In Focus: notebook and pen for personal notes. Some In Focus events will include downloadable course notes – a link will be provided for you during the day. For software-based In Focus events, you are welcome to bring your laptop, with the same software installed, to follow along.

On Location: almost all On Location events involve overnight stays so pack for the destination and bring any camera gear you think you might need. Detailed notes specific to the event will be provided on booking.

If you need to cancel we will refund your fee up to 30 days before the event. For On Location events, where a booking deposit is required, there is no refund of the deposit unless we can fill your place with someone else. After that we will only refund the full payment if, again, we can fill your place. Please refer to the Akademie Terms and Conditions for full details.

Absolutely not, all photography enthusiasts are very welcome! Most of our In Focus events are of general photographic interest and will apply to any camera. Events will usually have Leica cameras available to try out but please feel free to bring your own camera along.

We cater for all levels of experience from club enthusiasts to working professionals. Absolute beginners are very welcome too but should be at least able to easily operate their cameras and be familiar with their controls.