I would like to invite you to breakfast with me in Lisbon and my first ever workshop in Lisbon (September 23-25), the colorful coastal capital city of Portugal

Enjoy a special introductory price of only $1,500.00. Simply mail me back by replying to this email for reservation and signup, or sign up right now using this payment link (PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted).

Last time I invited to a special "for the first time in this city" was in Brussels four years ago, and it was sold out in a few hours (so I'll make this mail short so you can get on with it). I think that it's a good time to get out and about with your camera, and Lisbon is an exotic city with small narrow streets and magic of light, cozy cafes and beautiful colors. One of the oldest cities in Europe.

 


Lisbon is a relaxed and colorful city with half a million people, and the second-oldest capitol in Europe.

 

Finding the Magic of Light

Lisbon - This is where our three-day Overgaard photo workshop takes place for a small group of Leica photographers and digital photographers of all ages. It is not without a reason that Lisbon is called the 'city of light'. With an approximate 220 days of sunlight, its wide skies and open brightness illuminate the whole city in a way that is nearly impossible to find anywhere else

 

A photograph is the world seen through the artist's soul

There is something only you have, and I am on a worldwide trail to help you find it. If Portugal works for you, there is where it happens. 

What you have, and only you, is you. Through the Overgaard workshop we explore and dig out the uniqueness of being you, and the result will be good art that could only be made by you. As simple as that. You will get a living proof that even the others in the workshop have many things in common with you, none of them are like you, and none of them are the same.

The Overgaard Workshop is a mix of street walking, cozy moments hanging out on street corners, having a coffee break and talk about life, enjoying quiet places in the city, indoor photo editing, critique, portrait photography on location – and the always unexpected that occurs when you meet life and people in a city.

To sign up now for the Lisbon Workshop September 23-25, 2022, use this payment link. (PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted)

 

     
 

The Overgaard Workshop Experience

"At first I didn't realize what I had learned. The editing, and especially the portrait shooting, brought me a lot. In addition, the workshop gave me something new. I dared to submit a picture to a street art contest! The picture has now been chosen for an exhibition along with fourteen others. Thank you for your influence and the inspiration of your books."
M. K. (Berlin 2022 class)

 

In the footsteps of a Master of photography ...
"A common mistake when you fall in love with photography, is to think that buying gear will bring you talent. Not so. When you're serious about photography, you need to devote quite a few hours, a couple days, to learn the craft by observing from someone who has honed his own craft for decades, like Thorsten Overgaard.
I had the chance to be in the footsteps of Thorsten, during a street photography workshop he organized in Paris, and it really opened my eyes on how to have the proper look through my freshly bought (used) Leica. 
It is the kind of experience that "sticks" with you later, for hours of photographic pleasure. Not only did I learn about the technique but I was able to pick up almost on a philosophical level, an appreciation of life & light that is part and parcel of the craft of true Masters."

R. S. (Paris 2021 class)

 
     

 

One of the exciting things in an Overgaard Workshop (that you didn't expect) is the portrait photography part. A few hours where you get your personal crash course in working close with a living person in front of the camera, and how to master the technical perfection of a photo using reflector, light meter, color meter, and how to time the exact right moment to capture the soul of another person. You might also get to experience being in front of the camera, if you like.
One of the exciting things in an Overgaard Workshop (that you didn't expect) is the portrait photography part. A few hours where you get your personal crash course in working close with a living person in front of the camera, and how to master the technical perfection of a photo using reflector, light meter, color meter, and how to time the exact right moment to capture the soul of another person. You might also get to experience being in front of the camera, if you like.

 

"It was really great getting together with you and be in the Leica-bubble for a few days. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and learning from the group". Bengt Kallenberg by Thorsten Overgaard.
"It was really great getting together with you and be in the Leica-bubble for a few days. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and learning from the group". Bengt Kallenberg by Thorsten Overgaard.

 

Lisbon not your thing?
Check out the other workshops at workshops.thorsten-overgaard.com

 

"Reading your books and attending your workshop has truly inspired me". There is always the coffee breaks. Thorsten Overgaard and David Suchet (Photo by Rob Farrands).
"Reading your books and attending your workshop has truly inspired me". There is always the coffee breaks. Thorsten Overgaard and David Suchet (Photo by Rob Farrands).



"Reading your books and attending your workshop has truly inspired me". There is always the coffee breaks. Thorsten Overgaard and David Suchet (Photo by Rob Farrands).
I visited Porto, "the other city" in Portugal five years ago. You may arrange your travel to rent a car and visit Porto as well (where the Leica factory has been located since 1982, as well as a Leica Gallery and a Leica Store). It is a 3 hour drive along the coast, so you can make it quite a trip if you have the time to arrive earlier or stay longer in Portugal for the workshop.
Photo: Leica M10 with Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25. © Thorsten Overgaard.

 

"This was my first photography workshop, so I had no expectations. It was a workshop with a lot more shooting time than classroom time. This is really a look in to Thorsten's head about what he prioritizes in photography. Thorsten has an amazing eye for subjects and composition, and a radar for great light. I personally just really love his work and wanted to see how much of his mindset I could absorb and he was incredibly open about how he approaches photography. I am very glad I attended. These days of exploring a city with Thorsten, and myself as a photographer, were a transformative point in my photographic journey that I will forever be grateful for. " – Chris Duesing (Austin 2015 class).
"This was my first photography workshop, so I had no expectations. It was a workshop with a lot more shooting time than classroom time. This is really a look in to Thorsten's head about what he prioritizes in photography. Thorsten has an amazing eye for subjects and composition, and a radar for great light. I personally just really love his work and wanted to see how much of his mindset I could absorb and he was incredibly open about how he approaches photography. I am very glad I attended. These days of exploring a city with Thorsten, and myself as a photographer, were a transformative point in my photographic journey that I will forever be grateful for. " – Chris Duesing (Austin 2015 class).

 

Thorsten Overgaard by Chris Duesing.
Thorsten Overgaard by Chris Duesing.