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What is the SummerAcademy for Photography?



Learning THE ART OF SEEING pictures – with Kai Pfaffenbach who shows the participants how to perceive, notice and see pictures before taking them.


Powerful PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY using minimal lighting equipment – with John McDermott


LOST PLACE Photography – with Rüdiger Schrader


Artistic STILLLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY with PERSONALITY — the process to your own picture – with Eberhard Schuy.


CONTRASTS – in ARCHITECTURE, photography, and image processing – with Maike Jarsetz.


“You only see what you know.” – STORYTELLING. Understanding photography as a language with the photographer as translator, and interpreter – with Günter Beer



5.30 pm  Meet & greet, welcome, introduction, getting to know each other

Winery tour and wine tasting

South Tyrolean appetizer buffet in the historic Palazzo courtyard


8.30 am to 4 pm WORKSHOPS

Daily workshops with different instructors.  You can choose a different photo workshop for each day.

LUNCH  Lunch at the winery Paradeis

IMAGE EDITING – From 4 p.m. on

Everyone has time to edit their pictures.  Image discussions with the instructors

PRINTING   With Hermann Will, Fine Art Printer

  • Every day, FineArtPrinter magazine publisher Hermann Will prints selected images from the participants
  • At the end of the SummerAcademy, each participant can take their print outs with them

PORTFOLIO REVIEW — All instructors

  • You have the opportunity to have a portfolio review with an instructor of your choice every day from 4pm on in the afternoon.



  • We celebrate the pictures of the day from the different workshops
  • Together with the instructors, walk through of the “gallery” with the participants’ printed images
  • Train your eyes. Questioning, reflecting on the results of the day.


  • We will have dinner prepared by Alois Lageder winery kitchen and round off the intensive days of photography with delicious local cuisine, wine and conversation.


  • Special guest: photographer Joachim Schmeisser will give a presentation and talk about his images of African wildlife


  • 3-course menu/buffet from Weinschenke Paradeis and wine accompaniment.
  • Moderated picture show, reviewing the days and showing selected picture results of the participants….

SUNDAY—Sunday morning: Farwell-Capuccino…

  • A last cappuccino together on the terrace of the winery, last questions and exchange with the instructors and fellow participants. Good bye by 12pm

Here is what is included in the package

Intensive learning with top professionals


  • 3.5 days of intensive learning and coaching from 6 top professional photographers in various workshops
  • Practical work in small workshop groups with a maximum of 6 people
  • Daily selection of different photographic topics (workshops) with different instructors

Locations and Models


  • Model fee
  • Access to all rooms of the 13th century estate Casòn Hirschprunn (part of Lageder winery) for all photo workshops, plus courtyard, garden, cellar.



Feedback and Portfolio Review


  • Individual critic sessions and group discussions with instructors on the image results from the workshops
  • Image critique, feedback, portfolio review with a professional


Culinary delights


  • Meet&Greet welcome party with wine and South Tyrolean specialties
  • Guided tour of the winery and wine tasting
  • Lunch and dinner at Paradeis Alois Lageder, with organic, local and seasonal cuisine
  • Gala dinner evening (3-course menu and wine, moderated picture show, evening program)

Fine art prints and gallery

  • Large-format (A3+), high-quality prints of a selection of your best pictures
  • During the SummerAcademy, a selection of the printed pictures will hang on the “gallery on the clothesline”





  • If required – transfer from Margreid train station
  • Program ideas and assistance for accompanying partners


Community and Inspirations

Inspirations for life

  • A growing community of returning participants. An atmosphere in which participants, organizers and speakers become friends.
  • Exchange with other photo enthusiasts (dedicated amateurs, professionals), professional photographers, editors, coaches

Your Family


  • If your partner or family would also like to enjoy the beautiful summer landscape of the South Tyrolean lowlands, there are many recreational, cultural or active opportunities in the immediate vicinity to fill the day.
  • In the evening, your non-photographing partner or family can join you for dinner and the evening program.


DATE: August 28 – September 1, 2024



The number of participants is limited to 20 people.


Regular: 2.975,- Euro

Repeating Participants*: 2.525,- Euro

(* repeating participants are those, who participated at the summeracademy at least once)

NOT included in the price is:

– Travel cost
– Hotel cost (contact me for information about hotels)
– any beverages during the day other than water and coffee are not included (at dinner all beverages are included)


SummerAcademy August 28 - September 1, 2024

To register for the SummerAcademy 2024 send an Email  to claudia@if-academy.net

Send the email with the following information

SummerAcademy 2024



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Claudia Brose |  claudia (at) if-academy.net

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