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Leica updates Akademie programme

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Leica Akademie updates workshop programme for Spring 2011
 
10 February 2011: Leica has today announced its Akademie workshop and training programme for Spring 2011. The company’s London-based training facility at 34 Bruton Place (www.leica-akademie.co.uk) offers a variety of photography workshops for existing and prospective customers, run by experienced Leica photographers.
 
New to the Akademie, starting on 1 March 2011, is the Introduction to Digital Photography, a one-day workshop designed to provide budding photography enthusiasts with an understanding of the basics of digital photography. With a maximum of five attendees per workshop, participants will learn about camera technology, manual controls, metering, focusing, composition and basic photography techniques. The workshop also includes hands-on creative and practical sessions to enable attendees to become confident enough to move away from their camera’s automatic settings.
 
In addition, Leica has introduced Let’s Talk Leica, a series of individual one-hour advice sessions with Leica M photographer and expert, Brett. These sessions are designed for photographers to discuss anything from achieving the best results from their camera, to lens requirements, software and processing questions to image critique, project discussion and coaching. Let’s Talk Leica sessions are run on Thursdays and Fridays, by appointment only.
 
Photographers interested in trying the company’s highly successful M9 rangefinder can take part in the Leica M9 Experience, which runs at the Leica Akademie on Friday mornings. This popular, interactive and hands-on workshop demonstrates the camera’s capabilities, allowing attendees to shoot with the M9 and ask any questions they may have about the camera or associated lenses and accessories. This workshop is complimentary and subject to availability.
 
Leica film camera owners who would like to know more about their product or learn new photography techniques may be interested in the Leica M Film Owner one-day workshop. Starting at the Leica Akademie, attendees learn photographic theory and core camera techniques, followed by a practical shoot around London’s vibrant West End. Films are processed during the day, and prints are reviewed for instant feedback and group critique. This workshop commences on 15 February 2011.
 
Other workshops available at the Leica Akademie include:
 
·                     Creative Photography: See the World in Black & White
·                     Creative Photography: Holiday and Travel Photography
·                     Creative Photography: Pictures for Profit
·                     Compact Digital Camera workshops (Leica X1, D-Lux 5, V-Lux 2, V-Lux 20)
·                     Lightroom for Leica – introduction to Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®
·                     LEICA M9 Owners Workshop
·                     LEICA M8/8.2 Owners Workshop
·                     LEICA M System Bespoke
·                     Introduction to LEICA S2
·                     LEICA S2 Owners Workshop
·                     LEICA S2 Assistant Workshop
 
About the Leica Akademie
 
The Leica Akademie is located at 34 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NR, above the Leica Store Mayfair, and offers a comprehensive range of workshops, providing a destination for photographic inspiration, learning and knowledge.
 
Leica Akademie workshops operate in small group sizes to allow attendees to get the utmost support from the experts and maximise their learning potential. There is a variety of workshops to suit the needs of every Leica photographer from practical, hands-on and ‘in the field’ workshops, to classroom and workstation-based sessions.
 
Whether participants are brand new to Leica, more experienced or somewhere in between, Leica Akademie workshops will take their skills and knowledge to the next level.
 
The team of Akademie tutors and experts includes: Brett, Ian Farrell, Will Cheung, Robin Sinha and Vijay Sebastian, as well as a selection of world-class guest speakers.
 
Further information on the full programme of workshops can be found at: www.leica-akademie.co.uk

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