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On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · The November 2015 Journal
 
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · November 2015

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By: Thorsten Overgaard

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This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.

 

Busy days in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan, November 7 - 15, 2015

Tokyo was our first destination on the eight weeks Asian tour 2015. We had put in a day or two to work the jetlag from Europe to Japan, and then it was three days of portrais and reportage for an American magazine before the workshop started in the Leica Gallery Ginza.

The next Overgaard Workshop in Tokyo will be October 2015 when the Halloween is happening. Tokyo has the wildest Halloween in the world. We do a more relaxing Kyoto Worksho the week after.

 

We woke up very early the first days. That's how I got to take this photo in Ginza early morning 7AM in the rain. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.
We woke up very early the first days. That's how I got to take this photo in Ginza early morning 7AM in the rain. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.

 


Thorsten Overgaard and Debra McGlynn in the Tokyo Workshop. © 2015 Henrique Penha.
Thorsten Overgaard and Debra McGlynn in the Tokyo Workshop. © 2015 Henrique Penha
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Kayabacho in Tokyo, November 2105. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.
Kayabacho in Tokyo, November 2015. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Yuta Kawasaki photographing in Tokyo. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.
Yuta Kawasaki photographing in Tokyo. © 2015 Thorsten Overgaard.

 

We also managed to shoot a music video for one of Joy Villa's remixes that will be released for Christmas and which are Grammy-considered for the Grammys 2016. We managed to almost get arrested by the police for oprupting the order on the street and blocking the traffic.

 

Joy Villa almost getting arrested for disrupting the traffic in Tokyo. © 2015 Yuta Kawasaki
Joy Villa almost getting arrested for disrupting the traffic in Tokyo. © 2015 Yuta Kawasaki

 

Joy Villa music video in Tokyo. © 2015 Yuta Kawasaki
Joy Villa music video in Tokyo. © 2015 Yuta Kawasaki

 

         
 

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APEC and workshop in Manila

Manila, Philippines, November 15 -19, 2015.

We arrived in Manila just at the same time as the APEC 2015 (Asia-Pacific Economic Coorporation) is happening. We have the pleasure of walking and photographing in Manila as it's all decorated for Christmas and APE, the main streets are closed off and there are security guards on all roads.

On the day of the editing in the Overgaard Workshop Manila we will be working literarily next to Obama speaking at the APEC.

 

The Manila visit is our first and gave us a day off to handle e-mail and more. Here we're in the center of the APEC at The Peninsula Hotel. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
The Manila visit is our first and gave us a day off to handle e-mail and more. Here we're in the center of the APEC at The Peninsula Hotel. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

     
 

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Jay Mendoza and Thorsten Overgaard in the Leica Store Manila
Jay Mendoza and Thorsten Overgaard in the Leica Store Manila.

 


Some wishful thinking going on in the airport in Manila.

 

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Back in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, November 20 - 24, 2015

I had a full Hong Kong Workshop and did a lecture at Schmidt Marketing on November 24 from 7.30 PM to 9 PM along with an Exhibition, "Noctilux - King of the Night".

My next 2016 Hong Kong Workshop is already scheduled for November 2016 and you can sign up here.

 



     
 

"Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am one of your fans and attended your session on the power of Noctilux in Hong Kong."

 
  - S. C. (Hong Kong)  

 


From my recent lecture "Noctilux - King of the Night" about the Leica 50mm f/0.95 lens. We had a group of about 80 people Tuesday evening and also featured the world sneak-preview premiere of the Joy Villa music video "Empty" shot with Leica Noctilux and CW Sonderoptic's Leica Cine lenses. Thanks to everyone for showing up. The exhibition of my Noctilux prints is still to be seen in the Schmidt Marketing Hong Kong offices and gallery throughout December.

 

     
 

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I don't know what to say other than I am blown away. What an astonishing piece, "A Lesson in Leica History". With my background as a dealer, factory technician, collector and user, I thought that I pretty much knew the history of Leica. Thank you so much for this enjoyable education about my beloved Leica.I will save this and enjoy it for years to come."

 
  - K. W. (USA)  

 

 

Exhibition, leture and workshop in Singapore

Singapore, November 26 - December 3, 2016

I did a lecture in Singapore on November 26 and the the Overgaard Workshop Singapore November 27-29, 2016.

I also opened my "Exhibition Von Overgaard" in the Leica Gallery Singapore on November 27 where all the proceeds went to Caring for Cambodia; schooling, dentist work, clean water and more for the kids of Cambodia.

The "Exhibition Von Overgaard" was the best-selling exhibition in the history of the Leica Gallery Singapore. On the opening night we raised SG$ 10,000 that all goes to the children of cambodia, and the exhibition continues throughout December 2015. Read the story about the exhibition here:

 

Exhibition von Overgaard opening night in the Leica Gallery Singapore.

 

Exhibition von Overgaard opening night in the Leica Gallery Singapore.
Exhibition von Overgaard opening night in the Leica Gallery Singapore.

 

 

The hero of the day, Leica Store Manager Mr. Ray Tan making sure everybody gets home with a print in support of the children of Cambodia!
The hero of the day, Leica Store Manager Mr. Ray Tan making sure everybody gets home with a print in support of the children of Cambodia!

 

We stayed for some days to photograph an assignment for a Singapore company before we flew to Perth and Sydney.

 

     
 

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Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M cameras:   Small Leica cameras:
Leica M10   Leica Q full-frame mirrorless
Leica M10-P   Leica CL
Leica M Type 240 and M-P Typ240   Leica TL2
Leica M-D Typ 262 and Leica M60   Leica Digilux 2 vintage digital rangefinder
Leica M Monochrom Typ246 digital rangefinder   Leica Digilux 1
Leica M Monochrom MM digital rangefinder   Leica Sofort instant camera
Leica M9 and Leica M-E digital rangefinder   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
Leica M9-Professional digital rangefinder   Leica CM 35mm film camera
Leica M4 35mm film rangefinder    
     
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)
    Leica Q Masterclass (video course)
Bespoke Camera Bags by Thorsten Overgaard:   Leica TL2 Quick Start (video course)
"The Von" travel camera bag   Street Photography Masterclass (video course)
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"The Von Backup" camera backpack   "Finding the Magic of Light"
     
     
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Henri Cartier-Bresson   Christopher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
 
Douglas Herr   Milan Swolf
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Morten Albek    
Byron Prukston   Richard Avedon
     
The Story Behind That Picture:   Thorsten Overgaard on Instagram
More than 200 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Join the Thorsten Overgaard Mailing List
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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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Hardware for Photography   Von Overgaard Ventilated lens shades:
Bespoke Camera Bags and Luxury Travel Bags   Ventilated Shade for Current 35mm Summilux FLE
Software for Photography   Ventilated Shade E46 for old Leica 35mm/1.4 lens
Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade for Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH
Mega Size Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade E43 for older 50mm Summilux
Mega Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for 35mm Summicron-M ASPH
Medium Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade for older 35mm/f2 lenses
Small Size Signed Limited Prints   Ventilated Shade E39 for 50mm Summicron lenses
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: Out and about in the rain early morning 7AM in Tokyo. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

 



 


 

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Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
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Leica Digilux 2

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Leica M10-D
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Leica M 240
Leica M 240 for video
Leica M 262
Leica M-D 262
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M 246 Monochrom

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Leica SL2
Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
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Leica Q2
Leica CL
Leica TL2
Leica Sofort
Leica S digital medium format
Leica X
Light metering
White Balance for More Beauty
Color Meters

Screen Calibration
Which computer to get
Sync'ing photo archive to iPhone
Lightroom Survival Kit
Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Capture One Survival Kit

Capture One Styles by Overgaard
Signed Original Prints by von Overgaard
The Story Behind That Picture
"On The Road With von Overgaard"

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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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