Workshop on Whidbey Island, WA

This September, join the Leica Akademie and photographer Anna Mia Davidson as we explore visual storytelling off the coast of Seattle on Whidbey Island, WA.

Designed for the adventurous photographer with an interest in food, landscape and travel photography, this intimate program provides the perfect setting to push yourself creatively in a location that inspires you to discover your point of view as a photographer.

Great accommodations and a unforgettable location will provide an opportunity to leave everyday life behind and fully immerse in the learning process. The renown Inn at Langley will be our home base for three days, as we explore local family farms, farmers markets and the coastline that makes this a unique island retreat.

The schedule will combine formal lectures, group excursions, as well as time to photograph on your own. Participants will gain insight into Anna’s approach to creating projects and capturing moments, while receiving hands on instruction in the field. Ana will share the story behind her book, Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest and the editing process that went into its publication.

Whether you want to tell a story in one frame, become more confident photographing people on location or build a long term documentary project, this extended weekend can give you the building blocks and feedback you need to develop as a photographer.



Topics Covered include:

  • Composition, light and capturing moments
  • Developing personal projects
  • Picture Story vs. Photo Essays
  • Environmental Portraits
  • Gaining Access / Model releases
  • Strategies for editing and processing
  • One on one and group Critique

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is ideal for photographers with an interest in documenting people and/or the landscape. We will focus on the relationship between the land and the people who work the land. It is an opportunity to dive into creating strong work that can stand alone or be the start to a larger project. This is a workshop for those who learn best from hands-on real word experiences and desire critical feedback.

Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to attend this workshop. Attendees should be familiar with the basic functions of their camera and be comfortable with controlling the shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls. Leica Cameras not required for this workshop.


A complete detailed itinerary will be provided following your registration for the workshop.
The program will officially begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday September 10th and conclude with the departure from the Inn at 12 noon on Sunday. Friday and Saturday will include visits to area farms, individual editing time with Ana as well as the chance to explore on your own.

The workshop will conclude with final slide of student work on Saturday night and a locally sourced meal at the Langley Inn.

Journeys and Adventures, Masterclass, Workshops
Tom A. Smith
Student – $1,599,-WA


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