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Photography course for smartphones

Arts, Photography at Verbier Station 

  • In these introductory lessons, you’ll receive information and helpful tips as you capture the spectacularly beautiful landscapes of Verbier and the surrounding area on your smartphone.

    Summer and autumn are the ideal seasons for capturing the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps in all their splendour in a photograph. After a short theoretical lesson, you will set off on a walk to discover the natural beauty of the region of... Summer and autumn are the ideal seasons for capturing the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps in all their splendour in a photograph. After a short theoretical lesson, you will set off on a walk to discover the natural beauty of the region of Verbier, which will be your “classroom” and provide the inspiration behind your photography. The outings will be adapted depending on the season and physical capacity of the participants, allowing you to take full advantage of your time with Sébastien Albert.

    Theoretical teaching will be kept to a minimum, with the training focused on the practical aspects of photography so that you can gain as much experience as possible in your nature surroundings.
    The gaze will be centred on the shapes and textures of the countryside, and every effort will be made to capture the splendour of the mountain landscapes in a balanced and creative fashion.

    Throughout the morning of the course, we will look at the following subjects:
    1. USING NATURAL LIGHT
    Understand where the light is coming from and the effect it has on your subject.
    • Recognise different types of light (backlighting, shafts of light effect, etc.)
    • Create depth using an interplay of shadows and lights
    2. COMPOSITION
    Apply general rules to create well-balanced images with a big visual impact.
    • Focus (capturing with precision and singling out the main subject(s))
    • Rule of thirds (understand what this means and learn to use it wisely)
    • Simplicity (learn how to convey a clear message through the simplicity of the composition)
    • Leading lines (create an image full of energy and movement: graceful curves or dynamic diagonals)
    • Repetition (learn to repeat shapes and textures: patterns for creating rhythm and movement)

    Individual attention will be given to each participant and each camera brand.
    At the end of the outing, you will be asked to choose your favourite images and send them to your teacher, who will send you some constructive feedback in return.
    What do I need to do?
    1. Online registration is mandatory before 4 pm the day before the trip. No reservation by email. Activtiy 1x free with VIP Pass. Without VIP Pass, pay for the activity at the Verbier or Le Châble tourist office before the activity starts.
    2. Meet at the PhotoVerbier gallery at 9 am, rue de Médran 2 (opposite the cinema)
    3. Theoretical lesson (getting to know the camera on your smartphone, learning about the fundamental elements of light and composition)
    4. Set off on the day's walk at 10.15 am.
    5. Return to the departure point at around 12.45 pm with feedback and final discussion
    6. The course ends at 1 pm.

    Please note that the details of the programme above serve as a guide only and are subject to change without notice, depending on the weather conditions and any unforeseen circumstances.

    Equipment:
    Smartphone (ideally a fairly recent model), fully charged
    Charger
    Appropriate clothing: long-sleeved jumper, waterproof and windproof jacket, possibly hat and gloves (considering that the weather can change quickly in the mountains)
    Sturdy walking footwear
    Pen and notebook for taking notes
    Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun lotion, etc.)
    Bottle of water
    Online registration is mandatory. No reservation by email. Activtiy 1x free with VIP Pass. Without VIP Pass, pay for the activity at the Verbier or Le Châble tourist office before the activity starts.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
  • From July 1, 2020 to October 28, 2020
  • Adult
    50 CHF
  • Reduced price

    • Free with VIP Pass

  • Details of cancellation:
    No refunds will be given to customers who cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the activity.
Openings
  • From July 1, 2020
    until October 28, 2020
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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