Masterclass Portraits in Lisbon

with the Global Leica Akademie

"The first time I toured Lisbon was in 1980 when I instantely fell in love with the melancholy of the city. Of course she has changed since then. But if you take a closer look, the many layers of the centuries of the city’s past can still be found. And to learn how to take a closer look - that's what my masterclass is all about. "
A workshop for photo enthusiasts, professional photographers, experienced amateurs who want to enhance their creativity and skills in an inspirational team experience. The objectives of the Masterclass include custom portraits in and around Lisbon. The city offers a natural stage, beautiful scenery and with their people a fantastic casting. Add to that the team experience with Ivo. In over 30 years as a photographer, he has continued to expand his skills as a team leader and inspiration for other creative people.
At locations in and around Lisbon, the team members will photograph each other and learn to respond to, support or enhance the physiognomic and character traits of the participants. We are inspired by the unique atmosphere of Lisbon. One participant in turn takes one picture at a time, while the other participants help out. The motifs shown here were all created in Lisbon. There is a is a producer with the team, who ensures a smooth process, in case of bad weather or the need to change the location. A digital assistant manages the data and an employee of Leica Wetzlar ensures that no technical question will be unanswered. We work with a little bit of technology, a lot of heart and Ivo will impart all of his knowledge and skills. We all stay together in a nice hotel, found for us by locationscouts.


"Ivo is an inspirational teacher who is passionate about having fun and passion - Ivo turns a photo into a work of art, and he showed me how to do it!

He is also a buddy when traveling as you wish - always in a good mood, always eager to experiment, open to improvisation, models love him, persistent at work, sometimes it's late, but no evening was complete without our fish restaurant next door. We were expected! Like his paintings, Ivo is a total work of art and with Ivo in Lisbon, these are four days' holiday forever!"

Jacob Hartge Entrepreneur

5 days

From April 10th to 14th 2019

An intensive, personally guided masterclass with the

Global Leica Akademie


  Lisbon is the city where melancholy sneaks in the pictures

3.950 Euro

Including hotel, all meals, Leica® equipment, transfers, organization and assistants

Portraits from Lisbon:

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… about Ivo

Ivo lives in Hamburg, Germany though the world has become his extended home. He had hoped on becoming an actor, went on to study art and graphic design and began shooting scenarios with people for magazines. A few years later Ivo was approached by an art director to shoot his Volkswagen Golf in the same manner as he had captured the women for his personal series. People and cars became a big success. As of 1990 he began to shoot for Italy, Austria and Switzerland then the US, Czech Republic, Spain and China.


Day 1

Arrival in Lisbon, personal pick-up at the airport and get-together for dinner. We get familiar with the Leica cameras.

Day 2

Breakfast and drive to the first location. We are close to the Bridge of the 25th April which crosses the Tagus. We breath into the fresh morning air of the river. One of the team members will be made up and we set up in the soft sunshine of the morning to photograph each other with a Leica. We will have lunch in the area and talk about the first results as the wandering sun constantly changes the location. At the end of the day, we use the premises to reminisce about the day. We will enjoy a wonderful dinner together. End of our first day in Lisbon.

Day 3

 A new morning, a new adventure. We are prepared for every weather situation. The sea calls us with it’s swell and shady rocks. Our location will be a beach at the west coast. We will have two models on location in the traditional clothes of the fishermen, of whom we take pictures. We learn about how the make-up artist works with the models. We work at the sea shore from the strong shadow to the late backlight. We learn to shoot extraordinary portraits with the Leica, a little bit of technology and a lot of soul. Ivo supports and advise each participant to find and shoot the image he wishes to. The day ends with a meal by the sea. 

Day 4

 By now we have formed a strong and reliable team. After breakfast we leave the hotel. We are going to take portraits of us in the scenery of very modern architecture. After the lunch-break, we will revisit the rooms under the Bridge on April 24th to discuss our findings and to print a number of our motifs. In the late afternoon we end our masterclass with a unique "Creative Crew Shot", which will also be completed and printed overnight. The masterclass will be an unforgettable learning experience that promises real impact on your own potential and you will have the pictures to prove it. 

Day 5

Breakfast together and individual departure with personal transfer to the airport.
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