Workshop Switzerland 2023

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'Alpine dogs' - How to photograph dogs in Landscape & Adventure sessions

5 day Workshop for Pro Pet Photographers

Join Sarah and Anne in beautiful Switzerland!

Benefit from the experience of two successful european dog photographers specialized in dogs in landscape and adventure shoots and enjoy the workshop in a small group of like minded photographers. The mountain scenery with high peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes is our playground for five days of dog photography, business and theory classes as well as editing and image review. You might think this will be a strenuous event, but all the locations are carefully selected to access with a short and easy hike. Some of the highlights are: a visit to Europe’s largest glacier, the ice blue water at Sustenpass and the clear alpine lakes with the perfect mirror at Grimselpass.


Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd of July 2023

Grimselpass Swiss Alps
We are staying at a Hotel on an Alpine Pass called ‘Grimsel’ 2160 meters above Sea level. Surrounded by high peaks, beautiful mountain lakes and glaciers.

Workshop language:
English (the workshop leaders speak German as well)

Level of experience Photography:
Advanced & Professional

Level of experience Hiking:
Beginners. You should be physically healthy and able to walk / hike for about 2 hours per day. If you are unsure, please contact Sarah for a Zoom Call to clarify. If you do not like hiking at all – this is not the workshop for you.

We will all be staying at the Hotel Hotel Grimselpasshöhe. It is situated next to a gorgeous mountain lake and surrounded by high peaks. Step out of the hotel and you are already in the perfect photo location. You will have your own room. You can check out the hotel here:

How to get there:
By Plane: Fly to Zurich, Basel (or Geneva airport )
There will be an organized pick up at Zurich Airport and Zurich Main Station (Train) on Wednesday Morning.
By Train & Bus directly to the hotel (Sarah is happy to help you figure out the train and bus schedule in switzerland)
By Car directly to the hotel (Free parking available right at the hotel)
Car sharing: Do you want to team up? There will be a Group Chat that you can join and talk to the other participants beforehand.

This is the perfect fit for you, if you
…want to get into photographing dogs in landscape and / or adventure storytelling
…are interested in working with ‘real’ clients and not the perfect models
…want to have an awesome time with likeminded people

This may not be the best fit for you if…
…you only want to shoot for your portfolio. This is not a portfolio day!!

The hotel at Grimselpass


15:00 Check in at the hotel
Welcome gathering – Cake and Coffee
Evening photoshoot at the mountain lake

Sunrise photoshoot at the lake
Portfolio Day at the Great Aletsch Glacier

Indoor classes on Shooting, editing & business
Evening Shoot at the Oberaar Glacier

All day different photoshoots at Sustenpass
Campfire dinner and shoot back at the hotel

11:00 Check out at the hotel



Grimsel is a high mountain pass 2163 meters above sea level. It is accessible by car and the closest pretty photo spots only require a short walk. The rough landscape with bare rocks and small moss vegetation has a nordic feel to it. Grimselpass is surrounded by high mountains with glaciers – the water coming from the melting glaciers and seasonal snow is captured in large dammed lakes. They look like the Fjords in Norway. Also there are tons of smaller lakes – perfect for pictures with a mirror. In the valley below we find pine trees and waterfalls.

The Great Aletsch Glacier

As the name implies, Aletsch is the largest glacier on the European mainland. Although melting rapidly, it still looks mighty and impressive. From the gondola station there is an easy hike that takes one along the ridge of the glacier – always with a good view down to the icy stream. A must see!


The second mountain pass we will visit for a whole day. It is also easily accessible by car. Its beauty lies in the astonishing deep ice blue water streams that originate from ‘Stein Glacier’ and the huge rocks piling up along the trail. There are also various mountain lakes and small but pretty vegetation.

Your Instructors

Sarah – Alpine Dog Photography

Hi I am Sarah based in Switzerland. I am a full time professional photographer specializing in adventure photoshoots and photo hikes for people and their dogs. I emphasize on storytelling in all my work and aim to offer my clients an unforgettable experience hiking in the Swiss Alps with me.

Anne – Anne Geier Fotografie

Hey my name is Anne and I am a professional dogphotographer from Austria. My work focuses on client photo shootings in Austria and around Europe. I am specialized on dogportraits in breathtaking landscapes with a slightly dreamy mood.


2550.- Swiss Francs

Non Refundable Deposit due after booking: 650.- Swiss Francs
Payment Plan (after deposit) available in 2 Installments 1000.- Swiss francs each

That’s included:
4 Nights at the Hotel (single room), all Breakfast & Lunch, Pick up at zurich airport & zurich main station at wednesday morning, models for the shoots, all mountain cable cars

What’s excluded:
Travel to and from the location in Switzerland (except the one pick up), Dinners


Are you excited to join us for an adventure?

Please fill out the form as detailed as possible. You will not be charged immediately. We will review your application carefully and get back to you as soon as possible. You will get a response as soon as possible including the payment link for the deposit. We want this workshop to be the perfect fit for you, as well as you being the perfect fit for the workshop.

If you have questions concerning your journey to the location, the hiking and your fitness, your photography skills or anything at all: please feel free to contact either one of us via E-Mail. We are also happy to hop on a Zoom Call with you to clarify face to face.

For Sarah write to:

For Anne write to: