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Robin Isabella in Los Angeles. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA f/1.4.
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · April 2016

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Leaving Los Angeles

Hollywood, USA. April 5, 2016

Robin had her last day in LA today, playing with a new friend. Tomorrow she if off to Denmark to go back to school. Joy and I fly to New York and Toronto.


Robin was hanging out with Judah on her last day in LA. Back to Denmark tomorrow. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.

 

 

 
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New York, NY, USA, Apri 2016

I visited New York for a few days, speaking at BH PHoto.

 


Joy Villa and her lawyer Sonia on Park Avenue. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


David Comora
working the 21mm by the Flatiron by Madison Square Park.

 


I did a lecture at BH Photo, "Noctilux - King of the Night".

 


Out and about in New York. Photo by Joy Villa with Leica Q.

 

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Toronto

Toronto, Canada. April 18, 2016

I had a great re-visit to Toronto and Canada.

 


The friendly dogs in the dog park in Toronto. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 


Out and about in Toronto on a sunny day (amidst snow and rain)

 


Young man in his four-whel convertible in Toronto.

 

     
 

"Hi Thorsten,
 
I want to say thank.

The workshop last year in Berlin was a very inspiring and fundamental milestone for me. When i review my own work since that i see that i am much more passion for photography, especially in combination with the Noctilux and the Monochrom camera.

You gave some basic knowledge how to get more natural results. And this influenced me postprocessing workflow very much and so i could develop my own style.

You really live the Leica Spirit and especially for the Noctilux you are the best inspiration.
 
Thank you."

 
  - J. H. (Germany)  

 

 

Roadtrip to Tiny

Midland, Canada. April 18, 2016

Yesterday we went on a road trip to Tiny, a tiny township near by Midland in Canada to see what the world had to offer of adventure, ice cream and history lessons. Alan Watson volunteered with car and off we went. The destination was the home of Leica lens designer André De Winter.



Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AAspherical-M f/1.4. © 2016 Thorsten von Overgaard

 

     
 

"I am addicted to your website. When I see your videos and read your books, I cannot shake the desire to shoot with such a camera as the Monochrom and 50mm Summicron. 

I want to thank you for your beautiful photos, valuable website and tools, and the advice you have given to me. I think above all else you impart to your audience, what I carry with me the most, are your sentiments regarding portraiture, and I’m paraphrasing here: Give your subject the best light.  Show them beautifully and at their best. 

Thank you for your inspiration"

 
  - G. S. (USA)  

 

Visiting the Oscar-Winning designer of the Leica Cine lenses

Tiny, Canada. April 18, 2016

André De Winter is one of the two designers who was awarded an Oscar in 2015 for the Leica Cine lenses that CW Sonderoptic in Wetzlar produces. So when I got the chance to hang out at his home over vegetarian lunch, that was a great possibility to get together.

We talked history and nerd stuff for a day, and I also got to do some portraits of him.

I also wanted to visit the original E. Leitz Canada factory that was sold off back in the 1990's, but being a foreigner I wouldn't be allowed to see other than the hallways (they work for the millietary), so I skipped that part. Also, they removed the last bits and parts of the Leica era last year (those are now in Wetzlar), so maybe I didn't miss a lot.

 

     
 

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Visiting Tiny Township in Canada: Joy Villa and Ms De Winter (who's originally from Netherlands). Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA f1/4. © 2016 Thorsten von Overgaard.

 

 

         
 

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Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M cameras:   Small Leica cameras:
Leica M10   Leica Q full-frame mirrorless
Leica M Type 240 and M-P Typ240   Leica CL
Leica M-D Typ 262 and Leica M60   Leica TL2
Leica M Monochrom Typ246 digital rangefinder   Leica Digilux 2 vintage digital rangefinder
Leica M Monochrom MM digital rangefinder   Leica Digilux 1
Leica M9 and Leica M-E digital rangefinder   Leica Sofort instant camera
Leica M9-Professional digital rangefinder   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
Leica M4 35mm film rangefinder   Leica CM 35mm film camera
     
     
Leica M lenses:   Leica SLR cameras:
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica SL 2015 Type 601 mirrorless fullframe
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica R8/R9/DMR film & digital 35mm dSLR cameras
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R10 [cancelled]
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R4 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R3 electronic 35mm film SLR
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL/SL mot 35mm film SLR
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 and f/1.2   Leica SL and TL lenses:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4    
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0    
Leitz 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica R lenses:
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 80mm Summilux-F f/1.4
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 180mm R lenses
    Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leica Cine Lenses:   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica Cine lenses from CW Sonderoptic   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
     
     
History and overview:   Leica S:
Leica History   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica Definitions   Leica S2 digital medium format
Leica Lens Compendium   Leica S digital medium format
Leica Camera Compendium    
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   "Magic of Light" Television Channel
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Photography Knowledge   Thorsten Overgaard books and education:
Calibrating computer screen for photographers   Thorsten Overgaard Masterclasses & Workshops
Which Computer for Photographers?   Lightroom Survival Kit (Classic)
What is Copyright? Advice for Photogarphers   Lightroom Presets
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Capture One Survival Kit
Quality of Light   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
Lightmeters   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
White Balance & WhiBal   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
Film in Digital Age   "Composition in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
All You Need is Love   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
X-Rite   The Overgaard Photography Extension Course
The Origin of Photography    
Hasselblad/Imacon Flextight 35mm and 6x6 scanner   Leica M9 Masterclass (video course)
Leica OSX folder icons   Leica M10 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica M240 Masterclass (video course)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson   Christopher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
 
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Byron Prukston   Richard Avedon
     
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Leica M10 / M240 / M246 User Forum on Facebook   Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog
Jono Slack   Leica Camera AG
Steve Huff Photos (reviews)   Leica Fotopark
Erwin Puts (reviews)   The Leica Pool on Flickr
LeicaRumors.com (blog)   Eric Kim (blog)
Luminous Landscape (reviews)   Adam Marelli (blog)
Sean Reid Review (reviews)   The Leica User Forum
Ken Rockwell (reviews)   Shoot Tokyo (blog)
John Thawley (blog)   I-Shot-It photo competition
     
 
 
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Commisioning Thorsten Overgaard Worldwide   Ventilated Shade for Leica 28mm Summilux
Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing   Ventilated Shade for current 28mm Elmarit-M
Video Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade for older 28mm Elmarti-M
Photography Books by Thorsten Overgaard   Ventilated Shade E49 for 75mm Summicron
Home School Photography Extension Courses   ventilated Shade E55 for 90mm Summicron
Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade for 28mm Summaron
Artists Nights   Ventilated Shade for 24mm Elmarit
Gallery Store Specials   Ventilated Shade E60 for 50mm Noctilux and 75/1.4
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Above: Robin Isabella in Los Angeles. Leica M 240 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M AA f/1.4.

 

 



 


 

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Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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