based in Bend, Oregon (USA). Born in St.Gallen, Switzerland, Christian and his wife Regula have visited over 70 countries and produced images for over 130 successful Coffee Table Books. Their photographs appear in magazines such as Lufthansa Magazin, Geo Saison, Grands Reportages, National Geographic Traveller - Worldwide, and more. They are the owners of the Cascade Center of Photography - a gallery, photo studio, and workshop center in Bend, OR.