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Switzerland

A country of lakes and mountains.

Welcome to the Swiss Chapter!

We welcome members from both Switzerland and neighbouring countries

The Swiss chapter was founded in 2012 and we are now some 35 members of varying ages and experience. We have both professional and amateur photographers of different nationalities with a number of us possessing RPS distinctions. We welcome members from both Switzerland and neighbouring countries.

Every year we aim to have 5 or 6 meetings covering visits to exhibitions, workshops and distinction advisory days. Switzerland is not a large country; it is therefore quite easy to reach our meetings by train or car. The meetings mainly take place in Murten, Biel or Zurich. See 'Events'.

We also run a monthly e-circle where we critique each other's work and decide which one is our favourite of the month. See 'News'.

The chapter relies on volunteers and people willing to participate in its activities. If you are able to suggest an event please contact the chapter organiser, Rob Kershaw, via email:

rob.kershaw@bluewin.ch

If you'd like to help with any of the administration of the chapter, please also contact Rob.

 

We Are:

Chapter Organiser: Rob Kershaw ARPS

Chapter Treasurer: Richard Tucker ARPS

Chapter Secretary: Jill Taylor LRPS

For more information see 'Committee'

NEWS:

'Betty' By Richard Tucker ARPS

'Betty' by Richard Tucker ARPS

This portrait of Betty can be described as: "After picking cherries and having a well earned glass of wine, a chance distraction allowed me to get a few pictures of Betty. She seems to have gone somewhere else for a moment. Photographing faces, trying to find the person within, is close to an obsession"

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August Favourite
'A World Beyond The Mountains' By David Mere

'A World beyond the mountains' by David Mere

This was David Mere's first entry in our monthly e-circle and it was the group's clear favourite. Well done David!

" With the hot weather our lock-down exercise walks took place during the late evening in the local countryside. I had been trying to photograph the agricultural landscape under the low and rather magical light. Camera was shut down with the feeling that the evening's photography had come to an end. However, just as a field was rounded, the mountains came into view and so, inescapably, did the rising moon.  Emergency action........

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July Favourite
'Southwold Pier' By Rob Kershaw ARPS

'Southwold Pier' by Rob Kershaw ARPS

This is our favourite image for June.


"I managed to get up early, after staying the night in Southwold with a view to take photos of the sunrise and the light on the beach huts. The sunrise itself was not too spectacular but I was attracted to the light behind the pier and the dark cloud formation above it. With the camera on a tripod the exposure time was 1.3 secs, long enough to.......

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June Favourite

EVENTS:

Zurich

Portrait session in Zurich

As the Covid pandemic has largely dispersed in Switzerland, the chapter feels we are able to go ahead with a second session on Portrait Photography in October this year.

DUE TO THE ONGOING INCREASE IN CASES OF COVID, THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.

 

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Portrait Session