Join the Leica Akademie in Victoria, British Columbia with Quinton Gordon!

Just wanted to pass along info on what appears to be a great Leica weekend in Victoria, BC from August 12th to the 14th, 2011. You can see all of the details and even sign up  HERE on the Leica Akademie site. Here is a brief rundown of the event. I’d go if I could make it.

From Leica:

Join the Leica Akademie for an intensive and exciting weekend of learning with celebrated photographer and educator Quinton Gordon!

This is the first of five Leica Weekends set in destination cities around North America in 2011. With a limited class size and itineraries customized to each location, these intensive, fun-filled events feature two full days of hands-on learning with the acclaimed Leica M9 under the guidance of a knowledgeable and forthcoming Leica Akademie instructor. These incomparable weekends expand on the best of our one-day workshops into an action-packed learning experience that will take you from “rangefinder 101” all the way to advanced techniques in the space of 48 hours!

The Leica Weekend delivers all the essentials of the Leica Akademie in the most time-efficient manner possible. Class time is followed by carefully selected field experiences that allow you to practice what you have learned, followed by feedback, and suggestions on optimizing your workflow by friendly well-trained Leica experts.

This is your unique opportunity to have a priceless weekend of learning, inspiration, and camaraderie in the company of like-minded enthusiasts and it is perfectly tailored to those who appreciate the very best photography has to offer.

Topics covered include:

Introduction to the M9 system

Getting the most from this unique camera

Exposure, Metering, Composition, Capturing the moment.

Candid and Street photography

Strategies for shooting in low light

Seeing in black and white

Strategies for successful photography while traveling

Lessons from the Pros

Editing, workflow and presentation.

All weekend workshops include lectures followed by practical field experiences, followed by a review of your pictures with the Akademie instructor and featured guest photographer.


Victoria, BC timeline:

Friday, 6PM-9PM: Opening reception: Leica equipment check out and lecture with Quinton Gordon.

Saturday, 9AM-5PM: Full day of shooting and exploring Victoria.

Sunday, 10AM-5PM: Editing, critique, workflow and final lecture.


Who should attend this Workshop?

This crash course in Leica learning is designed for those that own a Leica rangefinder or would like to and want to take their photography to the next level in the most time-efficient manner possible. An understanding of the basics of photography, terminology, techniques will help you make the most of this weekend.


Photographers are encouraged to bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and critiques during the workshop.



  1. I live in Victoria but don’t have the $500 available, sadly. Also, I would not feel too impressive with my D-Lux 5. Someday… Looks like a great time and opportunity.

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