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The Story Behind That Picture: "Inside the New Leica Campus" ... touch the image to read more

© Henri-Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos
Read the Story Behind That Picture 117 - "The Decisive Moment - Henri Cartier-Bresson" ... Touch to read!

Thorsten Overgaard reviews, how to and inspirational articles about photography:
Leica Digilux 2
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  "Overgaard’s epic Leica M9 review, possibly the most informative, as well as longest and most aesthetic treatise of any product on Earth."

Articles Leica M cameras Leica R cameras Leica S Leica Know How
Quality of Light Leica M Type 240 (M10) Leica R8/R9/DMR digital Leica S Leica History
Film in Digital Age Leica M Monochrom Leica R10 [cancelled] Leica S2 medium format Leica Definitions
Dodge and Burn Leica M9 and M9-P Leica R4 Leica S1 Leica Lens Compendium
All You Need is Love Leica M9-Professional Leica R3 electronic   Camera Compendium
Photographer for Sale Leica M4 Leicaflex SL/SL mot    
Leica Photographers Leica M lenses Leica R lenses Small Leica cameras Bonus stuff
Jan Grarup Elmarit 90/2.8 Telyt 400/6.8 Leica Digilux 2 Leica folder icons
Birgit Krippner Summarit 90/2.5 Elmarit 180/2.8 Leica Digilux 1 The Good Stuff
Riccis Valladares Summicron ASPH 90/2.0 Summicron 180/2.0 Leica X Vario Case in Point
Christopher Tribble Summicron ASPH 75/2.0 Summicron 90/2.0 Leica X2 Free e-Book
Martin Munkácsi APO-Summicron ASPH 50/2.0 Summilux 80/1.4 Leica X1 I-Shot-It competition
Vivian Maier Summicron 50/2.0 Macro-Elmarit 60/2.8 Leica Minilux The Origin of Photo
Summilux ASPH 50/1.4 Summicron 50/2.0 Leica CM
Technology Noctilux ASPH 50/0.95 Elmarit 35/2.8 Leica CL Other brands
Summicron 35/2.0 Summicron 35/2.0  
White Balance & WhiBal Summilux ASPH 35/1.4 Elmarit 19/2.8   Imacon Flextight
X-Rite Elmarit ASPH 28/2.8      
Lightmeters Super-Angulon 21/3.4 Vario-Elmarit 35-70/2.8    
Workflow Super-Elmar ASPH 21/3.4 Vario-Elmarit 35-70/4.0    
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll Summilux ASPH 21/1.4      

New Updated Article - Leica 50mm Noctilux "King of the Night" - The worlds most expensive 50mm lens.

Read the "On the Road with Thorsten Overgaard" March 2014

The Boston Dazzle
The Story Behind That Picture: "The Boston Dazzle" from my recent stay in Boston. Touch to read more ...

The Story Behind That Picture: "When Are You a Photographer?" ... Touch the image to read more

Read the new page 37 about sound systems for the Leica M 240 ... plus new sample videos!

Traveling With My Leica
Read the Story Behing That Picture · Traveling With My Leica · Touch the image to read more ...

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Enjoy our 19 miunutes story "Inside Leica Shop Vienna with Peter Coeln" as part of the On The Road Series.

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The new ongoing journal of Thorsten Overgaard ... touch the image to read & enjoy ...

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The Story Behind That Picture: How to photograph a thought - Read the story behind the picture

  In Your Bag No: 676 - Thorsten von Overgaard  


"Seeing With The Leica M 240" ... Touch the image to read the Worlds (Possibly) Longests Camera Review

The Story Behind That Picture: "How to Win Photo Competitions" ... Touch the image to read more

The story behind that picture: "Photographing the Royal Family of Denmark". Click to read more ...

The Story Behind That Picture: "Heroes of 9/11" ... Touch the image to read more


The Story behind that picture: "Photographing President Bill Clinton". Touch the image to read the story ...

Click to find a Workshop Far Away from Home ...

A Moment In Istanbul
Story Behind That Picture: "A Moment In Istanbul" ... Touch the image to read more

Story Behind That Picture: Standing On My Own Two Feets ... Touch the image to read

NDoing video woth Johnnie Behiri and the new Leica M Type 240 ... Touch the image to read

White Horse by Thorsten Overgaard

The Thorsten von Overgaard SHOP
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On The Road with Thorsten von Overgaard. Touch the image to read more ...

Photographing with the Leica M Monochrom
Thorsten Overgaard article about three months with the Leica M Monochrom digital rangefinder

Catherine Kubillus New CD Out "CLOWNS"
The Story Behind that Picture: "The Singer". Touch the image to read more ...

The Story Behind that Picture: "Overgaard Workshop in Montreal". Touch the image to read more ...

Leica M interview on the floor with Stefan Daniel
Touch the image to see the 35 min video and article from Photokina about the new Leica M and Leica ME

The Inspiration to Photograph
The Story Behind that Picture: "The Inspiration to Photograph". Touch the image to read more ...

Leica Galerie Salzburg

"The New Leiac M Monochrom black & white camera". Touch the image to read the story ...

The Story Behind that Picture: "Photographing the New York skyline". Touch the image to read the story ...

The Story behind that picture: "A New York Minute". Touch the image to read the story ...

Mads Langer
The Story Behind that Picture: "Photographing Festivals". Touch the image to read the story ...

The Story behind that picture: "Visiting Singapore". Touch the image to read the story ...

Vernissage at Leica Galery Salzburg
Photos from the vernissage in Salzburg. The exhibition is open till April 28, 2012.

The story behind that picture: "Decisions in Photography" · Touch the image to see

Repost of "The Palermo Situation" photographic expedition to Sicilia · Touch the image to see

No photographer has a hit rate of hundred percent - Click to read

Anne Archer
The Story Behing That Photo: Photographing Anne Archer - Click to read

The story beind that picture "King of Hong Kong" - Touch picture to read

Hans Blix
The Story Beind the Portrait of Hans Blix - Click to read

"Sydney" - See the slideshow from Sydney and student photos from the seminars and workshops

Catherine Kubillus
"The Singer" - A portrait session with Catherine Kubillus - Click to read the story

The Story Being That Picture: "Creating Illusions". Click to read.

New article on portraits: "Soul of a Man" featuring actor Terence Hines - Click to read.

Read the article “Every artist was first an amateur”

The Palermo SituationA 10-day photography journey into Italy. Read the article.

Berlin Photo Seminar
The Joy of Creation as a Photographer. Click to read more.

Thorsten Overgaard teachning photography:    
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Photo Seminar (3 days) Photography Lightroom Survival Crs Advanced Workshop One-on-one turoring
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  Lightroom Survival Kit      

All seminars, courses and workshops are in English. To read an overall description of them, read the article "Learn With Thorsten Overgaard". For an overview over dates, have a look at the "Calendar of seminars, workshops and courses". The way to reserve space, or if you have questions, send an e-mail to

Believe in yourself as a photographer. Click to read more

Postcards from Copenhagen Fashion Week
The story behind that picture: "Postcards from Copenhagen Fashion Week". Click to read more ...

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The story behind that picture: "A Moment in Time". Click to read more ...

Images from the premiere of Kylie Minogue's World Tour 'Les Folies Tour'. Click to see more ...

the late night show with henrik vibskov
The Late Night Fashion Show with Henrik Vibskov at Copenhagen Fashion Week. Click to see more ...

KENZO 40th Anniversary Show Backstage in London
"The February Issue" is the new fashion project. Click to read more

The story behind that picture: "The Art Fashion Show of bARBARA í gONGINI". Click to read more ...

Forty Portraits of 2008
Free eBook: "Forty Portraits of 2008" by Thorsten Overgaard with portraits of Seal, Cee-Lo, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Roger Moore, Alphabeat and many others. Click HERE to get your free copy of the eBook

Free eBook "Twenty Portraits of 2007" by Thorsten Overgaard with portraits of Bill Clinton, Kelly Preston, Hans Blix, Juliette Lewis ... and more. Click HERE to get your free copy of the eBook.

Shooting your own everyday life. Click to read more.

Read part two in a series about portraiture and life at large. Click to learn more

adidas Originals celebrates Copenhagen
How adidas Originals celebrated Copenhagen during the Copenhagen Fashion Week SS11. Click to read more.

How to shoot rock'n'roll and other stage performances. Click to learn more

This weeks photo: Prince in a slideshow from Roskilde Festival 2010 in Denmark. Click to see more.

Danish architecture anno 1909

Shooting strangers in the streets of New York and Los Angeles. Read the story behind the picture.

Weekly photo: The Crown Prince of Denmark - Click here to read the story behind that picture.

Thorsten Overgaard Workshops:

Photo seminars Berlin Copenhagen and Hong Kong

Leica M9 review and sample photos
The Worlds (Possibly) Longest Camera Review:
The Leica M9, Leica M-E, Leica M Monochrom and Leica M 240
digital rangefinders
by Thorsten von Overgaard

Leica Definitions
Leica History
"Photographer For Sale"
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica M9 and Leica ME
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M Type 240
Leica Digilux 2
Leica X

Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica S medium format dSLR
"On The Road With von Overgaard"


Leica History by Thorsten Overgaard

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Thorsten is the guest editor of
the July 2011 issue of KYUR8.
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After the Tsunami free eBook
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Get the free eBook After The Tsunami with photos and stories by Thorsten Overgaard from the relief work after the December 2004 tsunami in South East Asia. Get it here.

Favorite Restaurants
Thorsten is so obsessed with good coffee that he has made his own restaurant guide – from LA to Berlin.

Articles by Thorsten Overgaard: - online læsemagasin for filantroper
Den Gamle By 100 års jubilæum
Den Gamle By 100 års jubilæum


Leica M9 review and sample photos
The Leica M9 digital rangefinder

Leica DMR digital back
The Leica DMR digital back

Leica and Leitz Lens Compendium
Justin Scott from Melbourne, Australia and Thorsten had some fun creating a Leica Lens and Camera Compendum

The Quality of Light with reflectors, ARRI lights, KinoFlo, LED lights, etc
The Quality of Light article about ARRI lights, KinoFlo, reflectors, etc

100,000 Exposures Later [Part III]
100,000 Exposures Later [Part I]
100,000 Exposures Later [Part IV]

Oscar Barnack Leica History by Thorsten Overgaard self portrait
The Leica History website

Leica Digilux 2
"Leica Digilux 2 for professional reportage use"

Ted Sorensen and John F. Kennedy
The page
"Peope I've met" always draw interest. Though not updated for a long time, have a look for your self.

Forældrenes skole, statens børn"Forældrenes skole, statens børn"

Hvad Kennedy ville have sagt"Hvad Kennedy ville have sagt"


Juliette Lewis
"Juliette Lewis" exclusive - online læsemagasin for filantroper

Muslimer i Dialog:
Pakistanere - Ramadanen på Niels Broch - Muslimer i Dialog

Ted Sorensen and John F. Kennedy
The page
"Peope I've met" always draw interest. Have a look for your self.

Watch the slideshow:
70 female guests in the same Bøgelund-Jensen dress at the same party!

Photo seminars Berlin Copenhagen and Hong Kong

After the Tsunami online soundslides
The slideshow After The Tsunami has been seen online by more than 60,000 since July 2006

The Story behind the After The Tsunami feature




Princess Mary of Denmark Fotoseminar med Thorsten Overgaard
Need a fix of royalty, fashion, West Wing power and celebrity? - have a look under February 2009 and meet Princess Mary of Denmark, fashion designers Erik Brandt, Gudrun & Gudrun, presidential speechwriter Ted Sorensen, the mayor of Aarhus ... and more   Photo Seminar Schedules in Copenhagen, Aarhus, London, Berlin.  
TSR 07 Tall Ships' Races Aarhus Denmark   Cille, Heidi, Lars & Mads  
The four Tall Ship's Races slideshows by Thorsten Overgaard was seen online by more than 9,000 visitors in the first four weeks after July 2007. Have you seen it too?   Our friends and neighbours Heidi and Lars got married on August 18, 2007. Thorsten took a few informal photos.
This weeks photo is a link to my article "The Quality of Light" which is a continuing piece on light and photography. So if that's something of interest for you, click to read it.
Copenhagen Fashion Week SS08 SLIDESHOW
Copenhagen Fashion Week AS08 Slideshow
Danish Help to Burkina faso SLIDESHOW

Thorsten Overgaard covered the Africa Commissions congress in Burkina Faso in June – and used the occasion to document some of the results, Denmark help create in the areas of water supply, AIDS, human rights and education. Amongst many other projects, Denmark is establishing more than 1,000 water supplies throughout Burkina Faso, a country of 12 million people in West Africa. See the slideshow here

New Era Publications International   Portrætfotografering
SLIDESHOW: Atmosphere from the largest digital printing facility in Europe, the 24/7/365 book production facility of New Era Publications International, Denmark.   Thorsten Overgaard price list of stock photos
SPOT Festival 2008 soundslide   Leica Digilux 2
SLIDESHOW: Atmosphere from the yearly SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, presenting the future of music.   LEICA: Visit the website about Leica gear, Leica history and all:


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