Photography course for beginners 2 days in Lucerne

Provided by: Passenger Diaries Switzerland Tours & Experiences

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Dive into the world of photography with this hands-on fundamentals course. Learn lots of new things on day 1 and expand your knowledge and skills on day 2.

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About this This offer

Dive into the world of photography with this hands-on fundamentals course. Learn lots of new things on day 1 and expand your knowledge and skills on day 2.

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6 hours photography course divided into 2 days

Perfect for beginners without prior knowledge

Expert course guidance by travel photographer Luis Fernando Medina Salazar

Practice and many exciting experiments are in the foreground

Learn about aperture, focal length, motion blur, light levels, high and low key situations, histograms, and more.

Direct application of what you have learned in the picturesque city of Lucerne

High quality handout and many valuable tips from the professional


Two 3-hour courses spread over 2 days

Expert course management

High quality handout

Camera, memory cards, batteries


This course combines two basic courses and offers the optimal learning success! The design of the images through focus / blur, as well as the conscious use and handling of light, form the focus The joy of experimenting with your camera is of course not neglected! Great impressions and photos guaranteed.

You can expect a 2-day course of 3 hours each, in which you learn and apply the most important basics of photography!

Meeting point: Old Town Lucerne.

In the middle of the city you will meet your instructor, from where the photo tour through Lucerne starts.

Preparation: Material.

Bring your own camera, enough empty memory cards and a full battery

You will learn: All about the basics of photography and beyond

Together with the course leader, you'll wander through the city and continuously apply everything you've learned. This course combines theory, practice and a lot of fun! By means of exciting experiments you will learn about

By means of many exciting experiments, you will deal with the following topics on day 1:

  • Understanding and using ISO/aperture/time
  • Setting the ISO number to match the lighting situation
  • Designing the focus area via the aperture
  • Designing the focus range via the focal length
  • Shaping the area of focus using distance
  • Designing motion blur
  • Shaping through controlled camera movement
  • Introduction to image design
  • Constructive image discussion

Day 2 also begins directly in the old town of Lucerne. Again, we will take pictures outdoors - just like on your vacation trip. With the help of many practical examples you will learn more about:

  • From light value to tone value
  • Creating light atmospheres
  • Highkey situations
  • Lowkey situations
  • Backlight situations
  • Recognizing exciting lighting situations
  • Creative work on the subject
  • Using the camera's built-in flash correctly
  • Brightening with light shapers
  • Finding the right white balance
  • Understanding and using the histogram
  • Working in manual mode

Of course, you will discuss your images with the course instructor beforehand and thus receive many useful tips directly from the professional.

Practical Information:

  • German, English, Spanish
  • Own system or SLR camera with memory cards and batteries required
  • Additional equipment like tripod etc. optional
  • Travel by public transport recommended
  • If available, take camera manual with you
  • You work in the focal length range of about 18-200mm
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Individual start time of the course can be arranged after booking with the provider

Swiss Activities Tip

You feel a bit chilly after the outdoor course criss-cross through Lucerne? Then head to the cocktail bar "Suite" right next to the train station. There are several cozy fireplaces blazing in the bar. And maybe you'll even pull out your camera again; the view high above the roofs of Lucerne is unique! So it's worth it even when the temperatures are warmer...

Additional material

If you like, you are welcome to bring more material to experiment with on day 2

  • Second lens (you will be working in the focal length range of 24-70mm
  • telephoto lens
  • tripod
  • Reflector (gold/silver/black/white/zebra)
  • Lens hood

Important Information

  • Bring: own camera, empty memory cards, full battery + spare batteries (if available), weatherproof clothing

Meeting Points

Luzern, Zentralstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland

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