London is a magical place at Christmas, store windows turn into elaborate displays of festive cheer as the West End glows under an array of lights. Join Leica photographer, Kim Leuenberger for an exclusive afternoon walk through the West End's Christmas light displays. Starting with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at Leica Store Mayfair, you will then get to explore the Christmas hustle and bustle of Mayfair, Piccadilly and Soho.
Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
15:00 - 15:30: Introduction and quick overview of camera setup and equipment with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie.
15:30 - 18:00: Photography Walk including Lighting of Royal Exchange Christmas Tree
18:00: Return of equipment to Leica staff.
A limited number of loan cameras are available on request. If you’d like to borrow a Leica camera please email email@example.com at least 1 day prior to workshop and arrive 15 minutes early on the day of the workshop to arrange the loan.
If borrowing Leica equipment, you will need to bring two forms of ID to the session. The first form of ID should be a passport or UK driving license and the second form of ID a utility bill showing your home address.
The workshop will include outdoor shooting, so please bring appropriate clothing and suitable protection for your camera.
Kim Leuenberger is a photographer, videographer and location scout, originating from Switzerland. She has lived all around Europe and settled in London to complete a BA in Photography at London College of Communication. Since graduating, Kim has been adventuring along coasts, hiking up mountains and roaming along some of the most beautiful roads in the world.
Her work focuses on travel and her never ending thirst for adventure. Armed with her playful gaze and her trusted Leica Q, she captures her many unexpected and mostly unplanned global expeditions.
Her clients include Hertz, Huawei, Netflix, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW as well as tourism boards such as Tourism Ireland, Visit California, Finland and Japan.
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