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"A Little Book on Photography"


By Thorsten von Overgaard
Including "The Axioms of Photography"

"The closest I have ever come to writing a poetry book.
It started out as notes in a notebook, and then one day in Hong Kong,
I sat down and put it into this book. I continued the work in Hollywood,
Havana and London, and this is what I put together. I hope you
enjoy every moment of the 2020 pages."


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Released September 16, 2020.
First released March 20, 2017.

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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
Artist Bio




"I just finished reading your
Little Book on Photography. It was like living a sacred romance with the art.
A very enjoyable read.
Thank you."

"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!” 






A Little Book on Photography

A Little Book on Photography

A Little Book on Photography



A Little Book on Photography

A Little Book on Photography

A Little Book on Photography



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.

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.

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2. Computer Shade for MacBook Pro
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4. The Von Camera Bag
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Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4
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Leica 40mm Summicron-C 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
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Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25
7artisans 75mm f/1.25
Leica 90mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0
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Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
Leica Digilux 2

Leica M10
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Leica M10-R
Leica M10-D
Pixii Digital Rangefinder
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
Leica D-Lux

Leica C-Lux

Leica V-Lux

Leica Digilux

Leica Digilux 1

Leica Digilux Zoom

Leica Digilux 4.3

Leica Digilux 3

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 / Q2 / TL2 /



Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

You can follow him at his television channel and his on-line classroom at

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