May 13, 2019
Bill Green recently ran an available light photography workshop on Cockatoo Island in Sydney with the able assistance of model Jacey Brown. The old warehouses and grungy environment proved to be an excellent location for both portraiture and general photography and the group of 8 guests learned a great deal from Bill’s many years of experience. Here’s a selection of BTS images from the day:
February 21, 2019
On February 10 2019 Leica Akademie Australia was proud to host a one-off workshop by celebrity photographer Manfred Baumann. The twelve guests enjoyed a day of anecdotes and action as Manfred talked about his experiences as a Hollywood photographer and then demonstrated his techniques using the studio at the Leica Store in Melbourne. Here’s a behind the scenes gallery along with images from many of the participants.
February 16, 2016
Eagle-eyed Jesse Marlow hosted a street photography workshop on February 14th in Melbourne – in his own words “It was an excellent day with perfect weather and everyone was into it.” Josh from Michaels Cameras came along too and shot some photos of the group as well as some street shots of his own, no doubt following Jesse’s teachings! Jesse reckons Stephen Mead got the ‘shot of the day’ – see below –
June 28, 2015
Saturday June 27th saw a small group of keen photographers arriving at Samford Museum where Geoff Harris, the Museum President, was waiting to let us in. We had booked the entire location for six hours during which we would be free to go pretty much anywhere we wanted without having to worry about getting in other visitors’ way or even leaving bags full of valuable camera gear lying around. We also had the benefit of having two of the stalwart Museum volunteers, Stan and Ray, posing as Blacksmiths and they manfully kept the forge going, kicking up sparks and flames, whilst we shot our photos.
After a convivial lunch at the Flying Nun cafe across the road we got back into it and spent the rest of our time shooting the school room memorabilia and working with some subtle flash illumination to mimic the effects of late afternoon sun.
November 18, 2014
November 9th, 2014. Akademie Instructor Mark Strachan ran an exciting workshop featuring two models with full styling and make up. We rented a smoke machine to add atmosphere to the Steamrail Victoria shed in Melbourne and this gallery features images shot entirely by the workshop guests. Read More
June 30, 2014
Tony McDonough demonstrated how to use available light to shoot portraits at the Akademie event in Perth on June 29th. Here are a few images from the day, which as you can see was very well attended.
Unless otherwise noted, photos all shot by Nick Rains on the Leica T (at ISO3200).