When I gave myself a photography class Birthday gift, I thought it would be a perfect date night. I could learn something new, and my un-interested husband might pick up enough skill to take a photo of me and the kids occasionally. For weeks I looked forward to our Christmas time photo class, but my daughter came down with a nasty virus the night before class and my husband took on the job as nurse for the day.
I met Andaleeb Lilley, Photographer and Living in Luzern Sponsor, to improved my technique, learned about ISO, Aperture, Shutter speed, White Balance, composition- how to adjust it, and why I need to. Andaleeb is easy going, and made complicated technical concepts simple to understand. She shared the perfect amount of intro-info to get me excited and eager to try out the new tips with out feeling the slightest bit overwhelmed. We wrapped up in coats and headed outside the studio to apply what I had just learned. It was fun and the hands on portion allowed me to have the professional advise to capture some of the beautiful scenes we see everyday in Switzerland. I know my friends and family back in the tropical deep south (South Carolina USA) adore seeing the uniquely Swiss scenery and being able to experience a snowy Christmas through my images.
I mean look at this little shed with antlers-THIS IS FOR REALS!
How bout this row of mill houses in Baar?! SO cute with frosted trees, red painted houses, and chimney smoke sending puffs into the air. I wanna live here!
If I didn’t have sick kids back home I can imagine taking a stroll through the forest snapping away at the frosty grass and trees with my sweety, and a thermos of hot coco~ how romantic!
Andaleeb shared a great tip about a shop near Zurich where you can get your camera serviced, buy equipment, and rent lenses. Check out Profot if you need a recommended camera shop.
It is this time of year, when I take the time to reflect and set goals that I am eager to take classes and spend time focusing on improvement. If your looking to get to know your SLR camera better, improve your photos, and capture beautiful memories I recommend spending a few hours with Andaleeb, for 120 chf you get a great intro, some great snaps, and you get to meet a terrific lady who is an asset to our English speaking community!
Tel: +41 79 654 4115