Workshop for camera beginners

SPRING 2019   |   VEVEY

Photography workshop for beginners - fun, creative and inspirational.

​Shooting in automatic modes all the time and never tried other ones because you don’t have a clue what they do? Then this workshop is for you.


Discover how to use your camera to take great pictures you always wanted!

Date: spring 2019 (Sunday) - Time to be confirmed - contact us to to book your spot or for reminder

Time: 8:30 - 12:30

Place: Vevey center, apx. 5 min walking distance from the train station

We will cover:



  • learn your camera - basic functions

  • aperture, shutter speed, ISO

  • correct exposure and creatively correct exposure

  • depth of field, focal length, lenses

  • white balance

  • focusing and focus points

  • creative photography techniques
    (subject isolation, freezing the action, motion, panning, zooming and more)



  • basic of composition - rule of thirds, using of horizontal line

  • breaking the rule of thirds

  • elements of design and how to use them

  • creative composition techniques
    (frame in the frame, negative space, filling the frame, reflections)

  • working your subject, different angles/points of view


... and of course any individual needs, problems and questions.

We are very proud of our learning concept - all our workshops are built with "hands on" approach!
We will meet in our Vevey classroom for a very brief theory introduction and we will immediately continue practicing all the topics inside and outside the classroom. Every participant will immediately try all the topics with own camera and will understand all covered topics once for all!

Learn by practicing and you can be sure you will soon take control of your camera and make not a snapshot but THE image! Plus, have fun and fantastic experience and take great photographs!


Small group of 4 - 8 (max) participants - individual mentoring guaranteed.

Language: English


  • no prior photography knowledge needed

  • digital DSLR camera or a digital compact with manual settings

  • memory card(s) 

  • fully charged battery

  • enthusiasm and comfortable shoes :-)

What is also included:

  • experienced instructor

  • valuable workshop materials (40+ pages)

  • coffee, tea and water

  • assignment/homework after the workshop to practise individually everything we have learned and written or video feedback 

  • access to the closed Facebook group (for workshop participants only!)  - we do have this group to keep in touch with everyone and share photos, photo experience and to answer any questions anytime after the workshop 

Price: 199 CHF

Online secure payment with your card. Payment via bank transfer available, please contact us.

Our previous students gallery:

What participants say about our workshop:

I really enjoyed it and I have learned a lot of new things. It was also great that is was really hands-on and practising a lot, not too much theory during the workshop. I started looking at the world differently again :-) It is probably the first time I’m looking forward to a homework assignment ;-) A big thank you!

Mariel Westendorp, St Legier

Thank you! Good learning with clear concepts and good fun!

Josué De La Maza, Vevey

I learned so much today and can not thank you both enough. I have already been practicing on all of the skills you taught us today. Thank you for unleashing the potential in my camera, and me, I am truly overjoyed to be able to capture moments in confidence of a great result. You guys are awesome!

Louise Al Taher, Montreux

Taking the photography workshop with Pixien it has been very useful for my hobby. I learned all about basic settings for my camera, photography tricks and, the best of all, in a very entertaining, hands-on and funny way! Now my pictures look much better! I widely recommend the workshop!
Ruben Cruz, Corseaux


I was pleased to attend Pixien workshop when I've learned how to benefit from all manual adjustments - skipping auto mode. The workshop time goes very fast but provides very useful and valuable information. Thanks for the workshop and valuable tips.
Lina Otaka Fujimaki, La Tour de Peilz

Monika showed me how I could bring out the maximum from my digital camera. Just a little adjustment and picture is completely different.

Agnes Baranyai, Lausanne 

​Interested? Contact us for more info: 

Cancellation policy: Last moment change of plans? No problem, just let us know asap. Your payment is non refundable, but can be fully used for next workshop.

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