We are PICZ

PICZ is a community of photographers sharing our passion for photography. The english speaking club organizes photo activities in and around Zurich open to everybody interested in photography. Our goal is to promote and develop the practice of photography. Joining people from different countries and with different cultural background is one first step to reach this goal.

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PICZ Activities

PICZ promotes the practice of Photography through its activities (click on the image to see details).

Club activities

Structure of the club activities

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

Creativity-codeEvents 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

  Date/Time Event
me_151115_02 Saturday, 20/02/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Straight from the camera Multiple-Exposure review session
Will be given later, Zurich
Inside space, someone's hands holding a newspaper Saturday, 30/04/2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Documentary photography workshop with Stephen Kelly
Photobastei 2.0, Zurich 2nd and 3rd Floor

Community & Networking Lab

Photography as a happening

Community-codeAll 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.

Latest images uploaded to the Community Lab Discussion

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.

  Date/Time Event
Blurred Little girl Sunday, 07/02/2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo walk: Motion and blur in street photography
Prime Tower, Hard Brucke, Zurich
Monday, 15/02/2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Members Monthly Meeting
Stall 6, Zurich
Thursday, 03/03/2016
6:00 pm
Vivian Maier - Taking the Long Way Home Vernissage
Photobastei, Zurich

Analog Photography Lab

To the Origins of Photography

analog-codeEvents 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.

Join us for workshops and other events about Analog Photography

  Date/Time Event
PH Sunday, 21/02/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elements of Photography History
Fork & Bottle, Zurich

Digital Photography Lab

Digital Cameras, Lights, Softwares, Printers, etc.

digital-codeThis 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

  Date/Time Event
056A7143-fb-lrg Friday, 26/02/2016
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artistic Nude Session
To be defined later, Zurich Schweiz
Inside space, someone's hands holding a newspaper Saturday, 30/04/2016
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Documentary photography workshop with Stephen Kelly
Photobastei 2.0, Zurich 2nd and 3rd Floor

Special Projects

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.

Photobastei Exhibition

We are going to have another exhibition ahead and this one will be a blast! PICZ is going to present their member’s work at Zurich’s well known Photobastei. Stay tuned !


Last year, PICZ organised the first Photolaundry in Switzerland. The event was a big success and we will repeat it this year.