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My daughter Robin Isabella, Joy Villa  and me looking into a hat store in Hamburg, Germany. October 31, 2012.  Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · October 2012

By: Thorsten Overgaard

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Understanding the Leica M Monochrom

BERLIN, October 28, 2012: 

It's an ongoing project of mine since I got it a few weeks ago, trying to figure out what this camea is about and what it does for me.

 


Berlin, October 28, 2012. Leica M Monochrom at 3200 ISO with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0

 

As we had dinner in Berlin after the workshop, we sat next to a table with a candle light where a English couple sat down. I shot some photos at 3200 ISO (1/350 sec) and I somehow discovered a new quality of the Leica M Monochrom.

But what I find intriguing about this candle light lit shot is how it reminds me of paintings. I really like it, or I like something about it. I'm sure I will use this effect one day to create something worthwhile ...

 


Berlin, October 28, 2012. Leica M Monochrom at 3200 ISO with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0

 

My goal for editing

DENMARK, October 30, 2012: 

What the goal should be is having a camera sensor and lens that captures reality as close as possible in sharpness, colors and all. And then improve very little on this to make it even more alive and natural. That is my philosophy.

Working through 3,000+ unanswered e-mails (including some spam and newsletters I hope!), I stumpled over one from April 2012 from Italy with some images to comment: "Do you think I over-edit my images?"

There is two viewpoints to have in mind on this.

One is that you are the only one who can decide what is a picture. Some like black and white, some like colors. Some like lots of colors. What is striking and intersting in photography is that you can give four persons the same camera and lens, put them in the same location, pointing the camera the same way ... And yet you will get four totally different images. That's how special your viewpoint as a photographer is.

Hence, asking others to tell you which photos are good photos ... We all have unique viewpoints, and if everybody asked everybody before deciding, we would all use Windows and all paintings would look like Mona Lisa. Thankfully Picasso never asked, hence we have a very unique style there.

 

My daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard in Hamburg, October 31, 2012. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0
My daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard in Hamburg, October 31, 2012. Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0

 

It's tough, but it's your picture, so you are the only one who can make the right deciusion. In my view, the more distance there is between haters and lovers of your photos, the better you are at making daring decisions.

The other thing: For the actaul editing, what I do is that I do not use presets in Lightroom. One tend to get tired of presets and then find another. Too much effect.

What my aim is personally, is to have a camera sensor and a lens that captures reality as crisp, sharp, detailed, alive and as true as possible in terms of lines, colors and all. And then I apply my own editing to improve the look to be even more reality (or you migth say "alive").

Again, I apply my own viewpoint to it, my own style, my own look. I find that much simpler, and it makes you more the photographer in the sense that you have a unique viewpoint. So don't add others style or viewpoint to yours.

 


The ZOO in Hamburg, October 31, 2012. Leica Mo Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0.

 

 

 

 

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Above: My daughter Robin Isabella, Joy Villa  and me looking into a hat store in Hamburg, Germany. October 31, 2012.
Leica M Monochrom with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0


 

 


 

 

Also visit:

Overgaard Photography Workshops
Von Overgaard Gallery Store
Ventilated Shades by Overgaaard
Leather Camera Straps
Camea Bags
Calfskin Camera Pouches
iPad and Computer Clutches
Leather Writing Pads
Books by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica Definitions
Leica History
Leica Lens Compendium
Leica Camera Compendium
Leica 21mm Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon f/3.4
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
7artisans 50mm f/1.1
Leica Digilux 2

Leica M10
Leica M10-P
Leica M10-D
Leica M9, M9-P and Leica ME
Leica M 240
Leica M 240 for video
Leica M 262
Leica M-D 262
Leica M Monochrom
Leica M 246 Monochrom

Leica SL
Leica SL2
Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
Leica Q
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"

Von Overgaard Masterclasses:
M10 / M9 / M240 / Q / TL2 / S1R /

 

 

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.

 

 


 


 

 






Photo seminars Berlin Copenhagen and Hong Kong

Photo seminars Berlin Copenhagen and Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
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