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 (Typ 116), Q-P, Q2 or Q2 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.
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A fundamental knowledge of photography and the basic ability to navigate through a digital camera system is required.
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.
Michael McWeeney’s fascination with pictures started at the age of five when he began clipping and collecting photos that appealed to him from newspapers and magazines. Michael received his first camera at age eleven. Since then he has captured the moments that define who we are and the places that shape us. His photographs tell people’s stories, connecting us via the radius of visual communication.
Starting in 1990, Michael worked as a photojournalist in New York for 20 years before becoming a freelance photographer. He has received commissions from and exhibited work at the Alice Austen House Museum, The Architectural League of New York, the Noble Maritime Collection, The City of New York, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Aside from working on his own projects, New York-based Michael now consults on book projects and teaching product workshops for the Leica Akademie.