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Join world-renowned photojournalist, editor and instructor Maggie Steber on a nighttime search for photographic mystery in the streets of San Francisco from March 8-11. Each photographer will be asked to interpret the concept of mystery in his or her own way, resulting in a final presentation on Saturday night. This 4-day workshop explores the elusive mysterious nature of ideas, sometimes dark, sometimes dreamlike, whatever the photographer considers mysterious is the focus of this truly unique experience.

Scheduled to coincide with the debut exhibition of The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma at the gallery at the Leica Store San Francisco, this workshop will take inspiration from and peak the imagination of each student with photographs from a wide variety of artists, whose work addresses the concept of mystery. The idea of mystery and considering how to visualize it is something we will explore together to reach into the fascinating darker genre of photography, where anything goes. Where and how we find mystery is what this workshop is about. Consider this your secret garden, a safe place to express wherever your imagination takes you.

Topics covered:

  • Finding inspiration in Film Noir and Pulp Fiction
  • Visualizing, love, loss, life and death, suspense
  • Sequencing and editing for the greatest impact

March 7th, 7pm
Gallery opening at the Leica Store San Francisco (optional)

March 8th, 1pm – 5pm
Official start to the workshop featuring opening lectures and portfolio reviews

March 9th, 2pm – 5pm
Editing and review

March 10th, 2pm – 5pm
Editing and review

March 11th, 10am – 4pm
Editing and review of student work.  Group lunch included in program.

Enter to win a scholarship:

We are offering one person a scholarship for the workshop. Interested? Please write to us at Send a link with up to 20 images or your website and a short bio. Include your reasons for wanting to take part in this program. Deadline to apply is Feb 7th!

Click here to register or to learn more about this Leica Akademie workshop.

Mystery in San Francisco Workshop

03/08/2018 - 03/11/2018
Leica Store San Francisco