This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
“I teach in a grad school in the US, and one thing I noticed and truly appreciated about your book was the clarity of the writing. I always understood exactly what you meant, which is a skill.
Another thing I paid attention to were your images. Seeing them, one after the other, annotating the book, was a strong and compelling demonstration of your art and craft. The images themselves taught me quite a bit, as I examined them closely.
More than any other book of its type, I am learning so much as I read".
- C. K..
"This is probably the most beautiful movie about photography ever. So poetic, a salute to life - and amazing inspiration. This is what its all about…"
- G. W.
Leica CL video review by Thorsten Overgaard
New York, January 1, 9:00 AM, 2019
It's hard to belive I have been running a 4K photography channel for two years now. Many hours of free content. Today is the release of my Leica CL review that was recorded in New York.
The London Workshop
London, January 2, 2019.
I went to London for the traditional workshop starting just as the Christmas and New Years celebrations are over. Personally, I just can't do holiday more than a few moments, then I have to hit the ground running. That was the idea behind the London workshop when I first did it some years ago, and now it has become a tradition every beginning of January for those who want to get stuff done. It's always a great workshop with funny people.
A new year, new visions and new projects. I get to spend a couple of weeks with the kids and friends.
Writing books in Florida.
"I may have already told you this: 30 days after I bought the Leica Q, I bought an M10-P.
You were correct, I couldn't stop dreaming about the M.
Both are great cameras."
- P. S.
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I have made a few essential Presets for Lightroom which do minor adjustments to the Leica files, so as to get the tones exactly how I want them.
The Presets have as their ideal, the Leica M9 sensor, as well as the Kodachrome film (which also happens to be the ideal for Leica, when they developed the Leica M9 sensor). Not that it matters much, but that is the reason why I made my own Presets: To get the that look, rather than a “digital sensor look”.
I have made a few essential Styles for Capture One that does minor adjustments to the Leica files, so as to get the tones exactly how I want them.
The Styles have as their ideal, the Leica M9 sensor, as well as the Kodachrome film (which also happens to be the ideal for Leica, when they developed the Leica M9 sensor). Not that it matters much, but that is the reason why I made my own Styles: To get the that look, rather than a “digital sensor look”.
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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish-American multiple award-winning photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops to photographers. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via email.
You can follow Thorsten Overgaard at his television channel magicoflight.tv.
I am in constant orbit teaching
Leica and photography workshops.
Most people prefer to explore a
new place when doing my workshop.
30% of my students are women.
35% of my students dotwo or more workshops.
95% are Leica users.
Age range is from 15 to 87 years
with the majority in the 30-55 range.
Skill level ranges from two weeks
to a lifetime of experience.
97% use a digital camera.
100% of my workshop graduates photograph more after a workshop.