Akademie Workshops

Following in the footsteps of the original German Akademie dating back to 1934, the Leica Akademie UK offers a collection of workshops that aims to inspire a new generation of photographers and help capture the ‘decisive moment’ through a Leica lens.

A premier learning resource for Leica users, Leica Akademie UK workshops are open to entry-level photographers as well as those more experienced.
The Leica Akademie UK is located at 27 Bruton Place, London.
Visual Storytelling: A Leica Masterclass with Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin
Running from 13th April £495.00

This intensive workshop will address the topic of visual storytelling. By looking at a range of successful examples, and through your own practice over the weekend, you will learn one...

Mastering Light with José Sarmento Matos
Running from 28th April 2018 £125.00

Join professional photographer José Sarmento Matos for a Leica Akademie workshop at Leica Store Mayfair, London. Learn how to control available light while shooting a story on everyday life in London....

Customer Testimonials

‘I have long been interested in street photography but fear of rejection/antagonism has often held me back, so the workshop seemed highly relevant to me. I learned a lot, both about my own work and what makes a good street photography image. I particularly liked the critique from the tutor, as one does not often get to receive feedback from a professional photographer.’ - Stuart, Street Photography Workshop Participant

‘I wanted to overcome fear when shooting, it’s something I struggle with and I also wanted to receive a constructive, unbiased review of my own images. I thought it was incredibly useful, the workshop contained both practical assignments and two portfolio reviews. - Clifford, Street Photography Workshop Participant

‘Really enjoyable, nice size and mix of participants and a supportive tutor.’ - Darren, Portraiture Workshop Participant

Yet another hugely enjoyable day. Really helped me embrace street portraiture and break through the 'fear' barrier’ - Paul, Street Photography Workshop Participant

‘I thought that the process, before attending, was going to be extremely complicated but Arteh made it appear so easy. So very impressed.’ - Jennifer, Portraiture Workshop Participant

After hours at the Leica Store City: Unleash your creativity
Running from the 9th May £95.00

Course Description This weekly workshop, run over three evenings, will give you the confidence to move away from your camera's automated settings and start taking creative control in your photography.  The first two...

Leica on Location: Cornwall
Running from 1st May 2018 £1,875.00

Organised and hosted by Cornwall-based Leica Photographer Hugh Hastings, with Robin Sinha, Leica Photographer and Akademie Ambassador, this exclusive Workshop is based at one of Cornwall’s finest privately-owned hotels, the...

Controlling Fear & Acting on Impulse - A Street Photography Workshop with Robin Sinha
Running from 9th June £125.00

Course Description Join Leica Akademie Ambassador, Robin Sinha, for a one-day intensive street photography workshop at the Leica Store Mayfair.   Learn how to act on that photographic potential that...

Leica Bespoke - Treat yourself to a personalised Akademie session and overcome any stumbling blocks.
Upon Request from £75.00

Course Description Designed to help Leica Camera owners familiarise themselves with, and gain confidence in, the handling of their camera and further their photographic skills. This course will be tailored to...

Leica M Experience - Get hands on with the legendary Leica M.
Running from 8th March Complimentary

Course Description For aspiring Leica M owners, this experiential workshop offers the unique opportunity to discover the Leica M digital rangefinder system.Following an introduction to the system, you will be encouraged...

Leica SL Experience - Test drive the mirrorless pro system
Running from 29th March Complimentary

Groundbreaking technology and exceptional performance; Discover why the Leica SL marks a new era in professional photography. This hands on workshop, designed for non-owners, gives participants an opportunity to explore...