| LEICA AKADEMIE |
Today I have some very exciting news for everyone. Leica invited me to be an instructor at the Leica Akademie NYC workshops. The first Weekend Workshop will be this April 20th-22nd. Amazingly the workshop has already sold out and Leica is considering adding additional workshops to the 2012 Spring calendar here in NYC. For many of you who have taken the Leica Akademie’s in Miami and Los Angles with my friend and fellow photographer Craig Semetko, you already know how the Leica weekends are. Craig will actually be in NYC teaching a May workshop too, but spaces going faster than an iPhone in China (please no rioting, there will be workshops for everyone).
| Why A Workshop |
For a long time, I only taught One-on-One private photography class, which are wonderfully rewarding experience, but limited. The limitation is that I can only work with photographers one at a time. This year in addition to the Leica Akademie I will be hosting two workshops with Eric Kim (one in NYC & the other in Calcutta India, with Jason Martini too) along with a repeat of the Halloween Workshop in October. The workshops are an opportunity for us to work on many of the techniques I write about on the site, shoot side by side on my home town of NYC, and most importantly review your images. We all get deep into our own images, often too deep to gain any perspective. Whether we are a beginners getting over the technicalities of a camera, a knowledgable but shy street shooter, or a season professional in a rut, we all hit flat spots in our photography. Workshops are a great way to get out of your funk. I like to help photographers by exposing them to different approaches and sourcing new material to fuel their inspirational juices. I would like to thank Justin Stailey for the invitation to teach at the workshops.
I look forward to seeing you ALL there!