Leica Akademie will be touring 16 North American cities starting July 9 this year in Santa Barbara, California and ending on December 11, 2011 in Miami, Florida with a series of 25 photography workshops, lectures and hands-on shooting. Leica Akademie is today’s version of the original German Akademie dating back to 1934.
“With a rich European heritage, the Leica Akademie has been helping Leica enthusiasts enhance and deepen their Leica experience for over 75 years,” said Christian Erhardt, Vice President of Marketing at Leica Camera, Inc. “The Akademie’s goal is to increase the fun and enjoyment of photography, expand photographic knowledge and bring the total Leica experience to a new generation of photographers.”
It’s open to all types of photographers, novice or pro; each participant will have access to experienced Leica instructors as well as a selection of guest photographers who will provide coaching and inspiration through the sharing of their images, techniques and insights.
There are fees to the Leica Akademie, but a big chunk of what you’ll pay can be used to purchase your own Leica M camera. That means if you’ve been eyeing to buy that Leica M9, now may be a good time to attend the Akademie.
[Site: Leica Akademie, N.A.]