Leica Akademie & Todd Hido

Critical Decisions: Perspectives on the Creative Process

April 19-20, 2024 | Leica Store San Francisco

Join Todd Hido in a weekend workshop designed to inspire, challenge, and help you answer questions often faced by artists.

The course will cover the experiences, strategies, and influences that have formed and shaped Hido’s own career in photography. Through a candid presentation, Hido will present his own images, as well as the work of others that have been a source of inspiration and influence on him. Hido will describe in detail the process he has used for creating his projects, exhibitions, and books.

Hido will review and critique individual portfolios in a group discussion to bring a greater understanding to personal vision and the editing process. Each student will receive personalized feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The workshop’s main objective is to provide students with a framework for intuitive self-discovery and the merging of one’s own creative practice in everyday life.

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CW Watch Shop x Fortis Meetup

Thursday May 2nd, 2024 | Leica Store San Francisco

On Thursday, May 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, CW Watch Shop invites you to our partner store, Leica Store San Francisco. We're hosting an evening filled with adventure, space, diving photography and, of course, watches. We're thrilled to welcome one of our favorite tool watch makers, Fortis Watches, all the way from Grenchen, Switzerland.

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A Special Collaborative event

CW Pop-Up

Friday, May 3rd, 2024 | Leica Store San Francisco

Join us for a unique evening featuring the intersection of three parallel areas: Cameras, Watches, and Lifestyle. Experience the latest offerings from some of our favorite brands with collaborative experiences throughout the store for you to enjoy and explore.

The evening will begin after the close of the Windup Watch Fair at Port Mason on Friday, May 3rd. We will send official details to all those who sign up in addition to updates on the event.

While enjoying complimentary refreshments and a wide away of goods you will be able to enjoy the work of one of the Bay Area's most celebrated artists and world reknown photographer, Todd Hido. In addition, browse an extensive collection of photography and photo books from the Gallery & Bookshop at Leica Store San Francisco.

Join us for this exclusive hands-on experience, engaging conversation, and incredible photography. It promises to be a memorable evening!

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Creative Lighting With Nicolò Sertorio

May 11-12, 2024 | Leica Store San Francisco

Step into the world of captivating portraiture with an exclusive studio lighting portraiture workshop with Nicolò Sertorio, in collaboration with Profoto!

Throughout this workshop, participants will be guided through live demonstrations and hands-on sessions to discover the diversity of lighting setups, utilizing a range of equipment to craft stunning portraits. Profoto will provide multiple sets of studio lights and modifiers, enhancing your practical learning experience. Immerse yourself in the world of studio lighting as professional models join us on both days, allowing you to refine your techniques through real-world practice.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to refine your skills, gain insights, and elevate your portrait photography knowledge.

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