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.
Nick is a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and is a National Judge at the annual Australian Professional Print Awards (APPA). 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 S System and shoots with the M System when he wants to travel light such as during a recent trip to Mongolia.
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 five years. Nick is also a skilled printer, making fine prints for exhibitions and often takes on consulting roles with inkjet manufacturers.