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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. 

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.

 

Coppet Port
CREDIT: Jill Taylor ARPS

Committee:

Chapter Organiser: Rob Kershaw ARPS

 

Chapter Treasurer: Richard Tucker FRPS

 

Chapter Secretary: Jill Taylor ARPS

 

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'Home Straight' By Chris Jenkins
CREDIT: Christopher Jenkins

Favourite monthly images

 

Each month the Chapter selects an 'image of the month'. See some previous images here.

Previous Favourites

News:

'The Leaning Tower Of Chrysler'
CREDIT: Candia Peterson ARPS

'The Leaning Tower of Chrysler'

"The Chrysler Building is my favourites of the early New York skyscrapers, so much more delicate than the Empire State....

 

January Favourite
'City Time'
CREDIT: Rob Kershaw ARPS

City Time

"I experimented in Photoshop to give a different perspective on the City.... 

December Favourite
'Storm Over Lac Leman' Rob Kershaw ARPS
CREDIT: Rob Kershaw ARPS

November Favourite

 

"Heading home from Lausanne through the vineyards above Lac Leman, the storm over the lake was quickly catching up with us. There was just time for a quick shot before we were engulfed with rain."

November Favourite
'Early Morning Mist Over La Marne' By Rob Kershaw ARPS
CREDIT: Rob Kershaw ARPS

Early morning mist over La Marne

 

"Leaving our hotel in France on the way home, our route took us over a bridge over the Marne revealing this splendid vista....."

 

October Favourite
'The Overhang' By Candia Peterson ARPS
CREDIT: Candia Peterson ARPS

'The Overhang'

"I took the image at the Evanston Campus of North West University, the building is the school of music.  The campus is on the edge of Lake Michigan and is set in beautiful parkland".......  

 

September Favourite
'Pond To Forest' Rob Kershaw ARPS
CREDIT: Rob Kershaw ARPS

'Pond to Forest'

"I was out for a walk and carrying my Canon G7 X and I spotted a view that I thought would make a good ICM shot BUT I could not achieve that with the camera I had........

August Favourite

Events:

Attendees work from a recent Portrait workshop:

R Tucker Dave Talking
CREDIT: Richard Tucker ARPS

'Dave Talking' by Richard Tucker ARPS

"Using the facilities of the Zurich International Photo Club, The aim of this workshop was to limit the lighting options to artificial studio lights." 

Richard Tucker ARPS
N Dodds Dave Seated
CREDIT: Neil Dodds

'Dave Seated' by Neil Dodd

"So it was a Sunday and the sun was out, so why go into a basement with high ceilings and no windows you ask? Well it was a chance to learn about shooting portraits in the well equipped PICZ studio in Zurich. After some initial organisation, Richard who had organised the workshop gave a very informative presentation on different examples of Portrait Lighting. This covered lighting techniques and styles introducing us to some well known portrait photographers...." 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Dodd
U Albrecht Dave 1
CREDIT: Urs Albrecht LRPS

'Dave 1' by Urs Albrecht LRPS

"On this sunny Sunday I met Richard a bit early to set up the studio. The first problem that we faced was to find the Code-Box that contained the keys. After a few mails we finally managed to enter the very nice and well-equipped studio. Richard presented masterpieces of portrait photography via a beamer and explained the light settings used by the photographers. After this warm-up it was our turn to play with the lights. After we managed to couple the flashes with our cameras we practiced first on ourselves before the models arrived....."

Urs Albrecht
J Weinmann Portrait 3
CREDIT: Jane Weinmann

'Portrait 3'

"Attending this portrait workshop was a bit of a breakthrough for me. I normally avoid taking images of people, especially portraits as I always think, I'm not fast enough or I won't be able to do the person justice. To my surprise I found myself having fun and enjoying the experience of working with a group and two very willing and photogenic models. It was especially interesting to experiment with the light and in the end I was very pleased with the outcome. I am sure I'll have much more confidence next time! Thank you to Richard for organising the event."

 

Jane Weinmann's Portraits

Members' Work:

6 X 6 is a quarterly publication showcasing the variety and talent found in the membership of the Swiss Chapter. 

Distinctions:

RNT's F 1
CREDIT: Richard Tucker FRPS

'This is not a metaphor'

Richard Tucker's recent FRPS success was in the form of a lay flat photo book and compares the tunnels created by ants in their nests to the tunnels under our railway stations.

RNT's F distinction