CERN Accelerating science


2017 NEW: Three courses available – full day course (Saturday 14.1.2017), full day course (Saturday 21.1.2017) and “regular” course on Wednesdays (4 Wednesdays starting 1.3.2017). All courses cover same topics and have same proportion of practical and theory.

1) Saturday course :

14.1.2017 (10.00 – 14.00 and 15.00 – 19.00)

2) Saturday course :

21.1.2017 (10.00 – 14.00 and 15.00 – 19.00)

3) Regular Wednesdays course:

 starting Wednesday 1.3.2017 at 18.00.

(4 lessons: 1.3., 15.3., 29.3, 5.4 at 18.00)

For all courses 

Where: CERN PhotoClub Building 566 CERN Meyrin

Price: Free for CERN PhotoClub Members 2017

Level: Beginners

Language: English 

Teachers:  Martin Fürbach (Saturdays and Wednesdays)+ Wednesdays helpers from members of the club (practical activities in small groups of 4-5 participants with teacher from club)

Number of participants: 7 (Saturdays), 18 (Wed)

Limited number of DSLR cameras can be borrowed for course. Please let me know if you would need borrow camera in advance.

Additional info valid for all courses:

This course will teach you how to Think as a Photographer giving you a global view of the basic photography art and technique in order to watch the world with the eyes of a photographer, and stimulate your brain to take good photos in all situations, using whatever camera you have, and most of all, to understand which are good photos and which are not so special.

Composition, Light, Visual Perception, Equipment are the main topic of the course. Theory and practical exercises are mixed together so that you will understand what does it mean to set up yourself the light and the camera for a photographic session and how to handle difficult situations.... 

Think as a photographer will let you take a photo, while the others will just take images.

Are you a beginner or a photo amateur that really wants to improve? It doesn’t matter what camera you have. Concepts presented in "Think as a photographer" course, are valid for all kind of photography and can be applied whatever is your subject, whatever is your equipment, whatever is your level. This course will give you all the technical information, suggestions and tips and tricks to get the best from all photographic situations, holiday, party, landscape, portraits....

You will learn how to see the world with the eye of a photographer, how to evaluate your pictures, fix mistakes, how to improve and how to take an image that create emotion.... in one word: photography. 

Course program can have some small variations.


Become a CERN Photoclub Member 2017 and you can participate!

How to join the course?

Send email to Martin Fürbach - with information on which course you want to participate (option 1: 14.1. Sat, option 2: 21.1. Sat, option 3: Wednesdays starting 1.3.2017)

From the moment I respond to you, indicating if/how many places are still available, I will be holding your reservation for 1 week enabling you to effect payment of club membership (due to general high interest we I am not able to block you longer place if payment is not received). Places are on hold in order of receiving your email. Last year within week course was full.

How to join the Club?

Follow the procedure concerning payment and membership as indicated on site in Section Membership). You will be added to mailing list and from that time you will receive info about club and about course.

Please note that course is for free for members of the club. Membership once paid is not reimbursable: Those who can not participate on the course for whatever reason, cannon have their membership fee returned.