Nick Rains is the Principal Instructor for Leica Akademie Australia. He brings thirty five 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.

Nick is a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and in 2002 Nick was awarded Australian Geographic magazine’s Photographer of the Year and continues to shoot assignments for the magazine all around Australia.

Nick is also a Leica Ambassador for the SL System, as well as the new CL System which works well when he wants to travel light, such as during a recents trip to Africa, Cuba and Myanmar.

Post-production is another of Nick’s strengths, he is an acknowledged Photoshop and Lightroom expert and has been involved in teaching advanced courses in these two industry leading applications for the past ten years. Nick is also an ILFORD Master Printer, making fine prints for exhibitions and often takes on consulting roles with inkjet manufacturers.


Images taken by Nick Rains