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.
The Art of the Photo Book with Keith Wilson
Running from 26th May £95.00

Workshop Description Some of the most creative and inspiring photo books printed today are self-published. Many more photographers want to follow the self-publishing route to fulfill their vision. This workshop...

The Power of Photography - Digital Story Telling with Britta Jaschinski
Running from 31st May £150.00

Workshop Description Award-winning wildlife photojournalist Britta Jaschinski is the co-founder of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime™ (watch promo here), a group of international photographers who have joined forces to use their...


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 30th May £95.00

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

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

Workshop 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...


Mastering Available Light Portraiture with Cat Garcia
Running from 23rd June £125.00

Workshop Description Join portrait and advertising photographer Cat Garcia for a portrait workshop geared towards understanding available light. Often commissioned to shoot portraits for various publications, Cat is regularly faced...

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

Course Description 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...


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....

PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE – a workshop with Harvey Stein
Running from 6th July £495.00

This three-day workshop will focus on the techniques and insights required to make meaningful images of people. Consideration will be given to the variety of ways to photograph individuals, including...