Leica Workshops, London & Overseas + Model Photography Coaching
“I speak your language..well in Leica camera terms at least!”
I speak your language – Let’s talk Leica!
When it comes to Leica cameras I speak you language! I own and use Leica M, Leica SL and Leica CL digital cameras and have worked with Leica Q cameras. If you are a Leica film camera shooter, I’ve got your back too! I enjoy using early 1931 onwards Leica iii Barnack cameras, Leica M film cameras and Leica R film cameras (+ the film CL). I can also help you with Leica M lenses, Leica LTM lenses and Leica R lenses (made by Leica but also third parties).
London Leica Photography Workshop Packages
For 2021 I offer three one day 1:1 London photography workshop packages: 4 hours, 6 hours and 8 hours in length.
Half Day Workshop: 4 Hour = £280
4 hour 1:1 photography tuition in London with me and the option of one model to join us for 2 hours. Workshop hours are 10:00- 14:00
Standard Day Workshop: 6 Hour = £360
6 hour 1:1 photography tuition in London with me and the option of one model to join us for 2-3 hours. Workshop hours are 10:00- 16:00
Full Day Workshop: 8 Hour = £450
6 hour 1:1 photography tuition in London with me and the option of 1-2 models to join us for 2-3 hours each. Workshop hours are 9:00- 17:00
Multi-day Leica Workshops
Discounts are available for 2 day, 3 day and 4 days packages (More days = greater discount). Usually full weekends or long weekends. Please contact me with your requirements. (Multi-day Leica workshops are especially popular for overseas workshops such as those I did in New York and Switzerland).
Limited Availability – Book Early!
I only have limited free hours each month for running 1:1 workshops so I accept bookings on a first come first serve basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Plan of the day
Every workshop day is different as I try to be very flexible to accommodate each student. That said the days normally include the following steps (depending on the length of the day).
- Meet and greet in a coffee shop in Central London
- Question me on all the topics you would like to cover
- Walk around practising with your camera (for general photography topics)
- Meet our model (optional) for 2-3 hours of portrait photography outside
- More coffee / light lunch and more time for you to quiz me
- Debrief and recap points covered during the workshop
What experience do I need to attend a workshop?
You need to arrive with your camera and a lens ready to learn but that is all you need. If you are organised, I also recommend bringing a list of questions you have for me so you get the most out of the workshop. I teach all levels from the basics – aperture, shutter speed and ISO to advanced level.
Leica Photography Workshops – Master your Leica!
As someone who specialises in Leica cameras and lenses, many of my students are Leica photographers. I can help you to get the most out of your Leica camera and advise what lens(es) / camera bodies may suit you the best.
Do I need a Leica camera?
No, not at all! My workshops are not limited to photographers with Leica cameras but frquently there is some underlying interest in the brand. Photographers often come with their Sony or Fuji cameras (+ Lumix and others), and take the opportunity to compare the results from their camera or lens to those shot with Leica. (See the next paragraph!)
Leica Equipment – Try before you buy!
Undecided as to whether or not you should buy a particular Leica camera or lens? As part of my Leica workshop package you can request to see or try a product during a workshop if I own that camera or lens. Normally it is lenses that people have an interest in but I can bring a specific camera too if you’d like to see it.
Model Photography Workshop – Start your portfolio!
Many photographers come to me to learn how to photograph people. In particular, they may want to master how to photograph models. Before you can attract you own models to photograph first you need to build a strong portfolio to showcase your work. The photos you take during the workshop with our model will be the start of your professional model portfolio. Once you have enough examples in your portfolio you will be able to approach model agencies to ask to work with their models without cost. I can teach you all you need to know after 10-11 years of photographing models both in Europe and the US.
Workshops cover portraiture with available light and/ or additional lighting (speedlights etc). You will learn about the importance of good communication skills, planning a photoshoot, choosing a location, posing a model, building rapport, and everything else that goes into photographing people successfully.
Film Photography Workshops – Get the most from your film camera!
In additional to Leica cameras, you may know that I enjoy film photography so I also teach students everything they need to know. Film cameras to suit your needs, film stocks, film developing (colour and B&W), film scanning and post processing of film negatives. We can also cover a range of film formats – 35mm film photography, medium format film cameras and large format photography (4×5 format).
Leica Workshops (Worldwide)
In addition to teaching my London Leica Workshops I also teach overseas. I have taught two 4/5 days 1:1 workshops in New York and multi-day workshops in Amsterdam and Zurich. I plan to teach students in Germany as soon as I can travel but please contact me with details of where you live and we can look to make it happen. Cost of overseas workshops are discounted compared to London prices but I ask for all my travel expenses to be covered too.
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Articles relating to MrLeica Photography Workshops
- London Photography Workshop (& client from USA)
- London Model Photography Workshop 2018
- New York Model Photography Workshop (2nd trip)
- New York Model Photography Workshop
- Zurich Model Photography Workshop (2nd trip)
- Zurich Model Photography Workshop
- Amsterdam Model Photography Workshop
- 2015 1-2-1 Photography Workshops
- 2014 Group Photography Workshops
Homepage link with more details about my photography workshops and some of the topics I can teach – Matthew Osborne Photography – Workshops
Teaching Leica Workshops since 2013!
Here are some older example photos from teaching Leica camera workshops since 2013. At that time I was teaching a lot of Leica M8 / Leica M9 users who were struggling with their new Leica M camera after changing over from a DSLR system.