Photo Class Birthday~ in English


row of houses with text

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.

me snapping photos

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!

b_w shed closeup_1

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!

row of houses wide

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!

bridge directional sign

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!

Andaleeb Lilley Photography

Tel: +41 79 654 4115


5 thoughts on “Photo Class Birthday~ in English

  1. Beautiful pictures! I would want to live there too….until I remembered that snow is COLD and the temps here dipping down to 15 degrees is about to freeze me to death, but I definitely want to visit! 🙂

  2. We drove past your Jones Road house the other day & I commented to Scott about what a great eye for design you have. Your photos look amazing. I especially love the red house picture – it reminds me of the Bing screen the other day – but I like yours more.

    I am stalking the UPS man today as I wait for my new DSLR to come. The other one had a few falls (both times I tripped) and then tried to bask in the powdery sand of Junkanoo Beach.

  3. Beautiful photos, Hollee! I’m totally gonna do this – my mom even mentioned she could could give this to me as a gift 🙂 I really want to be able to use my camera to all its potential, this is a super idea!

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