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 now located at 64-66 Duke Street, Mayfair, W1K 6JD.

  • All Workshops
  • Introductory Workshops
  • Intermediate Workshops
  • Advanced Workshops
  • Masterclasses
Bitesize Photography Workshops
Running from Thursday, 16th May 2019 £50.00

If you are enthusiastic about photography and want to learn some camera basics and beginner tips, then these bite-size workshops are for you. Join us at Leica Store Mayfair every...

Leica M Experience - Get hands on with the legendary Leica M.
Running from Wednesday, 29th May 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...

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

Leica SL Experience - Discover Leica’s most versatile camera
Running from Thursday, 23rd May 2019 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...

Black & White Photography at Leica Store Manchester with Arteh Odjidja
Friday, 31st May 2019 / 1.00-5.00pm £100.00

Join commercial and fine art photographer Arteh Odjidja for an inspiring Black & White Photography workshop, to get you thinking and creating impactful images in stunning black and white. You will learn...

Beginner Street Photography with Robin Sinha
Thursday, 6th June 2019 / 1.30-5.30pm £100.00

Join Leica Akademie Ambassador, Robin Sinha, for a half-day introductory workshop to street photography. Learn how to set your camera for those candid moments that are gone in a flash,...

Leica Bespoke - Create your personalised Akademie session
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;...

Beginner Analogue Photography - with Tobias Lewis Thomas & Kodak Camera Club
Friday 7th June 2019 / 1.30pm – 5.30pm £100.00

This workshop will help you to understand the unique qualities of film, alongside tips and techniques for using film that you can apply to your personal work and projects. You will...

Available Light Portraiture with Cat Garcia
Saturday, June 22nd 2019 / 10.30am-5.30pm £150.00

Join portrait and advertising photographer Cat Garcia for an inspiring portraiture workshop, which will focus on understanding available light, working in unfamiliar locations and photographing a subject you have not...

Leica Akademie Voucher

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....

Beginner Flat-lay Photography & Styling – with Julia Smith of Humphrey & Grace
Friday 19th July 2019 / 1.30-5.30pm £100.00

Join photographer Julia Smith for an inspiring flat-lay styling workshop where you will be looking at selecting backgrounds and props to work with, telling stories through your photographs and creating compositions....

Advanced Black & White Photography with Alan Schaller
Saturday, 29th & Sunday, 30th June 2019 £450.00

This comprehensive workshop will heighten your understanding of black and white photography, both at the time of capture, and when editing. You will be shown how to coax the maximum...

Beginner Reportage Photography with Anders Birger
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 / 1.30-5.30pm £100.00

Join documentary photographer and tutor Anders Birger on this half-day, practice-led workshop in reportage photography and visual storytelling. Anders will talk participants through his multifaceted body of work as well...

Visual Language: Advanced Street Photography with Dougie Wallace
Saturday, 27th & Sunday, 28th July 2019 £450.00

Everyone has an individual take on the world - a unique way of seeing things. Few people find a way of communicating their own personal vision. Dougie Wallace conveys his...