Akademie Instructors are chosen for their depth of practical experience and photographic knowledge as well as their presentation skills. All are highly skilled in their field of speciality and all are working photographers who still undertake assignments and/or run successful businesses.




Nick Rains is the Principal Instructor for Leica Akademie Australia. He brings thirty years of broad experience as a professional photographer to his role, and he remains a working photographer, shooting assignments around Australia and the rest of the world.

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In 1983, Mark Strachan began working as a cadet photographer for the Herald and Weekly Times Newspaper Group. His first big assignment was covering the ‘Ash Wednesday’ bushfires that devastated the Southern part of Australia and made worldwide news. These monochromatic images established him as a gritty story-teller under pressure.

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Tony McDonough

Tony McDonough is the principal photographer for Raw Image, a business he set up with his wife in 1992 using a combination of Leica M-System and R-System cameras.

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1oct - 7All DayCambodia - Angkor Wat


18nov11:00 am- 5:00 pmStreet Photography - Sydney


2dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmCapture/Print - Sydney
3dec11:00 am- 5:00 pmCapture/Print - Melbourne
10dec10:00 am- 4:00 pmCapture/Print - Brisbane


4feb10:00 am- 4:00 pmMastering Your Camera - Brisbane
10feb10:00 am- 4:00 pmMastering Your Camera - Sydney
11feb11:00 am- 5:00 pmMastering Your Camera - Melbourne
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