Documentary Photography



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Leica rangefinder cameras and documentary photography go hand in hand, indeed many of the most famous reportage images were shot on Leica cameras. However, that does not mean to say that high quality documentary and travel images cannot be shot on just about any camera – it’s more about your mind set and your ability to be in the right place at the right time.

Documentary photographer and Akademie Instructor Nick Rains presents a workshop on how to approach documentary work concentrating more on the realities of working in the field than on specific cameras or lenses. It’s all about getting the photo – as Arthur Fellig (Weegee) once said “f8 and be there”.


Topics include:

Controlling the Uncontrollable.

Approaching Subjects



Permission or Forgiveness?

Order out of Chaos

Working with Guides

and much more.


Brisbane :July 23 – Maud Street Gallery, Newstead. 

Sydney: July 29 – Leica Store, QVB.

Melbourne :  July 30 – Michaels Cameras, Elizabeth Street.


10.30 Start, First Session.

12.00 Lunch and a short photowalk with some Leica cameras if you want to try them out.

2.00 – 5.00 Second Session.

Lunch is provided and we will have some Leica cameras (Q, M, SL) on hand to try out during our lunch break.


Monks at Angkor Wat temple.









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