Pete Halvorsen


Leica LA Instameet - Saturday, May 30th 10AM-1PM


"Learn, Test Drive and be inspired by Leica photographers”.

The InstaMeet is free just make sure you RSVP to be on the list:

InstaMeets welcome photographers/instagrammers of all genres and age.

We'll have professional models, world class coffee, portfolio review, giveaways and of course Leica Cameras to demo.  

Feel free to bring your own cameras/mobile phone or just an SD Card to save the images you shoot on the Leica cameras.  We will have different areas throughout the store with cameras under the guidance of our InstaMeet photographers.

Day of InstaMeet

10A-10:30A - Meet and Greet/Arrivals

10:30-11A - Photographers introduce and teach very basic operation of the cameras

11A-1:00P - Instagrammers shoot the cameras/props and talk shop

1:00P-2P- Anyone that still wants to shoot more can join Pete for a Photowalk around the neighborhood (Instagrammers who want to use Leica Gear on the photowalk) will leave credit card information and Driver's License.

These areas will be lead by:

Pete Halvorsen - Commercial Photographer and InstaMeet Host

Andrew Stuart - Music Photographer

Some of Andrew's clients include. Slayer, The Foo Fighters, and Mick Fleetwood.
Will cover the M and techniques with available light.

Will be guiding instagrammers with a hands on experience with the M  
and available light.    

Dennys Ilic - Australian, now US Commercial Photographer

Will be running the S-System area and talking about portrait work!

Dennys is a commercial photographer from Australia now LA!  From photographing
the stars of Harry Potter to some of the biggest actors in The Sci-Fi World,
Dennys will be sharing his experience on the S and talking about portraits
and guiding people through some tips as they shoot with him.

Brian Campeau - DP, and co-founder OneNint

Will be on the V-Lux and his steady cam talking and letting

people operate video.  Brian will guide people with hands on
camera moves new to the video world.

Legendary in the Leica world of customer service since 1969

Ebi will be operating the Leica T area with various lenses for 

people to try out!

Philip -Leica Akademie Team, US

Philip is part of the Leica Akademie Team, and also a Red Carpet 

and fashion photographer. He will be floating from different area assisting and answering photography questions.


Paris Chong - Asst. Manager, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles

For the non-shooters, Paris will be in the Library discussing various photographers, books, prints, and also giving advice on any photographs people may want to bring in or share. 


Verve Coffee Roasters will also be present serving their world class coffee on site!

For an Idea of what an InstaMeet is all about check out the one Pete hosted with TOMS: