Mastering Leica: Elevate Photography with Eva Palazuelos


Dates & Time

DAY1:  1.30-4pm / Saturday 3 August, 2024
DAY2:  1.30-4pm / Saturday 10 August, 2024


£350 for the two-day workshop

You can buy your ticket here.



Aperture Gallery (basement level of Aperture UK)
17 a&b Riding House Street, London W1W 7DT


Join this photography workshop led by Eva Palazuelos, designed specifically for Leica users looking to enhance their photography skills. Whether you are just getting started as a photographer or you are well-experienced, this course is crafted to take your photography to the next level. 
You will delve into Eva Palazuelos’ approach, which integrates a fusion of camera technique, composition, and creativity to refine your unique vision.
The workshop comprises 2 sessions of 2.5 hours each, held at Aperture UK in London. It accommodates a small group of 6 to 8 participants, providing ample opportunity for individual feedback. You will immerse yourself in theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience both indoors and outdoors.
All you need to bring is your Leica digital camera. During the sessions, you will learn to master your camera’s manual mode, taking control of the decision-making process and unlocking your creative potential. By placing decision-making in your hands, rather than relying solely on your camera, Eva will guide you in gaining full control over your photography, allowing you to develop your personal perspective.



Workshop agenda


Classroom: theoretical part (1h20)

  • Brief history of photography to understand its evolution. The camera obscura.
  • The light and handling natural lighting
  • Understanding different shutter speeds and apertures:
    • Visual demonstration with analogue camera to show the different shutter speeds and apertures
    • Use of the camera in manual mode: light meter, aperture, and shutter speed
    • Explanation of the reciprocity law: relationship between shutter speed and aperture
    • Explanation of equivalences and nomenclatures
  • Types of focusing and tips for different Leica systems
  • Composition rules (part 1)

Tea Break (10 mins)

Outdoor: practical part (1h)

  • Depth of field and motion-blur exercises under the continuous supervision of the teacher so that participants learn to adapt aperture and shutter speed to achieve different aesthetic effects
  • Answering students' questions

Homework: depth-of-field, motion-blur, and composition exercises



Classroom (1h10)

  • Reviewing students' technical and composition homework. Choose with them every best individual photo.
  • The ISO
  • Composition rules (part 2)
  • Answering students' questions

Tea Break (10 mins)

Classroom (1h10)

  • Exploring creativity
  • Practical exercises:
    • take photos of each other to explore each one's creative side
  • Showing a selection of photos captured by the tutor












Your ticket includes:

  • Refreshments and snacks throughout the workshop
  • 2 complimentary prints from Fuji Kiosk Printer in the shop

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  • Participant has to be aged 18 or older. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian if they wish to attend the workshop.
  • Each participant has to bring their own Leica digital camera.
  • Participants are expected to attend the full programme to achieve the workshop's goal.
  • Each participant has to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and suitable protection for their camera for the outdoor session (DAY1).
  • Participants of all skill levels are welcome.



  • Other than the outdoor session (DAY1), the workshop is happening on the basement level of Aperture UK shop, and the access to the basement is only via stairs. Toilet is on the same level. Please do let us know if you need any assistance accessing the basement.
  • Venue of the outdoor session is chosen by the tutor depending on the weather. 


Change of Dates

The workshop dates are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum number of participants that can be carried out is not reached. If we have to cancel the workshop, or a participant does not wish to attend alternative dates, we will give them a full refund of the ticket price.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your ticket, you need to get in touch with us by email at [email protected]. Refunds for cancellation will be given as follows:

    • More than 28 days before the first day of the workshop: 100%
    • 15 to 28 days before the first day of the workshop: 50 %
    • Less than 15 days before the first day of the workshop:  0 %
    • No attendance without notice:  0 %

If we have to cancel a workshop for reasons beyond our control, we will either offer the participant a workshop with the same content on alternative dates, or refund the full ticket price.


Waiting List

If the ticket sales page shows 'sold out' and you are still interested, please email us at [email protected]. We will add your name to our waiting list and get in touch with you once a space opens up. 
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If you have any question about the workshop, please contact us at [email protected]



“It was good, interesting, insightful, inspiring, a long way to go, thanks.”

“Just thought I would thank you for teaching me manual settings on my camera. It truly changed my photography and has had the biggest influence on me. I have been to many workshops and the time I was with you taught me so much. Know that your time spent teaching me has had a huge impact on my life.”

“A great experience, suitable for all levels starting from basic technique, always oriented towards how to use that technique to convey emotions through your photos. You practice creativity from the first day by setting challenges and coherence in your work. Every day you discuss the work of the previous day. In a short time, the improvement is noticeable.”

“It might sound cliché when I say that Eva has managed to convey her love and sensitivity for photography with simplicity and dedication. I needed a course that would teach me the technique, explain the why of light, how to make the correct measurements, how to apply it in every situation, and how to achieve effects, depth, and vanishing points. Whenever there's an opportunity, I will certainly repeat another course with Eva Palazuelos.”


Eva Palazuelos

Eva Palazuelos is a Spanish photographer and photography tutor based in London with over fifteen years of experience in capturing the mood and emotions present in spaces and among people. With a keen eye for detail, she reveals meaningful moments through intimate and subtle photographs, while also exploring beyond reality to craft images that evoke emotions and thoughts.
Eva finds great fulfilment in photography tutoring, which holds a significant place in her life. Throughout the years, she has mentored over 500 students, sharing valuable tips and techniques and encouraging their unique creative voices through both group workshops and personalised one-to-one sessions.
Among others, she has worked for The Worshipful Company of Salters, Cheyne Capital, Helen Friel, UCL, and Nuestro Tiempo Magazine.
In November 2023, she was honoured to win a Magnum Portfolio critique prize with Olivia Arthur. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and is part of the permanent collection at MAS Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Santander.