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  • Lecture 2018

    Philipp Dubs, long exposures during the day

  • Place

    Kirch­ge­mein­de­haus Room U1

  • Time

    Thursday, May 10, 2018, 16.30 - 17.30

Long exposures during the day

How are pictures created in which the water surface is completely smooth or the clouds have no clear structures but look very soft? And this was only photographed on the day. One speaks of long exposures during the day. In this seminar you will learn how such recordings are made and what you have to pay attention to in order to get such impressive pictures. You will also find out which equipment you need and which filter systems are available. So that you can photograph such pictures yourself.

Philipp Dubs

In front of and behind the camera - a career with detours.

There was no telling that photography would one day become my profession. It all started quite harmlessly: Growing up on Lake Zurich, I felt much freer outside the school walls. Getting around was my thing, I preferred to leave the study to others. Training as an electrician therefore seemed the right way. My free time was fulfilled by the sea scouts. Set sail - just the thing for me.

To record my experiences, a diary, lazy to write as I was, was out of the question. A camera served me much better and became a faithful companion. Documenting life in this way was fun. I started to like the place behind the camera. At a photo workshop by Markus Bissig (subject “Water and Music”) it clicked: I wanted to be able to take photos. See what everyone sees, but take a picture of it in a way that nobody has seen before. I was fascinated. Fascinated by designing pictures in such a way that they tell their own story.

How my story would go on was clear: I wanted to turn my hobby into a job. It worked, but took a while: two years as a camera technician in the repair shop of Minolta Switzerland, one year as a clerk in a photo laboratory and mainly seven years as a photo assistant and digital operator with great photographers in numerous locations around the world.

This way of learning was a great adventure and has led to the fact that today I am able to work as a photographer for agencies, newspapers and magazines. But it has also led to the fact that I am happy to pass on my experience because I like the way that practical knowledge is imparted. So it's time to get back in front of the camera. With photomundo.