Table of Contents
My Career · The Business Plan
Own Your Creations · Legacy · Born with Talent
Work · Working for Others · Invalidation
Always Wear a Camera · Get Out the Door
Put Your Mind to Work · Make Something Every Day
People and Light · Pictures Happen Everywhere
Photographs Just Happen · Changing People’s Viewpoints
Right and Beautiful · A Good Photograph
Why Keep Doing it? · Workshops
I Just Taught You Everything · Being a Teacher
The Leica · A Camera · Unique
Decide to Take a Picture · You Have the Viewpoint
The Breakthrough · Light · Concept of Photography
A Life with Leica · I Sold my Television
The Role of the Artist
What I Teach · From Denmark · Asia
Loving the Camera · Celebrity · Glass
The Noctilux · Critics · Gypsy Life
Being Me · Making a Photograph
Where is the Picture?
The Axioms of Photography
20 Axioms of Photography by Thorsten von Overgaard
Thorsten Overgaard Workshops
Extension Courses · Books
Exhibitions & Talks · Meetups
Camera and Straps · Ventilated Shades
"I just finished reading your
Little Book on Photography. It was like living a sacred romance with the art.
A very enjoyable read.
"It’s a beautiful book, a poem of truth."
"The most inspirational book on photography."
"Encouragement for aspiring photographers interspersed with beautiful images. Probably the most important piece of advice here is to look, observe, find the image before you even look through the lens."
"A feel-good book that will make you want to go photograph."
"Pleasant book to read with great photographs and passion. You will take your equipment from the bottom drawer and give new life."
"What a great book. Every photographer should have a copy!"
"Thanks for the little book. I've been aware of you and your work for a few years now. I'm a photographer in Michigan. At first I wasn't so sure I would enjoy reading this as I typically don't read photo literature, but I gave it a shot anyway. Your writing struck me as unique and different from anything I can remember. But half way through I felt that I was enjoying it quite a bit! I like your ethos and approach to photography man. It seems to me that so many photographers have such high and burdensome philosophy and execution. It's refreshing to read your book. Very minimal with a lot of personality. Thanks for sharing!”
"This ebook has been so useful and inspiring - I have had it for
about 3 years now!"
"It has inspired me to wear my camera again".
"Thanks for all of your inspiring insights and the wisdom in
A Little Book on Photography."
"You make easy what in reality is an art. Really inspiring. It has been a really powerful and deep impulse into photography, inspired by you. Thorsten, it is all in your “A little book on photography.”
"I enjoyed every word, every photograph and every insight. Your style of writing is so involving – there's real passion in your words and also, a lovely flavour of arrogance in that you continue to stand your ground and stay true to yourself. That's professionalism!”