SFW Online

The Leica Q & You

with Philip Cuenco

July 6 - 16, 2021

Tuesdays and Fridays; 3:30-5:30 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $450.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Since making its original debut in 2014, the Leica Q has received much praise for it design and ability to deliver legendary Leica quality in a compact easy to use package. Simply one of the most elegant and fun to use cameras currently in Leica’s product line, it’s also an incredibly versatile and powerful image making tool.

Offered for the first time in collaboration with the Leica Akademie, this four-session online workshop is designed for current owners as well as those interested in exploring the full capabilities of the Leica Q, Q2 or Q Monochrom cameras.

Combing a complete technical overview of the camera with interactive lectures and practical hands-on exercises, the two-week format provides you the opportunity to put theory into practice with assignments between group sessions. Topics covered include introduction to the Q and basic user settings, going beyond auto mode, ISO and Metering options, focusing modes explained, macro photography, customization and optimization for different situations, and an introduction to the Leica Foto App.

This workshop helps ensure that you are making the most out of the capabilities of the Leica Q system, while always balancing technical information with creative application. Discover the connection between creative freedom and increasing your technical skills. Most importantly, you learn tips to help you create the photo you want, when you want it, with confidence in any environment.

Many thanks to workshop sponsor:

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
What You Should Know:

This program is primarily designed for current owners of the Leica Q, Q2 or Q Monochrom cameras.

Don’t own the Leica Q, but have an interest in field testing the system? A very limited number of loaner cameras are available on a first come, first served basis, while supply lasts. Please email info@santafeworkshops.com with your interest in a loaner after registering.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 3:30-5:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting July 6 and ending July 16 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 14 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Foundation, Technical, The Camera Series
about
Philip Cuenco

Philip Cuenco is a producer and instructor with the Leica Akademie USA. Originally trained as a 3D Animation & Special Effects artist, Phil worked on post-production for movie trailers and as a Director of Photography, before transitioning full time into still photography.

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Phil’s photography career started in 2005 with a focus on fashion and celebrity photography. Sixteen years later, he has experience working professionally in nearly all genre of photography

As a lead instructor with the Leica Akademie, Phil is extremely knowledgeable about the full line up of Leica products and known equally for the quality of his teaching and his ability to quickly and accurately zone focus in any lighting situation. Though he now spends most of his time leading and producing workshops, on occasion he can still be caught working the red carpet in L.A., NY Fashion Week or documenting behind the scenes on movie sets and private events.

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