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Smartphone Photography Courses

Arts, Photography at Verbier Station 

  • Offering useful information and practical tips, these courses focus on putting theory into practice so as to capture Nature’s inspirational beauty of Verbier and its surroundings.

  • Formal classroom instruction will be kept to a minimum; emphasis will be put on gaining as much ‘hands-on’ experience as possible in the field.

    Small groups of no more than six participants will ensure that everyone receives individual attention according to each and everyone’s specific needs.

    We will explore the following topics:

    1. The use of natural light :
    Understanding where the light comes from and its influence on your subject.
    • Recognizing the different types of light...
    Formal classroom instruction will be kept to a minimum; emphasis will be put on gaining as much ‘hands-on’ experience as possible in the field.

    Small groups of no more than six participants will ensure that everyone receives individual attention according to each and everyone’s specific needs.

    We will explore the following topics:

    1. The use of natural light :
    Understanding where the light comes from and its influence on your subject.
    • Recognizing the different types of light (back-lighting, side light, etc.)
    • Creating depth with a play of light and shadow

    2. Composition :
    Applying general rules to create well-balanced images with a strong visual impact.
    • Focal Point (pinpointing & isolating the main subject(s))
    • Rule of Thirds (understanding it & how to put it to good use)
    • Simplicity (presenting a clear message by keeping the composition simple)
    • Leading Lines (creating energy & movement in the image: graceful curves and/or dynamic diagonals)
    • Repetition (looking out for repetition of shapes & textures: creating rhythm and motion with patterns)

    More about the teacher :
    Sébastien Albert, professional photographer - www.trobophoto.com
    Originally from Canada and an unconditional lover of the mountain lifestyle, Sébastien Albert came to the Swiss Alps over 20 years ago. He decided to make Verbier his home after being seduced by its majestic beauty.
    What do I need to do?
    1. Online registration is mandatory before 4 pm the day before the trip. No reservation by email.
    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 10.30 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

    All activities organised by the Verbier – Val de Bagnes Tourist Office comply with the protection measures set out by the Federal Office of Public Health and the restrictions imposed by cantonal or federal authorities to fight the spread of COVID-19.
    Online registration is mandatory, no reservation by email.
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Rates

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Online payment
  • From December 14, 2020 to December 31, 2020
  • From January 1, 2021 to April 19, 2021
  • One price
    60 CHF
  • Details of cancellation:
    No refunds will be given to customers who cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • One price
    60 CHF
  • Details of cancellation:
    No refunds will be given to customers who cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the activity.
Openings
  • From December 14, 2020
    until April 19, 2021
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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