Details About Upcoming Workshops

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Details About Upcoming Workshops

Camera Electronic is pleased to be running two upcoming workshop events with acclaimed photographers Johannes van Kan and Jo Grams. 

The Leica Workshop 2011 featuring Johannes Van Kan

The workshop will concentrate on the Leica brand and the romance and culture that are attached to it. We will detail where the company has been and where it is going whilst also explaining our long history with the Leica brand. We will show every camera model currently made by Leica and discuss the specifications and extraordinary characteristics on each one, we will also allow the cameras to be passed around to each attendee for short trial periods throughout the day. We are hoping to have every lens in the current line up available on the day and talk briefly about the extraordinary optical designs available to Leica shooters.

The day will commence with introductions of staff and our featured speaker, Award winning photographer and Leica rangefinder specialist Johannes Van Kan.  Johannes will then tell the story of how he got his personally engraved special edition M9 direct from Leica Germany!  After this a brief video tour of the Leica factory will be shown.

Johannes will also take over the mic for a presentation of his photography and his own feelings on Leica; the brand, the equipment and how he uses it.  Johannes will also take questions regarding his work and the Leica system.

Lunch will be provided before Johannes briefs attendees on the afternoons photo assignment; a reportage style street photography trip around the Perth CBD.  After this there is opportunity to show your favorite image from the afternoon and have it critiqued by Johannes, those who have shot film we invite you to scan and send in your images after the event so Johannes can offer critique at a later date. 

We will conclude the day with a slide show about Leica’s history and their current products, along with an introduction to the Leica Blog, magazine and where they sit in the world of photography. Along with a quiz and prize draw, this will be the greatest Leica day you have ever attended, and will include a certificate signed by Johannes.

Johannes Van Kan and Jo Grams Masterclass

Photographers Johannes van Kan and Jo Grams are both experts in their fields with bot receiving numerous awards throughout their careers.  Johannes is a Fellow of the NZIPP and Jo a Master of the NZIPP, they both bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to their imagery.

Both photographers run a successful wedding and portrait studio in Christchurch and have recently been tested and endured like no one should ever have to. The romance and culture of Christchurch has been pushed to the brink. When something like this occurs how can two people who love and provide for a daughter and their own living have any business left? Where do they find the strength? Find out how and at the same time all their photographic and business knowledge at the 2011 Johannes and Jo Masterclass. Read below for an insight by Johannes;

“It’s really about sharing our expert knowledge and philosophies and the underlying principle behind why we are in business rather than teaching people how to use a camera. I want to be able to talk about why people use a camera. We called it a Master class to reflect the level of knowledge we would like to share.  

The disaster relief tour is really about us getting off our butts and doing something towards staying in business in a climate that is feeling suppressed and in a town that has lost half of its churches, most of its romance, and just about all of its old buildings. The relief is for us. It is an opportunity for other photographers to get something back for helping us get through what are very difficult times.

The money is to keep us in business and to help us in rebuilding our studio and home which now looks like this … PHOTOS AS BELOW…


There have been over 5000 shakes since the 22nd of September. So this is our own disaster and a way for us to not depend on organizations for a way to get through.

The talk is not going to focus on our problems but more on survival and success.”

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