• Photographing the world for 33 years
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Cuba 2017

Join myself, Nick Rains, and my partner-in-photography, Christian Fletcher,  for a 9 night exploration of Havana and Trinidad on the Caribbean island of Cuba. The dates are October 16 – 25 2017. As with all my photography tours this is for a small group only – Christian and I take only 8 guests  – so with one instructor per four guests there is ample opportunity for […]


Leica Akademie Masterclass Review

Christmas 2014 and I was in Manilla for an Akademie Masterclass as part of a tour of SE Asia. One of the guests, Raul Echivarre, wrote an in depth review of the proceedings which I link to here because it will give you an excellent idea of what my workshop are all about. Thanks to […]


Leica SL (Type 601) – updated

Here it is, hot off the press, the totally new Leica SL. What does SL stand for? There are many theories but the one I like is that it’s not an SLR (because it’s got no mirror) so therefore it’s an SL. Regardless of the name, the spec sheet is impressive: 24MP ISO to 50000 Very […]

About Nick


Nick Rains is a professional photographer specialising in travel and documentary work. His work has been featured in publications such as Australian Geographic, Outback Magazine, Australian Photography and more. He is a Master Photographer of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, the Leica Akademie Principal Instructor and helps committed enthusiasts take the photographs they have been dreaming of in far-flung locations around the world.

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What our workshop guests are saying…

“This was the best photography workshop I have ever been to…by miles.”

Peter Bourne

“I was really blown away by the course. I was gobbed-smacked within the first hour of the workshop by Nick’s in-depth knowledge. “

Toby Nichols

“What can I say……thank you…..thank you for sharing your passion…thank you for sharing your knowledge…..and thank you for inspiring me to be a better photographer…”

Darren Devenish

“I think if you’d tried to tell me I’d come away having learned so much – and so much practical stuff that I could use right away – then I probably wouldn’t have believed you.”

Stuart Westmore

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