Leica Akademie

Dec 02, 2019,14:54 PM

I was lucky to spend a day at Leica Akademie several weeks ago. A very worthwhile experience if you get the chance. Here are some photos I took.

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Thanks. These are taken with the Q2.

 By: descartes1 : December 2nd, 2019-15:01
The lens is extraordinary, which is what you’d expect from a Summilux. Somehow it has a quality that makes the images look better than in real life.

Thanks, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 2nd, 2019-17:15

Wonderful pictures.

 By: roger.goodgion : December 9th, 2019-17:27
I especially like the boy fishing. I too have a Q2. Love it. I just need practice getting the kids I photograph to stay still ( mine is 9 and her friends and her run around).

The question often comes up: Does a photo workshop bring any value?

 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2019-17:06
after all... Nothing new was presented Too much time was spent doing XXXX and the instructor was a dork... At the core, photography is a simple process and everyone who engages comes away with something... Most workshops follow a pattern... meet everyone,... 

All valid points

 By: descartes1 : December 2nd, 2019-17:22
In this case, it was a Q2 specific course and I wanted to learn about the functionality (especially the more technical functions) of my new Q (having come from a Nikon system which has a very different user interface). I’m sure I would eventually learn ma... 

Nice portrait of your instructor...

 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2019-18:23
One online course I can recommend is "Strobist: Lighting 101"... it's a free online course with exercises. While the focus is on flash lighting, there are some good tips on lighting in general... plus it demystifies the use of flash / non-natural light ph... 


 By: Jurry : December 3rd, 2019-00:09
May I ask what the big difference is between Nikon and your Q series?

The controls, menu and function keys are just set up differently, particularly when it comes to metering

 By: descartes1 : December 3rd, 2019-04:04
I have shot a Leica M film camera for many years but that is of course totally different. For digital, I have been exclusively Nikon, which I find to be very user friendly and intuitive. I simply had to learn my way around the Leica controls, which were i... 

Interesting view

 By: Jurry : December 3rd, 2019-00:07
Your view on the matter is interesting yet probably spot on. In a few weeks from now I will attend one of the Nikon Academy workshops and am curious at how it will be, what I will learn and if it’s worthwhile or not

Good insight Casey 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : December 3rd, 2019-01:28

Hehe :-) (nt)

 By: Echi : December 3rd, 2019-18:45

Great insight, Casey. It's always a challenge to break this workshop cycle/pattern..

 By: Echi : December 3rd, 2019-19:36
I'm quite picky conducting workshops simply because it's not easy to give a Leica audience (critical bastards especially when it's about the M.. kinda like us over here :p) something really positive to walk away with after a day's session. To give you an ...  

Echi... given the chance, I would enjoy one of your Leica workshops...

 By: cshimokita : December 4th, 2019-07:11
... knowing the time and effort you put into the planning and preparation, to say nothing of the time behind the lens to back up the words. The workshop I participated in eight years ago was sponsored by Leica... specifically the Tokyo Ginza Boutique wher... 

Very good

 By: Quan : December 5th, 2019-20:46
WS topic you share in the class, not that many good "instructor" especially on M (in this region) and furthermore compare BW from each of them. Salute

Thanks! (Nt)

 By: Echi : December 6th, 2019-23:59

A couple years

 By: Quan : December 5th, 2019-20:41
when I decided to take up photography again with a big switch to RF, I did considering taking up a workshop by a famous blogger, end of the day I did not take part due to extreme costly and timing not right. From participants of that WS, I heard that not ... 

Thank you Echi [nt]

 By: Quan : December 9th, 2019-00:43

Really lovely photos...

 By: cshimokita : December 2nd, 2019-17:07
Time well spent and looks like it was fun as well.... Casey

thanks for sharing your Leica Akademie experience through the beautiful photos!

 By: terbaboom : December 2nd, 2019-17:42
i've been thinking about attending their workshop and your photos are motivating me to do so.

Why not do It? [nt]

 By: descartes1 : December 3rd, 2019-04:07

Thanks for the encouragement about the Leica workshop experience.

 By: orahu : December 2nd, 2019-17:53
I plan to stop by the local Leica Boutique tomorrow and I will inquire about workshops. Good idea!

Good luck and enjoy [nt]

 By: descartes1 : December 3rd, 2019-04:07

Closing the loop...

 By: orahu : December 3rd, 2019-18:23
I signed up for a workshop in February. Thanks again for the idea!

Beautifully captured

 By: W72 : December 2nd, 2019-23:32
I guess there’s some truth to the ‘Leica look’ from your selection. The Q is a lovely camera and with your good eyes yields beautiful pictures seen here.

Thanks so much [nt]

 By: descartes1 : December 3rd, 2019-04:06

Thanks for sharing your workshop experience and the superb photos.

 By: fernando : December 5th, 2019-19:04
I'm sure you will find the Q2 to be very addictive!

Very nice WS series

 By: Quan : December 5th, 2019-20:43
thanks for bring up an interesting topic Cheers

Nice Shots, thanks for sharing

 By: horology8 : December 9th, 2019-09:53
The Shadow instructor is a nice one. Regards Raman