The iconic Matterhorn in Zermatt Switzerland

Photoworkshop Zermatt

Zermatt offers fantastic mountain scenery amidst 38 four-thousand-meter peaks, crystal-clear mountain lakes, an imposing starry sky and of course the world-famous Matterhorn. It is a fantastic setting for photography.

Have you ever wished to take impressive night shots? To take photos of the beautiful mountains in the best light or capture back light photographs? During this workshop, we will show you how to realize your dream pictures, guide you to the most beautiful spots and support you in photographing.
  • The Matterhorn reflected in the lakes Riffelsee and Stellisee
  • Imposing night sky with stars and Milky Way (depending on weather)
  • Fantastic lighting moods for the golden and blue hour, including the Alpenglow on the peak of the Matterhorn at sunrise (depending on weather)
  • Individual coaching and support by the photo workshop instructors
  • this workshop will be held in English!
  • August 15 – 17, 2020 (fully booked)

    August 17 – 19, 2020 (fully booked)

    3 days / 2 nights

    minimun 8, maximum 10 participants

    Zermatt & Matterhorn with Riffelsee and Stellisee

    Program & Details

    Day 1
    After the individual journey we meet at noon in Zermatt. From here we will travel by train directly to the mountains to our first accommodation. After a small introduction with theory in the early afternoon, we will start taking pictures. After the early supper, we head out to take great shots at sunset, dawn, and night. If the sky is clear, we can capture fantastic photos of the night sky with the Milky Way.

    Day 2
    Today we set off before sunrise in order to be in the right place at the right time. After an extensive photo session in the best light, we head back to the hotel to get some strength from the breakfast. Then we head out to our next accommodation. In the early afternoon there is an image editing workshop.

    This afternoon resp. evening, we want to capture our dream photos again. If we are lucky and the weather is favourable, we can capture fantastic pictures of the Matterhorn reflected in the lake. Later, we want to photograph the imposing night sky again.

    Day 3
    We get up early and make our way to our photo location before sunrise. We shoot in the best light again before we go back to the accommodation for breakfast.

    After breakfast, we will discuss the previously taken pictures and undertake a final small image editing session.

    Around noon we take the train back to Zermatt, where the photo workshop officially ends.

    Workshop topics
    • Photography locations: Stellisee, Riffelsee, Gornergrat and more
    • Landscape photography with a focus on mountains, lakes, flowers etc. and of course the Matterhorn!
    • Night photography: The Milky Way and starry sky! (In clear weather condition)
    • Photographing in different lighting moods: golden hour, blue hour, backlight etc.
    • Special techniques like time lapse, panorama, focus stacking, time blending
    • Camera Settings (Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance)
    • Image composition
    • Use of filters
    • Workflow image editing (Lightroom / Photoshop)
    • If necessary, analysing pictures and feedback sessions
    For whom is this photo workshop Zermatt suitable:
    This workshop is aimed at beginners with basic knowledge (you know where to adjust aperture, time and ISO) as well as advanced photographers. We hike with the photographic equipment on the two days in each case about 2 to 4 hours. This workshop involves moderate walking on hiking trails. A moderate level of fitness is required on this tour.

    Recommended camera equipment
    • A camera with manual settings option (including reflex camera, system camera, bridge camera)
    • At least one lens in the normal range and a wide-angle lens for night photography. Ideally, the focal lengths of about 14 - 200mm are covered.
    • Tripod
    • If available: filter (polarization filter, grey gradient filter, grey filter), remote shutter release
    Workshop leaders
    Fotoworkshop Zermatt
    Fotoworkshop Zermatt
    Fotoworkshop Zermatt
    Fotoworkshop Zermatt


    Comfortable mountain hotel with a fantastic view
    Our hotel is located 2,500 meters above sea level and offers panoramic views of the mountains around Zermatt from all rooms. The hotel has direct access to hiking trails, a traditional restaurant, a spa, an outdoor hot tub overlooking the Matterhorn and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is a historic mountain hotel built in 1853 and renovated in 2014. The traditionally furnished rooms feature satellite TV and a bathroom with bathrobes and a hairdryer. From the sun terrace you can enjoy a direct view of the Matterhorn.

    There are enough double rooms available for the group.
    Hotel Riffelhaus
    Hotel Riffelhaus
    Hotel Riffelhaus
    Hotel Riffelhaus
    Romantic hut in the midst of nature
    The hut is located at 2,620 m above sea level, in the middle of the hiking area Sunnegga-Blauherd Rothorn. The large sun terrace with a unique view of the Matterhorn invites you to relax and enjoy. The property offers cottage romance with unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, and the Matterhorn reflection in lake Stellisee, only 20 minutes away.

    There are enough double rooms (with separate beds) available for the group.


    Included in the price
    • 1 night in a beautiful mountain hotel in a double room
    • 1 night in a mountain hut in a double room
    • Half board: breakfast and dinner (4-course-menu in the evening)
    • Wi-Fi and visits to the spa in the mountain hotel
    • Tourist tax
    • Intensive supervision and instruction by the workshop leaders (workshop will be held in English)
    • Detailed course documentation, recommendations for the photographic equipment and packing list
    • Including all mountain railway tickets from / to Zermatt (based on Half-Fare travelcard)
    Not included in the price
    • Individual arrival / return journey to and from Zermatt
    • All drinks
    • Lunch / picnic / snacks
    • Surcharge for train tickets from / to Zermatt, if no Half-Fare travelcard available: CHF 50.-
    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance
    Good to know
    • Zermatt is a car-free town. By car you have to drive to Täsch (parking available). From Täsch, the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn takes guests to Zermatt every 20 minutes.
    • The weather can change rapidly in the mountains. Therefore, bring appropriate clothing, preferably by wearing layers including rain jacket / pants and good, robust hiking boots.
    • For our group, enough double rooms are reserved. You are staying with another participant of the same sex in a double room (or if you register as a couple, with your companion).

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