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.
Leica After Hours - Bitesize Photography Workshops
Running from 23rd January 2019 £30.00

If you are enthusiastic about photography but want to learn some camera basics and beginner tips, then these bite-size workshops are for you. Join the Leica City Store one evening...

Shooting Powerful Photo Stories - with Adam Hinton
19th - 20th January 2019 £450.00

Description The best photo stories come from photographers with an opinion. This two-day workshop will help you turn your ideas into stories that have depth, purpose and power. Adam Hinton...


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


Street Fashion Portraits – Black & White Photography Workshop with Arteh Odjidja
26th January 2019 £125.00

Join commercial photographer Arteh Odjidja for an inspiring Black & White, Street Fashion Photography workshop. Where you will learn how to work with available light, black & white tones, street...

Food photography & styling workshop with Jo Yee
2nd February 2019 £250.00

Join food photographer Jo Yee for a creative and inspired one-day food photography & styling workshop at the Leica studio in London. In this intimate workshop Jo will cover her...


Leica Akademie Voucher
£100.00

Share the Leica experience with family and friends. Our online Akademie gift cards can be redeemed against any Leica Akademie workshop found in our online store.  This is an online voucher only....

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

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 you; topics...


Leica SL Experience - Discover Leica’s most versatile camera
Running from 14th December 2018 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 M Experience - Get hands on with the legendary Leica M.
Running from 3rd January 2019 Complimentary

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 to get...