December 19, 2018
Nick Rains recently took a small group of keen photographers to Cuba which, as you might imagine, is a superb location for any kind of photography, particularly street and culture. Here’s a gallery of images from that trip which shows what we photographed as well as some of our group in action!
July 2, 2018
Our most recent Akademie trip was to Greece (Milos, Athens and Meteora) followed by an extension to Wetzar to see the Leica factory and stay in the new Ernst Leitz Hotel. We were astonishingly lucky with the weather because Athens had torrential rain just after we left and in Meteora we had clouds instead of the forecast blue skies (which Nick detests!).
August 18, 2015
Join Nick Rains for a big day out, just north of Brisbane. We will be visiting a workshop where local man Steve Ralph builds and drives replica Cobb and Co stagecoaches, then we will head over the road to the oldest surviving residence in the area which still contains the original furnishings. Some of the volunteer staff will be on hand for portraits. Then we will go up to a lookout with a view of the seven volcanic spires comprising the Glasshouse Mountains for a last-light shoot. As always we will have some Leica cameras with us for you to try out. Click here for more details…
July 3, 2015
Fully Booked – waitlisted.
Leica Akademie Australia is offering a trip to Rajasthan to witness and photograph the incredible Holi Festivals in both Mathura/Vrindavan and in Jaipur. As well as visiting the sights of the area, including the Taj Mahal, we will be spending four days in and amongst these colourful and frenetic festivals.
March 12, 2015
Nick Rains has just returned from the Leica Akademie trip to Rajasthan where our six guests managed to create a superb series of photographs from Jodphur, Chandelao and Osian. They also braved the spectacular Holi Festival and apart from a certain amount of pink-tinged hair, emerged unscathed.
“At no point did it feel rushed or like we were tourists. With an exceptional guide we blended in and were welcomed by the local people in each location. Photographs were taken of the locals, with the locals and by the local people. While the principal purpose of the tour was photography, we were still able to enjoy the experience with the friendliness of the local people and were invited to places where larger groups just wouldn’t get the opportunity.”