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.
Street Photography with José Sarmento Matos
Running from 1st September 2018 £125.00

Course Description Workshop Dates: Saturday 1st September 2018 Time: 10.30-17:00 Join documentary photographer José Sarmento Matos, for a Leica Akademie street photography workshop. Learn how to control available light and...

Portrait Photography workshop with Cat Garcia at The Classic Camera
Running from 8th September 2018 £100.00

Workshop Description Workshop Dates: Saturday 8th September 2018 Time: 10.30-17:00 Price: £100 Join portrait and advertising photographer Cat Garcia for an inspiring portraiture workshop, which will focus on understanding available...


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


Studio Fashion Portraits with Arteh Odjidja at Harrison Cameras
Running from 13th September £85.00

Course Description Workshop Dates: Thursday 13th September 2018 Time: 10.30-17:00 Price: £85 Join commercial photographer Arteh Odjidja for an inspiring studio workshop, where you will learn how to use studio...

SHAPE & FORM MASTERCLASS – Street and architecture photography workshop with Alan Schaller
Running from 16th September £600.00

Course Description This three day workshop will show you how to work with shape and natural light, to create graphic and dramatic photographs. Learn how to best utilise architecture and the environment...


Street Photography with José Sarmento Matos – City of London
Running from 22nd September 2018 £125.00

Course Description Workshop Dates: Saturday 22nd September 2018 Time: 10.30-17:00 Join documentary photographer José Sarmento Matos, for a Leica Akademie street photography workshop. Learn how to control available light and...

Expanding Your Eye: A Storytelling Photography Workshop with Marissa Roth
Running from 29th September 2018 £450.00

Course Description Workshop Dates - Saturday 29th September 2018 and Saturday 6th October 2018 Time: 09.30-16:00 Marissa Roth is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has three books...


HOW TO MAKE A PHOTO BOOK - A FOUR DAY WORKSHOP WITH MARK NEVILLE
Running from 19th October £750.00

Workshop Description Workshop Dates: Friday 19th – Monday 22nd October 2018 Price: £750 Artist photographer Mark Neville is hosting and conducting a four-day intensive workshop that will push participants to...

Leica Masterclass : Creating Cinematic Photography in Newcastle's Urban East End
Running from 30th October 2018 £450.00

Course Description Workshop Dates: 30th and 31st October 2018 Price: £450 During this two day Leica masterclass with the award winning advertising photographer Alex Telfer, we will explore the urban landscape...


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 - Discover Leica’s most versatile camera
Running from 22nd August Complimentary

This hands-on workshop, designed for non-owners, gives participants an opportunity to explore the remarkable capabilities of the ground-breaking technology and exceptional performance of the Leica SL. Following an overview of...


Leica Bespoke - Treat yourself to a personalised Akademie session and overcome any stumbling blocks.
Upon Request from £100.00

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...