Leica Camera, the well-known German based camera brand, has partnered with Exclusive Resorts®, the nation’s leading destination club, bringing together photographic education with the world of luxury travel. Photographers of all levels will get the chance to learn from Leica Akademie’s team of instructors through vacations in Costa Rica, Mexico and Arizona.
Exclusive Resorts is a private club with more than 350 multi-million dollar villas located on seven continents, and has never collaborated with any photography brands in the past. Leica is known as the industry’s most iconic camera brand, and has often paved the way for photographers with equipment that offers freedom in reportage. Leica has more than eleven models and a line of digital cameras, but the most popular models are still the M-System series that was introduced in 1932.
Photographers will have access to Leica Akademie’s team of instructors, and over $100,000 worth of Leica equipment, including a newley launched Leica X Vario. These enthusiasts will partake in a four night getaways in Exclusive Resorts most private and desired locations.
The SVP of Marketing for Exclusive Resorts commented on the partnership, saying, ““There is simply no better partner to capture the sheer enjoyment and beauty of an Exclusive Resorts vacation. We are thrilled to share with our members Leica’s unique visual perspective on the world while at the same time capturing what makes our Club experience truly unique for generations of members to enjoy for years to come.”
The getaways will begin on July 23 of 2014 in Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica. The series will also travel to Exclusive Resorts’ villas in Real del Mar, Mexico and Tucson, Arizona at the award-winning Mirayal Resort & Spa. Workshop pricing begins at $2999 for a single person in a shared villa, and includes dedicated on-site concierge and many resort amenities ranging from a private chef to daily spa programming.
With small class sizes, real world shooting situations, and access to experienced instructors and guest photographers, this Exclusive Resorts and Leica Camera partnership is the epitome of luxury and learning, pairing exclusive teaching opportunities with a once in a life time travel experience.