Leica SL2 Video Workshop, Online

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An online workshop for current owners of the Leica SL Systems. Owners learn practical skills to enhance their SL experience with two professional Leica Akademie instructors.
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Join Leica’s Professional Imaging Product Specialists Ray Olson and John Kreidler as they guide you through the process of understanding and using the video functions of your SL2 and SL2-S.   Designed for SL2 owners who have taken the SL2 Owners workshop Part One and Part Two and feel comfortable with the camera and it’s menu system.  This is the final session of a three-part SL2 series.   This course will give owners the confidence to explore the video aspects of the camera.

The Leica SL2 is an incredibly customizable camera. We will be giving you an basic understanding of the video functionality of the SL2 as well an understanding of video terminology and helping you hone in on your specific video look.

There will be a 30-minute break toward the middle of class & 15-minute breaks between each half.

Topics Covered

• History and Camera Concept
• Shutter System
• Focusing System
• Metering System
• White Balance
• Video Format, Resolution and Frame rate
• Video Menus
• Accessories
• Customization – User Profiles and FN buttons
• Best Practices – Video Production

Who should take this workshop?
Current SL2 Owners  and anyone interested in learning the video features of the SL2 System , will benefit from this program.


The SL2 camera system is a professional tool.  Basic knowledge in photography basics will be expected.  Though this workshop is to cover SL2 & SL2-S Owners of all skill levels, we strongly suggest a pre-requisite workshop in Photography Fundamentals for novice photographers. As well as SL2 Owners workshop Part 1.

Registrants should have a basic understanding of camera technology navigation in general & have an understanding of the exposure triangle (ISO, Aperture, Shutter) with the demonstrated ability to navigate through the basic functions of their camera mechanics.

Registration for this event closes 24-hours before each class begins to solidify attendance. Please feel free to email any questions or concerns to Akademie@LeicaCameraUSA.com


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Ray Olson is the West Coast Product Specialist for Leica Camera.  Ray has an extensive background in photographing music performances and as a studio and studio on-location portrait photographer.  His camera work in the past, utilized 35mm, medium, and large format systems. These images have graced the covers of music magazines, album art, tour books, and musical instrument advertising campaigns.  In addition, he has taught seminars and classes on Studio Lighting, Lighting on Location, Color Management, and Camera Technique for both film and digital capture platforms.  Ray also has a strong history in both the retail and wholesale sides of the Photographic Industry.

Leica Instructor Ray Olson


John Kreidler is our East Coast Product Specialist and co-host of Leica’s streaming Tech Talk program on YouTube. John brings more than 25 years’ experience providing imaging and production insight to professional photographers and enthusiasts alike.

Equal parts, photographer, educator, and trainer, John can frequently be found, giving those interested in Leica products an opportunity to experience them in a real-life situation, during Pro Discovery Days, Leica Store events and Akademie workshops, throughout the country.

An accomplished photographer, his on-going obsession with capturing light and shadow started from an early age. He strives to move beyond the beautiful snapshot and create an image that evokes emotion in the viewer’s mind. Most recently, John’s work was selected to appear in the new book, “Inspiration Leica Akademie.”

Leica Instructor John Kreidler

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