Leica Announces New UK Akademie Training Programme

Leica Camera has announced a new programme of photography training courses and workshops at its London-based Akademie.

The Learn With Leica course designed to move novice photographers away from the ‘Auto’ setting and unleash their true potential, several one-day “Leica In London” events, a personalised one.hour workshop called “Leica Bespoke,” plus several complimentary workshops aimed at Leica M and T system photographers.

The Leica Akademie UK is located at the Leica Studio, 27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NQ.

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Leica announces new UK Akademie training programme

New schedule includes Leica ‘M’ workshops, street photography masterclass, on-location shooting and courses for photographers of all levels of ability and experience

Leica Camera has announced a new programme of photography training courses and workshops at its London-based Akademie. Each Akademie workshop aims to inspire and encourage photographers, improve and hone their skills, and help them capture the ‘decisive moment’ through a Leica lens.  Leica Akademie UK workshops are open to entry-level photographers as well as those who have more experience. The programme includes:

Leica Masterclass Series (first dates: 3-4 October 2015 – Street Photography)
Part of a series of special masterclasses, this exciting two-day Street Photography workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn from acclaimed street photographer, Matt Stuart – best known for capturing the bizarre moments and curiosities of everyday life. The masterclass includes a personal insight into Matt’s incredible portfolio, hands-on shooting and mentoring in the street, and the chance to have work critiqued by Matt himself. Further information and bookings: http://bit.ly/1UAHcRv

Leica In London (various dates)
This one-day London-based creative workshop gives the photographer the opportunity to join a ‘project based shoot’, where they will work on a creative assignment set by a Leica Akademie instructor, to test and develop their photographic skills. Open to any level or type of photographer, the workshop is designed to help participants develop skills while working to a brief. Topics of discussion include image composition, developing a distinctive photographic style, the importance of editing, understanding light, and what makes a successful image.

Leica Bespoke
This personalised one hour workshop is designed to help Leica camera owners familiarise themselves with, and gain confidence in, the handling of their camera and further their photographic skills. The course is tailored to the individual, and topics covered will vary according to personal requirements, such as getting to know your Leica camera, understanding exposure, learning how to edit and process your images, or exploring a particular style of photography e.g., portraiture or landscape.

Learn With Leica
Designed to move novice photographers away from the ‘Auto’ setting and unleash their true potential, this course has been created for new owners of Leica C, D, V, X and T cameras, and will fill the attendee with confidence, teaching them how to take control of their exposure and have fun discovering their full creative potential. Topics covered include exposure, focusing modes, using flash, composition, and processing and enhancing images.

Complimentary workshops:

Leica M Photographer
Specifically designed for Leica M (Typ240) and M Monochrom (Typ246) owners who have recently purchased their M camera, this comprehensive and practical workshop helps photographers to refine their photography skills and acquire new techniques to enhance their Leica M rangefinder experience. The Leica instructor will discuss working methods, shooting techniques and share tips to make the most of their camera and lenses. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss the work of influential photographers, consider ways of expressing their own individual photographic style, review images as a group and explore post-production methods in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Leica M Taster
For aspiring Leica M owners, this half-day experiential workshop offers the unique opportunity to discover the Leica M digital rangefinder system, introducing photographers to the legendary camera and allowing them to explore the M System hands-on. The M Taster session includes shooting outdoors, followed by a review of the results.

Leica T Taster
This workshop takes the form of a hands-on introduction to the innovative Leica T System. Characterised by a timeless, sleek design, the Leica T System introduces a new range of high performance Leica lenses and intuitive user control. In this workshop, the Leica instructor will demonstrate the camera’s functionality before providing an opportunity to test out the camera in the Mayfair neighbourhood, and concluding with a short review of the images taken.

The Leica Akademie UK is located at the Leica Studio, 27 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6NQ.

Further details, pricing and booking information can be found at http://www.leica-storemayfair.co.uk/collections/akademie-workshops. Terms and conditions apply.