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 – City of London
Running from 22nd September 2018 £125.00

Join documentary photographer José Sarmento Matos, for a Leica Akademie street photography workshop. Learn how to control available light and uncover interesting stories on the vibrant streets of London, exploring...

Leica SL Experience - Discover Leica’s most versatile camera
Running from 26th September 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...


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


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

Marissa Roth is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has three books to her credit and her work has been exhibited in museums internationally. Join Marissa for a...

Leica After Hours - Bitesize Photography Workshops
Running from 3rd October £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...


How to make a photobook - a four day workshop with Mark Neville
Running from 19th October £750.00

Course Description Artist photographer Mark Neville is hosting and conducting a four-day intensive workshop that will push participants to examine their photographic practice through peer-to-peer and one on one discussions,...

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

During this two day Leica masterclass with the award winning advertising photographer Alex Telfer, we will explore the urban landscape of his native Newcastle's urban east end. Byker, in the...


Portraiture for the Gallery - with award winning photographer Laura Pannack
Running from 23rd November £450.00

Laura’s work focuses on social documentary and portraiture, exploring the complex relationship between subject and photographer. This exclusive 2 day workshop will provide an intimate opportunity to explore how to approach...

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 M Experience - Get hands on with the legendary Leica M.
Coming Soon £0.00

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...