Leica Akademie Australia

Photographic Workshops for Committed Enthusiasts

Tasmania - Hobart and Freycinet

Photo Tour and Fine Dining - March 2019

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Dalmatian Coast (Croatia) and Leitz-Park (Germany)

14 - 24 May 2019

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Photo Fundamentals

Basics and Beyond...

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Street Photography with Jesse Marlow

Sydney - March 9/10 2019

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Leica Akademie Australia

For photographers, by photographers. Any camera, any level of ability.

Leica Akademie Australia continues Leica’s long tradition of high quality photographic education through both experiential events as well as seminars, all offered in cities across Australia. Headed by Principal Instructor Nick Rains, the Akademie’s goal is to increase the fun and enjoyment of photography, expand photographic knowledge and bring the total Leica experience to a new generation of photographers.

Whether you are a user of another camera system, an experienced Leica photographer or you are just starting out, there is no better way to improve your photography than with the Leica Akademie. The Akademie offers a varied range of workshops and photographic trips throughout the year.



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Thank you again for the wonderful Monochrome Weekend. Your wealth of knowledge in photography is very inspiring and so generous. It has made me eager to go out and photograph the world. The whole event was a success including the company of other participants and it was a very nice, inclusive group.

Pascale K – Monochrome Weekend

Thanks Nick very much for making Workshop very pleasant,educational and relaxing. I and the rest of the group are going home with satisfaction that you and Stu are very kind and professional and easy to follow and you share your photographic knowledge and experience. Looking forward for another trip with you.

Konstantin B – New Zealand Trip

Thank you for such a wonderful and new experience of a place I knew so well (obviously not as well as I thought!). Both you and Stu show such skill, knowledge and passion for photography and it was a privileged to learn from you both.

What a great bunch of people who came and it sure made for more fun and added greatly to a great trip. I will certainly be keeping my eye on where the workshops will be held next…

Michelle K – New Zealand Trip

Thanks for your wonderful hospitality throughout my time with you. Every step of the way, I felt welcomed, involved and included with the group. From looking back on my 2,200 photos we seem to cover a lot in such a short period of time.

Eric H



Mark Strachan’s Portraiture Workshop last Sunday was the 4th Akademie workshop I have attended and it was an outstanding success – Mark’s method of coaching and facilitating workshops is very supportive.

Shannon H

The tour gave me the ability to try out some unbelievable Leica equipment in the field and now I’m hooked. The best recommendation I can give is that if you do the same thing next year, I will be there too!

Tom McC – Rajasthan 2015

“I’m really surprised by the amount of pics that I absolutely LOVED from today! What great fun and a whole new shooting experience!”

Leah K – Editorial Portraits Workshop, Perth

“In the past I have attended a couple of similar workshops but The Kimberley one was the best in all aspects .The instructors were very friendly, helpful and ready to give advice at any time, the accomodation and food was the first class, the agenda of shooting and lectures was very useful. I learned a lot and enjoyed the company of nice people and am looking forward for a new workshop.”

Konstantin B – Kimberley Experience

“Thank you very much for an excellent day on Saturday. I learned a great deal about digital black and white but also a good deal more from all the sidelines we found ourselves discussing. In addition it was really enjoyable; there was also a pleasant break over lunchtime. Thank you for the superb and complete notes which I downloaded today.”

Jane B – Digital B+W Workshop

“Just a short note to thank you and the rest of the team for today. Model was gorgeous and takes great photos. This would have to be one of the best courses that I have ever been on. The use of natural light was fantastic. I have a lot to learn and the collective experience in the room was immense. I’ll be back!”

Michael D – Available Light Portraits

You clarified a lot of misconceptions about depth of field and exposure. I had struggled with histograms but you explained the purpose of histograms in such a way that even a novice like myself can now use histograms etc. to the best advantage. Your manner of instruction and lecture notes were spot-on, as were your pictures.

Michael D – Photo Fundamentals


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08dec10:00 am4:00 pmPhoto Fundamentals - Sydney


16feb10:00 am4:00 pmMastering Adobe Lightroom - Sydney

17feb10:00 am4:00 pmMastering Adobe Lightroom - Melbourne


09mar(mar 9)10:00 am10(mar 10)4:00 pmStreet Photography - Jesse Marlow - Sydney

17marAll Day23Tasmania Photo Tour 2019

30mar10:00 am4:00 pmPhoto Fundamentals - Sydney

31mar10:00 am4:00 pmPhoto Fundamentals - Melbourne


07apr10:00 am4:00 pmClassic Portraiture - Mark Strachan - Melbourne


04may(may 4)10:00 am05(may 5)4:00 pmStreet Photography - Jesse Marlow - Melbourne

14mayAll Day24Croatia & Leitz Park

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