• What we'll do

The New Year's Eve is the most impressive winter holiday in Appenzellerland.

(Last year's trip here: http://ruxi.photo/blog-10-2017-altersilvester-in-urnäsch.html)

Saint Sylvester, or New Year’s Eve is commemorated on the 14th of January, according to the Julian calendar, which was used until the 19th century. The tradition is kept very much alive in the protestant half-canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden and we will document it from the wee hours, when is most interesting and with dramatic sceneries.


* A better understanding of the craft of documentary photography, especially viewpoint and lens selection and lighting conditions.

*More confidence when shooting and interacting with your people you are photographing + a more thoughtful approach that results in more "keepers." *An improved ability to self assess, self critique and evaluate your own work.

*The ability to create visually appealing, strong graphic images that can be displayed or marketed as "documentary art images”. Ruxi sold images on many occasions from her similar adventures, she will explain you how you can do it as well.

* Learn and develop your understanding of how to build a documentary reportage by covering a story with guidance.

* Advance your storytelling skills by analyzing real life situations and creating strong and dramatic caption structures. *This photowalk will teach you how to position yourself around the subject and the environment. Ruxi and Adrian will be assiting you with your image taking, content, shape and teaching the importance of editing. *Most of all, during this workshop with Ruxi and Adrian we will help you discover your own visual language as well as practical and conceptual know how to confront real situation reportage making.

You will be expected to fully immerse yourself, take risks and push your boundaries in order to move forward into another level in your photography.


Cancellations up to two weeks before the workshop are refundable, less a CHF 50 administration fee.

Cancellations within two weeks are strictly non-refundable. However money paid can be used as credit towards another Workshop to be used within six months of the original course date.

Photo Trips and Tips reserves the right to vary or alter the content or schedule of the workshop as circumstances require (but not the theme or intended outcomes), or to cancel the workshop (for example if minimum numbers are not met). Cancellation of the workshop by Photography Trips and Tips will result in a full refund.

You attend this workshop at your own risk. Photography Trips and Trips is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage or debt related to your travel and movement to and during this workshop.

Attendees agree to the terms and conditions when paying for the workshop.

• What to bring

Digital camera and manual

Spare batteries

Spare storage cards

Tripod - optional

Lenses - Focal length from wide angle to telephoto


This workshop involves a few km of walking outdooors, so good walking shoes are advisable and depending on the weather, wet/ snow warm weather gear and clothes, hat and sun protection. An easily carried camera bag or backpack. This workshop is not catered, you are responsible of own food/ drinks.

• Important to know

Make sure your are in good fitness level, this photowalk will require walking in possibly bad/ cold weather. Think about gloves and covers to protect your gear. Last year we had snow storm.

MIN: 2 MAX: 5

CHF: 150, upfront

Transport to Urnäsch and back to Zürich covered.