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The Overgaard ADVANCED Photography Workshop
 
 
   

"The Overgaard ADVANCED Photography Workshop"

By: Thorsten Overgaard

Often the last comments after a seminar of mine is "Let's do this again next year" ... and so this is how we do it:

This is the seminar for those Leica photographers and others who want to take it to the next step after having completed the Overgaard Photo Seminar or the Overgaard Photography Extension Course

On the Overgaard Photo Seminar we spend one full day of shooting, and on the ADVANCED workshop we spend three days of shooting and editing.

 
  Working with models
 
  Hong Kong seminar editing their shots
   

Each day we focus on new assignments. The actual assignments will differ depending on locations available but will challenge you and teach you new techniques and better control of camera and light by guided hands-on assignemnts. Some of the subjects we may indulge in will be "Timing in portraitture", "Making available light the best light", "Finding the exact right light", "Working with models and people", "Shooting strangers - and they like it!", "Using reflectors for portraits", "Shooting with film lights" ... and more.

Photo by Alan Mathieson from Australia on the Los Angeles Advanced Workshop in July 2011

     
 

"The set-up you provided was great. Taking pictures of models was new to me and gave me a lot of certaintiy that I can reach results with taking pictures of people as I envision them to be. I have made steady and tangible progress in photography above my expectations thanks to your seminars."

 
  - M.J., Hamburg  

 

Anything you want to learn - you just ask! Basic subjects such as focusing with a rangefinder, using DOF, white  balanca and light metering will be basic in all assignments.

As always, the seminar will include visits to interesting locations, some model photography, the best coffee bars and ever exiting cafés/restaurants, with an interesting crowd of likeminded people dedicated to photography.

 


Model photo by Christophe Prieels, Turkey on the Advanced Workshop in August 2011.

 


Adrian Hawkmoon working with a model in a very low light setup, Palermo, May 2011.

 


Michael, Hans, Friedl and Oskar at work in the streets of Palermo. We walk around and work as a group.

 

Locations:
See the Overgaard Seminar Calendar.

 


Photo by Maja Mazurkiewicz, Denmark on the Advanced Workshop in August 2011.
 

 

Adrian Hawkmoon
From the Berlin seminar February 2011, photo by Adrian Hawkmoon using Leica M9.

 

Lightroom Survival Course Berlin

 

Other tutoring possibilities: Look at the page Learning With Thorsten Overgaard to read more about photo seminars, personal one-on-one tutoring, extension courses and workflow seminars.

 


Tue Juelsbo photographed by Gerhard Gruber.

 


Working with reflectors in low afternoon light, Palermo, May 2011

 

Reviews of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshops:

 

What People Say

 

     
 

User review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshops in Rome and Paris:

"Thank you for the Rome workshop.

The last days I spent with you in Rome I have done once before. So why do it again? Same type of workshop and with the same photographer.

Simply because I was so inspired by the first workshop two years ago, that I felt I would (and could) squeeze even more out of you a second time.

Of course some repetition was present on theory but two photo shootings are newer the same, and you always get new information there either wasn't presented the first time, or that you did not grasp at that time.

My overall goal taking part in the Rome Workshop was to focus much on the light, which I can transfer to future photo and television news stories that I produce.

And I got it!

The hands-on practice and advice from you benefits both experienced pro's like my self, and amateurs who wants to step up a level. So with my tired feet walking around hot Rome, I now will go back to work and let the experiences and inspiration go into my photography works.

You are newer to old, too experienced or (especially) too good to learn. Thank you for good company and learning experiences. Thank you to Princess Joy villa and Robin Isabella as well..!"


 
  - Morten Aalbek (Videographer of the year 2014, Denmark)  

 

     
 

Review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop in Berlin:

"The Berlin Workshop is still resonating with me. It was truly a great experience, and was really nice to meet you and your family!"


 
  - T. S. (Canada)  
     
 

User review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop in Seattle:

"I diligently edit and process my images after every shoot as taught in your workshop and am always up to date with my images.

I have had your New Inspiration Course for a couple of days and have viewed all videos. I recently submitted a few images to a gallery in Portland for an exhibit.

I will continue to refine and work on the things you have talked about."


 
  - T. S. (Canada)  

 

     
 

Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop Review Rome:

"I enjoyed myself very much in the Rome Workshop. I learned a lot, and only now the full experience is sinking in.

Thank you. I am trying make the New York Monochrome Masterclass.

All the best to Princess Joy Villay and Robin Isabella".


 
  - E. L. (Jerusalem)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"Thorsten, I appreciate the genuine way in which you continue to communicate with your students and admire your success in creating a community of enthusiasts around you.

"I was such a beginner when I did your workshop that it has taken me quite a while to incorporate what you taught us into my photographic life.

" I remember you are not a fan of spending hours on a photo, and nor am I - indeed one of the benefits of the workshop was to show how one could spend more time about and about with the camera."

 
  - M. B. (France)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"Thank you again for the great time in Sydney. It was (and I say this quite seriously) a life changing experience. I'm a lot more confident to take and show my photos now. You should be proud that you have obviously brought knowledge and confidence to so many people. I will see you again some time in the future for a refresh"

 
  - J. G. (Australia)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"I was participant on your photo workshops in Malmö in 2011 and 2012. My abilities increased beyond imagination after that. Will you be offering a workshop only about portrait photography?"

 
  - C. B. (Malmo, Sweden)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"Meeting you was one of the most memorable things in my life!"

 
  - I. L. (USA)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world who have chance to attend Thorsten Overgaard workshop in Bangkok."

 
  - N. S. (Thailand)  
     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"Dear Thorsten and Joy, I wish to thank you and Joy for a wonderful four days of photography. From the first day of theory to the last day of choosing our best, it was a wonderful experience that inspired me to take more pictures and share them with others.

I learned a great deal from your critical comments and also your showing how to improve the final picture through minor adjustments in Lightroom. May of my friends have a heavy hand with Lightroom but you showed us how to adjust the camera so that minimal post processing was necessary to have a good final product.

Joy was also such a pleasure to be with. She is such a professional in her chosen field of modeling, entertainment and production. Her sharing of this knowledge with us was a compliment to Thorsten's photographic knowledge. She was also very flexible and willing to share her poetry with us after coming out of the cold of Seoul's winter too.

I will always remember those four days as being very special because of both of you. When you come to Seoul again, I plan to be there!

Again thank you for a wonderful photo experience."

 
  - G. F. (Korea)  

 

Overgaard Workshop in Berlin
Overgaard Workshop in Berlin

 

     
 

User review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop:

"The Overgaard Photography Workshop is an investment that pays immediate dividends.

In four short days there was a marked swagger in my step. This may sound irrelevant to photography, but in my opinion it’s one of the unspoken tangibles that make professional photographers like Thorsten so damn good – their confidence is able to make them disappear in a sense, and put their subjects at ease.

The funny thing about this is that it wasn’t something discussed during the workshop, it was something that I learned from observing Thorsten work. The way he moved without hesitation, the manner in which he sized up his subject, and got the shot and moved on. Quick, clean, and confident! For me, that was the most valuable part of the workshop – spending four days at the elbow of a professional photographer!

What an experience!

I came away excited, eager, and confident that I could produce the kind of photographs I’ve always envied!

Thank you to my friend Thorsten! Some time in the future, somewhere in the world, our paths will cross again!"

 
  - J. J. (New York)  

 

 

Video reviews Overgaard Workshop Rome:

 

     
 

User review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop:

"Thanks again for an amazing experience. Definitely keen to do another workshop with you both in the near future to hone my skillz. Apologies for having to run out constantly. Thanks again for everything."

 
  - G. C. (Hong Kong)  

 

     
 

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review:

"I was in a flat spot with my picturemaking, I was reading your blog which I follow with great interest. Your blog said 'wear your camera and get out and do something'.

Well after a bit of thought, I went out and put on an exhibition of 80 pictures in our local library exhibition room. This turned out to be very successful with photographic societies and others visit the exhibition.

Thank You for having inspired me!"

 
  - R. D. (UK)  

 

     
 

Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop Review from the London workshop:

"Towards the end of 2012 I purchased a Leica M9P camera and Leica 35mm lens; I did not know how much this little black box was about to shape all of 2013 for me.

In Jan 2013 I attended a four day workshop in London with Danish photographer Thorsten Overgaard. It was, not only, an incredibly informative few days but also tons of fun and I met some wonderful people. The encouragement I got from Thorsten and everyone else gave me an incredible boost to get 2013 started. In fact I loved the workshop so much I immediately enrolled on the Sept 13 session which turned out to be even better.

I found Thorstens straight forward approach to both using the camera and towards editing extremely refreshing but it was the way he taught me how to look for light that, honestly, changed the way I view the world.

I see differently now and because of that I also think differently. I've started to compose and record music in a way that is much clearer and for the first time in my career true to how I want to hear it.
"
(Feel free to see images on my blog).

 
  - B. G. (Music Composer & Producer London)  

 

     
 

User review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop in Sydney:

"First of all I would like to thank you for some very educational and inspirational days in Sydney. I feel that I’ve grown a lot as a photographer, not only through what you taught us, but also by just observing how you move and interact with subjects on the street. And your “All you need is love” approach to photography is the best advise I’ve ever received as a photographer.

I’m still aiming for my “less is more” approach to photography. If something doesn’t add to the story you’re trying to tell then try to crop it out (preferably in camera) or wait for the right moment when there are no distractions. I just had another look at your website and one of my favorite photos is of the Sikh reading a book shot with the 80mm Summilux-R. There must be hundreds of people in that photo but they all add to the story and therefore not a single one should be cropped. Very inspiring indeed!

Hope to see you again in the future, in Australia or somewhere else around the world. All the best."

 
  - H. H. (Sydney)  

 

 

 

 

   


   
   

As always, feel free to e-mail questions or comments to me at thorsten@overgaard.dk


- Thorsten Overgaard

   



    The Thorsten Overgaard Photography Extension Course 2010
     
     
   

 

     

Photo above: February 2011 seminar in Berlin. Photo by Tue Juelsbo with Leica R9/DMR with Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8.

 

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"On The Road With von Overgaard"
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The Story Behind That Picture

 

 

Thorsten Overgaard
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.

Feel free to e-mail to thorsten@overgaard.dk for
advice, ideas or improvements.

 

 

 

 

Review of the Thorsten von Overgaard Workshop in Luxoria Magazine:

Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Review in Luxoria Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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