PICZ promotes the practice of Photography through its activities (click on the image to see details).
LABS: Activities to learn and share knowledge are grouped into” Labs”. There you will find discussions, workshops and other activities. Each “Lab” has the focus on a given aspect of photography: Analog Photography, Digital Photography, Creative Photography, Community building and Networking. You can join one or several of the labs and start being informed or to participate.
If you plan to organize an activity, host a workshop or have any other idea to share just suggest them directly in the corresponding lab’s forum.
COMPETITION: Regular competitions where participants have a chance to challenge their skills and creativity. In the competition menu, you will find more details about the current competition. You will also find the forum where to post your participation to the forum. Please note that non members of PICZ may be required a small payment to enter the competition.
PROJECTS: Our members work together practice photography or show their work: exhibitions, trips, etc. Each project has a corresponding forum where members can work together and exchange opinions.
EQUIPMENT SHARING: The Club is purchasing equipment that the members can use. We also promote the exchange of material between the members.
Creative & Study Lab
Creativity and Imagination
Events of this Lab are designed to develop the creativity or to study technical aspects of photography which are not limited to one medium, e.g. photo-transfer techniques, creative use of your camera, double exposure techniques, study pictures of a given photographer or photography style, etc.
Upcoming Events in Creative & Study Lab
Community & Networking Lab
Photography as a happening
All events which have as main purpose to let photographers meet each other, share the fun of photography together and build a network, e.g. photowalks, visit of photo exhibitions or vernissages, photo outing, sunset cruise, photowalk, model sharing, photo trips, portfolio reviews, regular club members meetings, etc.
Community and Networking Events. If you plan to attend to an exhibition please make it an event and invite your fellow PICZ Friends to join you.
Analog Photography Lab
To the Origins of Photography
Events of the Analog Lab are related to learning and practicing analog photography, e.g. learn how to use analog cameras, build a pinhole camera, photowalk with analog cameras, learn and practice film development and photo development, instant cameras, etc.
Latest images uploaded to the Analog Lab Discussion
Join us for workshops and other events about Analog Photography
Digital Photography Lab
Digital Cameras, Lights, Softwares, Printers, etc.
This Lab’s focus is on all aspects of Digital photography, e.g. learn how to use your DSLR, Lightroom, Photoshop, Environmental portraiture workshop (strobist technique), introduction to studio photography, creative techniques in Photoshop, Color Management in Digital photography, printing techniques, color spaces and color management in digital processing workflow, etc.
Latest images uploaded to the Digital Photography Lab Discussion
Upcoming Events in Digital Photography around Zurich
We try to satisfy all creative aspirations of our members and continue sharing the fun as a group. Photolaundry, Exhibition at Photobastei, Fork & Bottle Exhibition, Phototravel are already running or in the pipeline… We have a bunch of bigger projects on the horizon and appreciate your help! Here is a list of topics for you to participate.
Photo Münsingen Exhibition
Photo Münsingen is the biggest get together for photo clubs in Switzerland. it will take place on May 25th-28th, 2017. This year, for the first time, our Club participated in the Swiss clubs competition and we are very excited to have our work exhibited there! Stayed tuned and join us there!
In 2015, PICZ organized the first Photolaundry in Switzerland. The event was a big success and gathered many photography enthusiasts who were eagerly exchanging their arts.
On the 24th of September 2o17, we will be holding the third edition of the Photo Laundry.