I am often asked about a photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen. It’s a challenge!
The challenge is how to capture everything that the Lauterbrunnen valley has to offer in the background. Where is the best spot?
Of course there are locations but nothing that (in my opinion) is a spectacular location.
Below are some pictures taken on the 11th November. It was a clear blue ski and the sun was shining down on me. Different in the winter time with snow and ice on the paths. The waterfall can be frozen.
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 1. A nice view of the church in Lauterbrunnen and the Staubbach waterfall.
The picture was taken at 10.40 a.m. and the sun was top left. The mist on the bottom left is from the wet grass drying in the sunshine. A picturesque view ruined (in my opinion) by the buildings in the background. Not the church!! Thee is a busy road in front of the church and a truck or bus can appear in the background. It’s a popular pathway and there are often people walking in the background.
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 2. Taken with a wide angle lens. You can see how the sun is doing it’s best to ruin the picture. Or perhaps you like sun flares?
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 3. I have walked up a steep hill to get a better view of the valley. I hate the roof of the building reflecting the sunlight. I cannot promise the cows will be there on the day of the photo shoot.
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 4. A peaceful trail that overlooks the Lauterbrunnen valley. That good looking guy is me! The time is 11.45 a.m. Blue skies and a low autumn sun.
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 5. A closer view of the same location. Staubbach Falls on the right. This waterfall is only visible in a picture when the sun shines on it. I don’t know if this trail is open during the winter season. I think the farmers will keep it open and free of snow.
Photo shoot in Lauterbrunnen – picture 6. Not the same location as picture 5. Further on down the trail.
Picture 7 was taken the next day around 3 p.m. There is a bench to sit on close by. I can set up my equipment. You can come past and ask me to take a picture of you both with your camera. Afterwards, you can walk along the gravel trail down the mountain to Lauterbrunnen (45 – 50 minutes). Or walk up the Steep trail to Wengen. Or walk back to the train station.