Explore Palm Springs 2018 through the Leica perspective:



Exclusive Camera Loans for Workshop Students | Daily Leica on Loan

A selection of Leica cameras and lenses will be available on loan exclusively for students at the Korakia Pensione daily from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All gear must be returned at 5:00 p.m. Loans are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Valid ID, credit card and SD card required.


Monday, May 7. 5:00 – 6:30pm. Meeting Point: Leica Suite at the Korakia Pensione. Prompt departures, so please be on time.

Leica Camera will be hosting an exclusive photo walk led by photographer Cira Crowell:

Find inspiration in the beauty of golden hour in an exciting photowalk with documentary photographer Cira Crowell. Create and capture these magical moments with a Leica camera and/or lens of your choice. Leica M, Q, CL, and SL-Systems will be available for you to use through Leica’s complimentary loan program.

The Leica photowalk is complimentary and limited to 15 participants. Loans are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid photo ID, credit card and SD card are required to participate. Visit Leica at the Korakia Pensione 20-minutes prior to the start to secure your loan.


Leica Giveaway | Enter to Win in the Hyatt Sponsor Headquarters Area
Visit our booth in the Hyatt and sign up for our newsletter to win a Leica Sofort instant camera. The giveaway will run all five days and is open for students attending the festival only. One winner will be selected at random and notified the week after.

Leica in the Hyatt Sponsor Headquarters
Discover our lineup of professional cameras and lenses in our hands-on Leica Photo Studio and experience how Leica can fit into your workflow.

Monday – Wednesday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM


Our LA Gallery curator, Paris Chong will be reviewing portfolios in our booth. Register in the Portfolio Review Program at PSPF. 

The Leica Seminar Presentation

Sign up now for the FREE Leica Seminar: We will present back-to-back presentations by two great Leica photographers, Jackson Fager and Cira Crowell on Tuesday, May 8 at 1:15pm.

Leica Festival Scholarships

Leica is again underwriting 3 Emerging Photographer Scholarships at PSPF. Full-time students or recent graduates are invited to check out the “Emerging Photographer Scholarship” program at the festival. For more information, click on: http://2018.palmspringsphotofestival.com/scholarship/


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Get your hands on a Leica!

This year’s festival provides a perfect opportunity for a glimpse into the future of photography with the Leica SL. Leica continues it’s long running tradition of providing festival attendees with access to the complete line of Leica products. Starting Monday, May 7th through Friday May 10th, the “Leica on Loan” program will be available from 8:00 a.m. at the Korakia hotel. Products are loaned on a first come, first served basis in the Leica suite on the Moroccan side of the Korakia. You must bring your own SD card and a valid ID. CLICK HERE to download the loan form and please bring a filled out copy to the festival to participate.

Leica Festival Scholarships

If you are full-time student or recent graduate check out the “Emerging Photographer Scholarship” program at the festival. For more information, click on: http://2018.palmspringsphotofestival.com/scholarship/

Tom Smith