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Leica Masterclass

You are the proud owner of a rangefinder camera and although you made some pretty good pictures, you think you can get more out of your camera. Focussing is not speedy enough and exposure isn’t always spot on either. This is what you’ll learn:

  • Focussing quickly on static objects
  • Focussing quickly on moving objects
  • Using your light meter more effectively
  • Optimizing images in Lightroom

After completing the Leica Masterclass and working your way through the tutorial – yes, you get to do homework – you’ll notice that working with a rangefinder is just as speedy, or speedier than a DSLR. And hey, it’s way more fun too.

Rates

295 Euro, including tax.

Where

In Nootdorp, the Netherlands.

When

Whenever you want. All workshops are one-on-one, unless requested otherwise.

Level

You know the basics: ISO, shutter speed and aperture. You have worked with a rangefinder for at least a few months and know how the system works. You know all about composition and timing, but it’s your timing that doesn’t keep the pace.

Some shots that were taken during workshops by the participants:

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To get more and better results with my M-system I took a class with Joeri van der Kloet. During the course of an afternoon he gave me several tips and tricks to improve both speed and accuracy in focussing. A big step ahead! I think the best way to improve your skills is to listen to someone who has hands-on experience with a product. It just works the best. Thanks for the inspiration Joeri!

Gert Huygaerts

The workshop was truly inspiring! Like so many of us I had gotten used to autofocus and auto-all settings. With my new M, this is something I had to live without. Prior to your workshop my subjects were limited to things that did not move, but now I feel confident to try other (moving) subjects. You convinced me that a rangefinder with manual focus can be quicker than autofocus if you know how to use it. Thanks!

Jan vandenbusche

Truly insightful!

Mark Dorlas

 Enjoyed a Leica Masterclass with Joeri, which I should have done years ago. Small things make a big difference in my workflow now and I’ve finally come to realize that I need to keep training on my focussing skills. Thanks!

Edward v A.

My brother and I had a 2-day workshop with Joeri recently (Oct 2018) in the Netherlands. We did one day of street photography in Rotterdam and one day of portrait photography with a photo model in a studio. It was the first time I had a workshop with Joeri and I really enjoyed Joeri’s approach. Joeri is very enthusiastic (but relaxed at same time) and very focused on ensuring we got a maximum of new knowledge out of the two days.

I particularly liked his practical advice in street photography such as the use of light (and shadows), focus, composition and the 1/3rd rule – definitely aspects that I will continue to use. I thoroughly enjoyed the portrait photography in the studio. It exceeded my expectations by far in terms of what I learnt from it, particularly in terms of composition of a good portrait, and the results we got out of it. Joeri gave great advice in terms of lighting, positioning of the model v-a-v background and lighting, composition, and editing of pictures.

Overall, the workshop was a great experience; the combination of street photography and studio work was really interesting and fun. And importantly, I have learnt things I can apply going forwards.

Jurriaan M.



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