Capture Integration Workshop: Silo City

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2014

Capture Integration Workshop: Silo City

capture-integration-workshopCapture Integration and Leica will be supporting photographer Mark Maio with his upcoming workshop in Buffalo, New York. The Silo City workshop provides exclusive authorized access to grain elevators and outbuildings on six acres of property. Leica is providing Leica S, Leica M and Leica M Monochrome kits available for attending during this workshop. The Leica systems will be a perfect fit for this unique scenery.

Visit the Silo City website for workshop schedule, instructor bios, lodging info and full details.

*June 5-8, 2014 in Buffalo, NY. Workshop size is ONLY 20. $695/attendee.


For those interested in the Leica S Trade-Up Promotion, this is a fantastic opportunity to test-drive the Leica S system yourself. Leica is offering a $5,000 trade-in credit for all SLR and DSLR cameras. 


The elevator complex is located on a sharp bend in the Buffalo River. On the north end of the property is the Lake and Rail Elevator and directly across the river from the complex are the Standard Elevators. Both of these elevators are still being used and we will not have access to either of them during the workshop. My hope is that we might get lucky during the workshop and be there as one or both of these elevators is visited by a Great Lakes freighter with a load of grain. These buildings are rich in architectural history and industrial design. With over half a million square feet of space, we will have plenty of room to explore and photograph.

This year we are fortunate to be able to also offer a half day photography trip to the Francis G. Ward Pumping Station in Buffalo. The pumping station went online in 1915 and when constructed, was the largest water pumping plant in the United States. It remains today one of the largest and most completely equipped water treatment and pumping stations in the world.


New this year is having both Leica and Capture Integration as sponsors. This adds a new dimension to the workshop. Attendees will be able to use Leica cameras and lenses throughout the workshop including Leica S, M Monochrom, and M 240 digital systems.

Chris Snipes from Capture Integration will be in attendance and provide additional medium format and tech camera systems plus digital backs from Phase One and Mamiya Leaf for testing and demonstration. Attendees can request demo equipment from Capture Integration. All gear is first come, first served. Contact CI for all gear requests.

The registration fee includes the workshop, lunch (Friday & Saturday), transportation to and from the workshop site, and refreshments on site throughout the workshop. Hotel, other meals and any incidental expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. Check out the Silo City website  for full details.