WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Essentials: These programs will cover everything from digital basics, Lightroom or getting the most out of owning a Leica. Just bring a notebook and pen to take notes. If the program is focused on a specific camera, you will want to bring this with you.
Leica Weekends: Most weekends will take place at a Leica Store in North America. For software-based Weekend events, you are welcome to bring your laptop, with the same software installed, to follow along.
Master Workshops: These are our most advanced workshops, designed with for photographers with a solid understanding of their cameras technically and a desire to be challenged creatively. Each program is unique in content with some requiring the substitution of a portfolio before acceptance.
Destinations: Most of these events will involve overnight stays and shooting opportunities so bring your cameras, a tripod, laptop and clothes suitable for the venue. More detailed notes will be provided on booking.
DO I NEED TO BE A LEICA OWNER TO COME TO AN AKADEMIE EVENT?
Absolutely not, all photography enthusiasts are very welcome. Most of our Essentials events are of general photographic interest and will apply to any camera. Leica Weekends and Destination events will often have Leica cameras available to try out but please feel free to bring your own camera along.
WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED?
We cater for all levels of experience from club enthusiasts to working professionals. Absolute beginners are very welcome too but should be at least able to easily operate their cameras and be familiar with their controls.