Keyword archive for: 2016

up and away

Ueli Wälti, one of the founding fathers of Photo Münsingen, is presenting an exhibition for his 70th birthday. Under the theme 'up and away', 60 photographers associated with Photo Münsingen will be exhibiting pictures from trips around the world.

Exhibition in the Schlossgutsaal Münsingen:
Friday, September 23, 2016, 10 a.m. - 21 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 a.m. - 18 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10 a.m. - 17 p.m.

Exhibition in the Migros Club School in Thun:
October 1, 2016 to February 25, 2017
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 22 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 16 p.m.
Sunday: closed

3152 kilometers on foot with the shopping cart through down under

GLOBAL AV productions has been for a long time sponsor the Photo Muensingen. Christian Zimmermann (the «Trolley-Man»), one of the two brothers who run this company, has a very special project this summer: he wants the Stuart Highway (North-South connection of Australia) on foot with the shopping cart. He has been on the road since the end of May 2016; follow this unique, ambitious project under the Facebook account of Global AV productions.

Photo Muensingen in the media

Find out more about the 17th Photo Münsingen from current media reports:, May 6, 2016: Photo Münsingen 2016: A tour through the exhibitions
Radio neo1, May 6, 2016: Photo Münsingen provides insights into training companies
Berner Zeitung, May 6, 2016: Grade 1 is taboo, May 5, 2016: Photo Münsingen Award 2016: These are the winners
The federal government, May 4, 2016: Photo Münsingen 2016, everyday life as a sensation
BERN-OST News, May 4, 2016: Photo Münsingen: Of clouds, bears and energy
Bernese Landbote, April 19, 2016: The drone enriches the art of photography

A very special cake

Many assistants work in the background for the “Photo Café” and make fine cakes and pastries. He has a very special cake Solothurn Photo Club made available. Thank you very much!


Passion for "historical photography"

darkroom car_1870

The reconstruction of a darkroom wagon from around 1870 will be used for the first time at Photo Münsingen 2016 as part of the wet plate workshops.

Peter Michels and Nadine Reding share a passion for historical photography. The two got to know each other during a discussion on a social media portal. After an intensive exchange, they began to intensify their cooperation.

Peter Michel's artistic passion lies in taking photographs using historical techniques. He has written a textbook on wet plate technology; 'The Collodium' has now become the standard work in German. Michels moves passionately on every photographic stage, whether digital or analog, as an artist as well as a curator. Peter Michels founded the in 2005 Fotokultur GmbH in Wald (ZH), in 2015 the publishing house Fotokultur Medien in Tuttlingen (DE) was added. He works for institutional clients such as museums as well as private companies.

Nadine Reding was the last photo retoucher to complete her apprenticeship in Switzerland and studied the restoration and conservation of photographs. She continued her education at the George Eastman House in Rochester and in Vienna. She has been working in her studio for over 10 years focus for photo restoration in Bern. She works for the Musée de l'Elysée, various state archives, the ETH image archive in Zurich and many more.

At the Photo Münsingen, the two share a tent on the Schlossplatz. Of course, you can learn the wet plate technique in Peter Michels' workshops or have your own portrait taken. Nadine Reding shows historical photographs from her collection and is happy to give tips on how to keep her valuable family photos so that later generations can enjoy them as well.

Another special attraction are Washi films: a few years ago a young Frenchman came up with the idea of ​​making a paper film. After a few experiments, he made his breakthrough on Japanese Washi paper, and a new kind of creative product was born. If you have a medium format camera, you can pick up a Washi paper film in the tent, try it out and then develop it yourself under supervision in the evening.

Planet of the Sparrows

It is the wild animal that comes closest to humans and yet never became a pet. House sparrows colonize cities around the world. Be it the Cham el-Chalili (one of the oldest markets in the world) in Cairo, the Notre Dame in Paris or a traffic light high above Broadway in New York; they are at home everywhere. However, the short-haul pilot would not have made the stretch across the sea to the Big Apple on its own; it was imported with cattle ships from Holland. The sparrow (old German for 'fidget') has even been declared an enemy of the people. Mao let this 'damned creature' (he supposedly ate people's rice) scare nationwide for three days until the last fell from the sky, in the end 2 billion birds were dead. As a result, pests took over and Russian tree sparrows were introduced had to ...

The exhibition "Sparrows»By Anton Riedo can be seen in the«Photo arena» the Photo Münsingen 2016.





Trailer for "The Green Roof of Europe"

What can you expect from the big Friday evening show «The green roof of Europe" from Berndt Fischer on May 6, 2016 at 19:00 p.m.? The following trailer gives you an impression of it ...

Digital photography for beginners

You bought the digital camera and you are overwhelmed by the buttons, switches and functions. What is important? What not? Photo Münsingen offers you an introductory course after which you will know the camera better and be able to use the most important functions. After a relaxed theoretical part, you will apply what you have learned on a tour of Münsingen, view the results, learn from them and be prepared for future successful photography excursions. The seminar leader Christoph Bürki has many years of experience and imparts his knowledge without unnecessary technical terms.

Information and registration at:

Short seminars «Color management»

color selectionHow can you achieve consistent and reproducible color across all your input and output devices? In four short seminars at Photo Münsingen 2016 you will receive the answers from Peter Brechbühl, company imaprint. Using tried and tested teaching materials, you will learn the basics of color-correct work. Be it the camera, scanner, screen or printer; After this introductory course you will know what to look out for. You will also receive information about which hardware and software will make your workflow easier.

The following short seminars will be offered on Saturday, May 7, 2016:

9: 00-10: 30 a.m .: Details
11: 00-12: 30 a.m .: Details
13: 00-14: 30 a.m .: Details
17: 00-18: 30 a.m .: Details

The man with the drone is back

It was already on display at Photo Münsingen 2015, and now it will be Michael Kohler also be present at the Photo Münsingen 2016. He leads with his colleague Chris Thomann from DRONE Factory two seminars. In it, the participants learn what types of drones there are, where flying is allowed, they learn to fly and at the end of the course are allowed to take the pictures and videos home with them.

Course 1: Friday, May 6, 2016, 14–17 p.m., Details

Course 2: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 9 am-12pm, Details

Here is a sample video of the 'Team BlackSheep':