Leica SL – Two Day Intensive Workshops

Learn how to get the most from your Leica SL


John Kreidler – Leica Professional Imaging

Ray Olson – Leica Professional Imaging

When & Where

Los Angeles
March 3rd -4th, 2018

April 28 – 29, 2018

Washington D.C.
May 19 -20, 2018

New York
June 9 – 10, 2018

June 23 – 24, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm



The Leica SL is one of most advanced mirrorless cameras on the market today.  If you are a current owner or simply interested in learning more the capabilities of the system, this two-day intensive may be just want you need.

Join Leica Professional Imaging Specialist, John Kreidler as he steps you through the process of understanding and using the SL to its full potential. The SL is designed to give the photographer the ability to customize the camera for any shooting situation. The goal of this program is to take the guesswork and trial and error out of figuring out how to best customize the camera for your way of shooting.

Using his own images as examples, John will share his tips and preferred settings for specific shooting situations.

Topics Covered

  • Camera Layout & Menu Overview
  • Focusing Options
  • Customizing Controls
  • Setting User Profiles for specific situations.
  • WiFi Set Up
  • Understanding Video settings
  • Recommended Accessories and Product Road Map
  • Image review and Lightroom Settings

All Leica Akademie workshops provide a combination of lecture and hands-on experiential learning and the SL Intensive is no different. Following a comprehensive overview of the controls of the SL and review of recommended settings, we will put theory into practice by venturing out on a shoot in the local area, giving you the chance to acquire expert advice while in the field – expanding your skills, working techniques and confidence while shooting.

On day two we will continue to shoot on-location, exploring individual field assignments customized to your interest or desired areas of improvement. The afternoon will include a presentation on the SL’s video capabilities. No workshop, on the SL would be complete without a review of student images in Lightroom.

About the instructor









John Kreidler is a Leica Professional Products Specialist. His primary responsibility is to educate and ignite interest in both the Leica S typ 007 and the SL typ 601.

John has been in the photo industry for over 25 years and enjoys photography. He started his journey with a Diana F at the age of 7. Since that time he has had a passion for story telling through photos whether it was photographing pigeons in the park or friends in the street it did not matter he found it all interesting.

Additional Information

This event is ideal for current owners of the Leica SL. While you do not need to be a professional or experienced photographer to gain much from this program, you are expected to be familiar with and have a basic understanding of photographic concepts including Metering, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. This is not a photo fundamentals course.

While this workshop is geared to SL owners, we will have several SL cameras available for those considering purchasing one.

Enrollment  is limited to 12 participants. We will have examples of auxiliary lenses and accessories for you to try. Also please let us know if you need to borrow a camera, so we can reserve it for you.

Coffee & lunch is included both days of the workshop, please notify us of any dietary restrictions.