Leica Workshop Testimonials

New page for May 2021! Feedback from some of my Leica workshops (When I remembered to ask!)

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Teaching Leica photography workshops since 2014

I found some feedback from when I first started teaching Leica workshops in London back in 2014. See photos on my main Leica workshops page.

“This has been my 3rd workshop with Matt and yet again I have walked away from the day completely inspired to be able to shoot more confidently. Matt’s relaxed and fun way of learning is a joy to be part of and this particular workshop recently attended in London was no different. His introduction to using flash with ambient light was exciting to learn and gave an insight into what opportunities you had in every outdoor situation. I would thoroughly recommend a day spent with Matt to blow your mind with knowledge that you can take away from the day and put into practice in your own time. Whether it be simple photography techniques or re advanced portrait work, Matt has it covered” London 2014

More recent workshop testimonials (May 2021 onwards)

“I’ve been into photography for a while but I felt I wasn’t able to go that bit deeper into learning about how to use my Leica.  I wanted to make sure I was getting the most out of it and understand how to do that”London May’21

“Whilst on lessons I’ve learned a lot of things I didn’t expect to learn. I’ve learnt more about film types as well which has really helped my photography”Coventry May’21

“My first workshop with Mr.Leica: If you’re reading this, then you are probably like me just a few weeks ago. I wanted to expand my photographic skills with some portrait work, but was not sure how to achieve this.  However, after a few emails with Matt, discussing location, equipment and the pricing structure , we arranged a meetup in London, for a whole day’s shoot with two models . Matt handles the model selection by working with various model agencies. The day started with a coffee and it did take long before the contents of Matt’s camera bag were all over the cafe table!  This guy has some serious kit.  The way he handles it and talks you through how he works is fascinating.  This is even before the model arrives. With time ticking away, we rush off to meet the first model. Matt quickly makes the introductions and we all are at ease straight away.  We move to the first location, which Matt has previously “staked out” and began shooting.  Sometimes together and other times making space for each other. Matt had previously suggested we used similar focal length lenses.  I was using a 35mm and 85mm which worked well.  We moved around for different locations and for different light and before you know it the two hour shoot was up.  Now it was back to the cafe for a debrief and a well earned snack. The afternoon session, with a completely new model went just as smoothly.  Matt really knows his stuff, just seemingly able to tease out new poses which you wouldn’t think would work. By the end of the second shoot, with some great images, my memory card was just about full.  So much to take in, with Matt making suggestions throughout the day.  So was it all worth it? Absolutely.  I was a nervous idiot arriving by train, but I left feeling a lot more confident, with the day well spent.  And just to prove it I booked a second workshop a few weeks later!  So all in all, I would say “thoroughly recommended” and if I didn’t already mention it, Matt is just a really nice guy…”London May’21

“Matt at MrLeica goes at your pace and focuses on what you want to learn.  His knowledge about photography and Leica is particularly amazing.  You’ll find yourself learning more than you thought you would. Take a large notebook!” – London Jul’21

“I recent bought a Leica and wanted to know how to get the best from it.  Matt at MrLeica was the perfect teacher” London Jun’21

“I wanted to improve my understanding and execution of how to gauge exposure with my Leica M6 and Mr Leica helped me do that.  He also helped me read the light conditions, use my light meter properly and improve my compositions” Birmingham Jul’21

“Matt is a great teacher, very professional.  I have learnt a lot from him and he is the only one who specialised in Leica photography.  I highly recommend him”London Aug’21

“A full day behind the camera with the creator of some of my favourite portraiture; couldn’t ask for a more pleasant experience shooting beautiful models alongside Matt, with him guiding me to create pictures that match his quality and vision. We did some Leica tutoring but me shooting predominantly Nikon was no problem of course, as we explored different approaches and styles during the day. As a long standing Patreon I have learned a lot already from his behind the scenes work, but in-person Matt is even more able to convey his vast knowledge and it feels as if he is open to sharing all his photography experience with you. I left the workshop with tons of new techniques and ideas, feeling inspired to put them to practice even more to create beautiful photographs!”Poland Feb’22

“I am a film “relative Leica newbie” and knew I had gone as far as I could watching YouTube for my learning. I had watched Matt and thought his style of photography, use of Leica kit and easy going nature was what I needed to improve. My requirements were simple. How do I get the most from my M3 when it comes to light and metering. I was struggling with incident, reflective and spot, never sure which was the best way to meter any given scene. After spending a full day 1-2-1 with Matt, talking and walking the Birmingham city centre streets, and practicing his teachings, I feel that my skill level and understanding has gone up several pegs. Whereas before I would doubt my decision and with no chimping (as with my digital photography)to confirm my image was correctly exposed, I now know that if I’m out it will only be a stop (or 2) and that with B&W is certainly within the post correction area if needed. So, Thanks Matt for a great day out of learning and Chinese food!” – Birmingham Jul’22

The first time I came across Matt‘s Website was when I had been looking for user experiences of 50mm lenses. His blog provided a lot of useful impact to consider so I could narrow down my choices. I don‘t remember exactly when I discovered that he offers workshops too but I definitely kept an eye on his blog and was even more pleasantly surprised after finding out that had started sharing his experiences on YouTube as well. I got in touch asking for s possible dates and could agree on a date for full day workshop in Gdansk. Before that we had been contemplating possible places in Germany where I am from but as I had been to Gdansk and Sopot before and I love both cities – very picturesque by the way! – I could easily see myself meeting up there. Before we met, Matt offered to address questions in a zoom meeting. Once in Gdansk it was easy finding the agreed place due to precise instructions. Before the actual photo shoot started, we discussed the models, possible set ups cameras, lenses. Matt also let me try cameras and lenses which I had asked him about earlier and in turn he got the opportunity to use some pieces of my equipment as well. Soon it was cameras, lenses and film everywhere. As soon as the first model arrived there was no going back and time flew. The two models were amazing to work with and so was Matt. I ran through four rolls of film easily and got hundreds of digital pictures as well. I had an amazing time not only with two beautiful models but also with Matt who proved to be hospitable as well as insightful. Plans are already being made for a second date. As you can see, I had a blast of a time”Poland Aug’22

Awesome experience with Matt’s two day workshop. 4 photoshootings with 2 amazing professional models each day. Very interesting conversations and useful tips about photography, cameras, lenses, directing models and much more. Matt was always helping me capture the best shot and making sure I was having a great time. Thanks Matt for sharing your knowledge and experience. Highly recommended workshop!” London Aug’22

My first interaction with Matt was a Zoom call, as I was unsure which Leica to buy (as they are expensive) so I wanted to make sure I made the right decision. In the past, I’ve wasted money on a wrong camera choice. Matt recommended a Q and it’s been a very sound piece of advice as I purchased one for a fair price and I’m loving it! I wanted to go ‘back to basics’ and ensure I understand the Q and its techniques before pursuing other aspects of photography (lighting etc.). The workshop was a good mix of theory and practice and the day was both interesting and productive. I learnt about correct exposure (inside and outside) what the various settings were and what they meant and recommended settings for me. It was enough to get me started (as a novice) and I look forward to more focussed sessions with Matt, when I’m ready. Overall, it was a good investment of time and money and I would recommended it to anyone who wants to understand their Leica the right way (after all, you’ve made the investment!) and learn from a qualified single-source, rather than spend hours trawling the Web”Cotswolds Oct’22

Workshops with Matt are a great way to learn or improve your portrait photography. He is very easy going and explains things very clearly. He has tons of experience working with models and makes sure you will have a great time learning and come out with fantastic images. He is good a tailoring the workshop for what you want and need and he is just a great guy to hang out with and shoot”London Oct’22

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