Portrait Masterclass with Braschler/Fischer


Unique masterclass with internationally renowned photographers, to learn directly from the best.

Braschler/Fischer's photography is mostly about people. In their many years of working together, they have established themselves as internationally renowned portrait photographers, realizing elaborate portrait projects that are shown in renowned media and exhibitions and published as books.

In this masterclass they will give you an insight into their rich wealth of experience. Using examples, they explain how some of their best-known pictures were created, how they work with people in front of the camera, what they pay attention to in lighting and composition, but also how they proceed to realize complex large-scale projects.
Another important topic is the psychological aspect of a portrait shoot. How do you make the person in front of the camera feel comfortable and create a portrait that not only works formally, but also has depth.

In the practical part of this masterclass all participants will have the opportunity to shoot their own portraits in the Pop Up Studio, as Mathias Braschler & Monika Fischer used it for their DIVIDED project. The resulting pictures will be edited together with the two of them and discussed in the plenum.


  • Presentation of the working method of Braschler/Fischer with examples
  • Different types of portrait photography
  • Technical bases
  • Image design & image splitting to make a person appear as optimal as possible
  • How do I work with a Pop up Studio
  • Practical exercises. Under the guidance of Braschler/Fischer the participants shoot portraits
  • Picture discussion in the plenum

Date: Saturday, 24th October

Times: from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 15.30

Price: Adults CHF 480.–, Students CHF 384.–, KulturLegi owner CHF 336.-

Location: Stapferhaus, Lenzburg

Registration deadline: 21th October

Masterclass leadership: Monika Fischer and Mathias Braschler



    Team of photographers


    Braschler/Fischer are a highly respected, internationally active team of photographers, consisting of Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer. Their speciality are elaborate portrait projects with depth. For their projects and clients they have been travelling the world for many years and have not only worked in metropolises like New York, Beijing, Rio or Sydney but also in remote corners like the island state Kiribati, Everest Base Camp or Tuktoyaktuk in the far north of Canada. The spectrum of people who have stood in front of her camera ranges from stars like Roger Federer to nomadic farmers in the Sahel zone who have never been photographed before.

    Braschler/Fischer have won several awards, including a World Press Photo Award, the Hansel Mieth Prize and the European Publishing Award. Their works are shown in exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, have been published in important international magazines and have been published as books.