Verzasca 2013

Professional Workshop: Dramatic ambient light – creative speedlights

A high-profile workshop with professional photographers Felix Peter (Switzerland) and Gilbert Ludwig (Finland). Felix and Gilbert are specialized in portrait, wedding and nude art photography and are experienced photoshop experts. Using both natural and artificial light, their vision is to produce dramatic and stunning images that simply take your breath away.

The workshop is aimed at both amateur and advanced photographers and offers a wide know-how about camera handling, the use of natural and flash lighting, portrait/fashion and fine art nude photography, model guidance, RAW workflow and digital processing. The knowledge, reliability and enthusiasm of Felix & Gilbert guarantee inspiration and an unforgettable experience to all participants. International participants are welcome, we speak german, english, french and finnish!

Workshop Themes:

  • Location Scouting
  • Natural light
  • Models guidance and posing
  • NudeArt (aesthetical  and spectacular art nude photography in the wild nature of Valle Vesazca)
  • Creative use of speedlights
  • Dramatic Fashion & Portraitphotography with natural light and speedlights
  • RAW- & JPG -workflow
  • FineArtNude image processing
  • Beauty retouching
  • Tips & Tricks of digital enhancement

Minimum requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of camera handling (Aperture & Shutterspeed etc)
  • A digital SLR
  • Laptop with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Nice to have:

  • – 2 bis 3 lenses from 24-200mm (35mm equivalent)
  • – Speedlight
  • – Tripod


The workshop lasts 5 days. On days 1, 3 and 5 we focus on Fine art nude photography, working with professional models at different locations along the valleys of Versazca and Maggia. On days 2 and 4 on we focus on portrait/fashion/sports, the use of speedligts and image processing/beauty retouching.

The workshop modules can be booked individually or as a package


  •            1 Day  = CHF 590.00
  •            2 Days = CHF 990.00
  •            5 Days = CHF 1’490.00

1 CHF = approx. 0.87€

Price covers workshop and model fees and the use of indoor locations, as well as Swiss VAT. Nor included are: accomodation, food, travel to and from Valle Versazca, insurance

The daily shooting locations at Valle Versazca are between the villages of Vogorno and Gerra. We advise the participants to look for accomodation somwhere in this area. There numerous apartments/cottages that can be rented in this area.  ==> Cottages
Daily schedule

08.00-11.30h  photoshooting 1
11.30-15.30h  lunch, theory & photoshop etc.
15.30-19.00h  photoshooting 2
about 19.30h  dinner

The schedule is flexible and may be adapted to weather conditions

Bookings & further info: (in german) (in english)


Have a look at the gallery from the 2012 workshop here.



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