Your browser does not support script Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Photography Pages - The Story Behind That Picture - "Scandal is the New Glamour"
Thorsten von Overgaard's Photography Website
  Get Newsletter & Free eBook  

 
 
The Story Behind That Picture - 139
Subscribe for full access. It's free.           thorstenovergaard on Instagram Thosten von Overgaard on Facebook Thorsten von Overgaard on Twitter Thorsten von Overgaard on LinkedIn Thorsten von Overgaard on Flickr Thorsten Overgaard on YouTube Thorsten Overgaard video on Vimeo Thorsten von Overgaard on Leica Fotopark Thorsten von Overgaard on 500px  
leica.overgaard.dk    
 

The Queen of Scandal, Kanye West

   
 
   

The Story Behind That Picture: "Scandal is the New Glamour"

By: Thorsten Overgaard. March 11, 2015. Updated March 22, 2015 and February 1, 2016.

Also read my story "The Grammy Effect"

 

What happened to all the glamour of Hollywood and the stars? I think times changed, and I find myself partly confused, partly facinated. What to make out of it all?

When I talk to people about my time at Getty Images and why I told Getty I didn't want to resign my contract with them, I usually say it was because Getty Images changed the percentages from 50/50% to 30/70% so that I would only get 30% of what my photographs generated by sale to international media.

There are two other reasons I seldom discuss.

One is that Getty Images reduced their prices of images to compete with micro stock. Micro stock is where you sell an image for a small amount like $3 or $5 to anybody who want to use it for anything. Before that images were sold based on the size they would appear in, the number of prints and how long the article with the image would be available. A single use of an image in for example TIME would be good business.

 

 


Arnold Schwarzenegger at Cannes Film festival 1977

 

The thinking at Getty Images seemed to be that if new websites sold pictures of cats, meeting tables and happy surfers for $3 as microstock, all images had to be that price. This meant that a unique photo of the Queen of Denmark, or a photo of Wim Wenders that I got after spending a day attending a film festival now suddenly could be bought by TIME Magazine or New York Times for 7 dollars.

I don't agree that a unique pictures for entertainment or news is the same as a micro stock photo, and logically Getty Images must have realized that they missed revenue from their picture sales now that the prices were reduced 1/20 or less. Their solution was to reduce the photographers cut to 30% and keep the 70% themselves.

Obviously, I can't spend a day at a film festival and sell images for $7 a piece, and keep only $2. It takes an extraordinary picture to sell the same image to 1,000 medias. At big events there are usually 50 or more photographers, each with their limited number of medias usign their photo.

 


Natalie Wood at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963

 

It's not that micro stock is a bad idea. It's a great idea, actually. The concept before microstock was that a image usually could only be used by one company or media in one region, so you paid quite handsome for an image of a handshake or a person working in a laboratory. With microstock, photographers could suddenly offer those pictures online and hundreds or thousands could buy them for a small amount. In other words, suddenly you could sell a rather ordinary image 500 times for $3 ($1,500 in total) instead of two times $200 ($400 in total). In the early days of microstock I noticed some who made $100,000 a year on a catalog of just 100 pictures! Great for the photographers who made more money, and great for the users who got to use a $200 image for only $3. Market economy at it's best!

In the process of overlooking that fact that there is a difference between a stock photo and a unique entertainment photo, Getty forgot to make the really cool event photos. Content quality is suffering, and that is a general trend in mass media. Mass media try to look like news without any news and without any quality. It goes really fast downhill, and I don't blame Getty for trying to stay alive in that market.

We just don't match. I don't agree with the style, the lack of content and the busines model.

 

Glamour age

In the good old days a star was a star and was photgraphed with dignity and style. That's my ideal. I make you look great and the greater you look, the longer you will be a star and the longer my image will be valuable. The bigger a star, the more valuable the photo is.

When Hollywood was a booming place where all the buildings in Hollywood looked fancy and men dressed in suits and hats opened the doors for well dressed women, celebrity and entertainment photography was to make the subject, especially women, look particularily beautiful and attractive.

 

 

This is how any woman wants to look: Anne Archer photographed by George Hurell in 1977. Beautiful then, beautiful now.

 

What happened in the period in-between the golden days of entertainment photography - that I call the Glamour Age - is that scandal gradually became the new glamour.

Let me explain.

 

Back in the the 30's - 50's George Hurell was the master of glamour and seem to have dedicated his life to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Dick Zimmerman was the glamour photographer of the 1980's, adding glamour, suspense and fashion to for example the Thriller cover for Michael Jackson.

 

Michael Jackson by Dick Zimmerman, 1982.
Michael Jackson by Dick Zimmerman, 1982.

 

Somebody got the idea that seeing the glamourous stars in track suits at the gas station filling up their Rolls Royce with gasoline was a great picture and a great story. Stars as oridnary people. It got popular with the audience and sold well. So this type of photography news spread and became how we saw the stars.

But sometimes the stars was photographed with the a person they were not supposed to be with, or pregnant when nobody knew they were pregnant, or simply trollying around in LA in yoga pants and morning hair.

The scandal was born.

It elevated the ordinary image of celebrities to another level which generated even higher interest and sold even better.

In simple terms, scandal became the new glamour.

Some of this hurt the stars or celebrities to a large degree and affected their career and income. Others "just" hurt their self-esteem and sense of privacy. But in the long run, if you take a star and make them less, the star will eventually become less valuable. So when you make a living feeding off the interest of celebrity, you cut your own income source.

Respectable newspapers today carry a gossip column where they bring these pictures and stories. The call it "gossip" or "celebrity sightings" to position it as not real news. Only problem is that it is more popular than reading about what is happening in India or Jerusalem. That's why they have the "Gossip" page.

As online media has increased and print media has decreased, gossip draws traffic and has become the way to get that traffic that allow an online media to sell ads per visitor.

In an age where we don't want to pay for a printed newspaper with no real content, you offer free online content that everybody want's to click to see: Scandals! Somebody's saggy ass, somebody's new wrinkles, somebody's lawsuits, all the trash nobody can be proud of.

It's mayhem. It's a dying culture. It's ugly.

Change gives new possibilities, even when the change is to the worse. In an age of scandal, how do celebrities and stars navigate?

 

 

The Queen of Scandal

It may be a sad thing that the glamour age is over, but if you look at things from a real-time perspective and follow the tweets, gossip pages, Instagram and all the media that today's entertainment buyers follow, you will start seeing the real art of the likes of Kanye West.

 
  Kanye West kissing himself went viral. Someone photoshopped Kanye into the place of his wife Kim Kardashian, and somehow it makes sense in so many ways.
   

Kanye West knows the game. He doesn't dress for glamour, but for scandal. At the Grammys, Kanye West jumped onto stage to interrupt Beck winning best album of the year. He's done it before, big scandal!

But the afterplay is his real art playing out. The intermezzo with Beck was cut out of the actual Grammy event (which is recorded hours before it is sent "live"), but not many minutes after the gossip pages anyways had footage of Kanye West causing a new scandal at the Grammys.

When you see how he twisted the incident over the weeks following, you see a master at work. Feeding the media one controversary after the other, keeping the name Kanye West in a top ranking in the consumers mind.

Nothing really happened. But it worked.

Kanye West has 191,000,000 hits on Google and 11,500,000 Twitter followers. Almost the same as Madonna, and about 1/3 of the numbers of the worlds most powerful man, Barack Obama.

Madonna showed off her butt as she exited the red carpet at the Grammys, and that was one of the most sold pictures of that event. She knows the game. Joy Villa showed off a dress made of see-through orange snowfence and "Stole the Grammys" according to Huffington Post.

 

The public image as a (never failing) scandal

Amidst this detoriation of culture, Kanye West has found an interesting position as genious rebel balancing on the verge of a scandalous meltdown. You may like his music and his rebellious attitude, or you like the music and not the rest.

The way Kanye West poses is also interesting. He sort of doesn't care. That's the general attitude, but when he poses for a camera, he deliberately puts on a half-doped arrogant look so you can't tell if he is drugged and about to make a new scandal or just not paying attention. But he is. When I photographed him, I wondered exactly that question. Why doesn't he put on a bright and happy face?

But when I saw the way he uses the media, I undestood how deliberately he does it.

He has no interest in being portrayed so he looks particularly beautiful. "I am already the enemy," as he said last week, "so you can't get no worse than the villan" (The Breakfast Club radio show at Power 105.1 seen by a million people on YouTube).

Notice if you look at and listen to that interview, that even when he makes excuses, he is rolling out new controversy for media to use. Here he's talking about saying I'm sorry to Beck:

"I got his number and I was supposed to call, but I just keep forgetting it!"

"I felt good for him (Beck), 'cause think of all the good stuff that happened in the past 7-8 days. The person who won the most was Beck. Becaue if I hadn't done that (jumped on stage) his album of the year would never have been mentioned. Now it is in all the chatter".

There you go. Another two weeks of gossip blogs and tweets rolling in the deep hastagging Kanye West.

He really understands how scandal is the new glamour and that mass media like television only works with controversary.

Controversary is the new truth ... but that's another article, another day.

 

         
 

Buy the new eBook
"A Little Book on Photography"
by Thorsten von Overgaard

 
         
 

A Little Book on Photography by Thorsten von Overgaard eBook

Order now - Instant delivery.

More info

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

 

It's a humorous understatement to call this
new eBook by Thorsten Overgaard for
"A Little Book on Photography".
It's a grand book, a history lesson, life experience, a biography and poetry book and brilliant photo book!
All in one beautiful package of 180 pages
to fire you up and get you to love
photography ... unconditionally!

"A Little Book on Photography"
eBook for computer, Kindle and iPad.
New release March 2017.
Intro price only $47 - 180 pages.

     
 

Buy Now

Add to Cart

Instant Delivery

 
     

View Cart

 
 

 

 
     
 
     
 

 

 

 

 

Loss of technical skill and quality

How does you as a photographer navigate in the age of scandal? From a photographer point of view you can't help but notice that the photographs that get the biggest circulation today seldom are the best photographs. Just the most scandalous ones. The bigger names, the better, and the more controversary, the better.

You can easily test it: Can you recall which was the most beautiful dress of the Oscars? The reason you can't is that the media all concentrate on the worst dressed.

All that work for glamour, and so little to show for it.

If you examine the photographs that has the largest circulation you will also notice that it's not the photographs that make the subject particular beautiful. Even when they are supposedly normal photos, they are really bad, technically speaking.

The art of making photos has gone, togehter with the glamour. That's what I meant about Getty not creating content anymore. They sell scandals rather than glamour.

If you want to make a living as entertainment photographer, your picture editor will likely ask you to get as many celebrities at the fashion show as possible. Walk around on first row and photograph them with a flash. The fashion show itself? Not much interest in that. It cost money to process the images into the system, and only big fashion names are interesting.

For me, that is a no-brainer, and that's why I stopped working with news media and Getty Images. Or they stopped working with me. Because they never understood why I wanted to photograph the fashion on the runway and the atmosphere backstage. They often let me do it, but it never sold any worthwhile numbers from their system. Not as much as a bad flash photo of a celebrity on the front row.

You can't spin scandal on a glamour photo. That is the harsh reality of mass media today and one of the main reasons mass media is dying. Their content doesn't contribute to anything.

The mass media is a numbers game. A photographer's goal is to make photographs. Most photographers has as a goal to show how beautiful the world can be, and preserve it. Very contradicting to mass media.

 


One of my best-selling exhibition photos, "Makeup" from backstage Copenhagen Fashion Week. It never made it into Getty Images, being black and white and just a pretty photo. It made me more income than a celebrity photo ever would and will continues to do so for many years.

 

Making glamour into scandal

The current trend of releasing pictures without photoshop of models and stars have taken a new twist, naturally. Recently normal untouched photos of Beyonce were released, and the resulting mayhem was that she had not perfect skin under harsh lights and bad photography, scandal. Cindy Crawford's photo was manipulated and photoshopped to make her look worse and older - and then released as the uncovered truth. The photographer is suing for making his photo of a naturally beautiful Cindy Crawford into a photoshopped old woman. But the photoshopped scandal version sold better than the original version. Scandal is the new glamour.

 


If Idina Menzel was a Hollywood icon, the scandal probably would have been that she grabbed John Travolta's shoulder. But in the way modern media works, the story was that Travolta scandalously stroked her chin.


I saw John Travolta on stage at the Oscars, and we talked about how amazing he looks and how charming he is. And frankly, he is and was.

But what made it into the big news was the scandal of Travolta stroking his co-host Idina Menzel on the chin! A beautiful moment made into a scandal. That's how it made the news and "John Travolta stole the Oscars", meaning he was the one everybody talked about. He was the highlight of the Oscars, and this was the way they story got told. If he hadn't stroked his co-host, it would have been the hair or that he pretended not to be able to read the teleprompter. Or his shoes.

Scandal is the new glamour. You read it here first.

 

The artistic scandal

It's not that scandal is a brand new thing and should be avoided. In the hands of artists who can dream up new ways of doing things - like Kanye West - it be both scandalous and aesthetic.

Look through history and see how a 17 year old girl had her breakthrough hit singing "Hit Me Baby One More Time" (Britney Spears), a barely known Madonna had hers with "Like a Virgin" and an unknown Katy Perry with "I Kissed a Girl". Unlike The Sex Pistols scandalous song "God Save the Queen" who put themselves and the Queen on opposing sides of the scandal, Madonna, Britney Spears and Katy Perry all put them self in the center of the scandal - and survived.

Jeff Koons could be said to have also made himself more interesting by introducing the scandal. Himself posing with his (then porn actress and member of parliament) wife in pornographic sculptures and paintings in the 80's definitely got some attention.

Unlike the ugly scandalous photographs made to sell in great numbers to make the media and photographer rich and the subject less, the artistic scandal pushes the art and makes the artist richer and bigger.

I hope I gave you something to think about in this article today. As always, feel free to mail me comments, suggestions and ideas to thorsten@overgaard.dk

Have a blessed day.

 

Update:
Getty Images now introduced the category "Alternative Views" with mainly black & white photographs from a number of events. Photographs from Christopher Polk and more. Looks good!

 

Thorsten Overgaard, March 11, 2015
Updated March 22, 2015 and February 1, 2016.

 

 

 



Advertisement:

 

 

 

 



 

 

   
   

 
 

 

   
   
   
Thorsten von Overgaard
Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M digital cameras:   Leica L digital cameras:
Leica M11   Leica SL
Leica M10   Leica SL2
Leica M10-P   Leica SL2-S
Leica M10-R   Panasonic Lumix S5 II X
Leica M10-D   Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica M10 Monochrom   Leica TL2
Leica M9 and Leica M-E   Leica CL
Leica M9-P   Leica L-Mount lenses
Leica M9 Monochrom   Leica R digital cameras:
Leica M240   Leica R8/R9/DMR
Leica M246 Monochrom   Small Leica mirrorless digital cameras:
Leica MD-262 and Leica M60   Leica D-Lux
    Leica C-Lux
Leica M film cameras:   Leica V-Lux
Leica M6   Leica Q2 / Leica Q2 Monochrom
Leica M4   Leica Q
    Leica Digilux 3
Leica M lenses:   Leica Digilux 2
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica Digilux 1
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica Digilux
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R film cameras:
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R8 / R9
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica R3 electronic
Leica 35mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL / SLmot
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 FLE   Leica compact film cameras:
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.2   Leica CM 35mm film camera
7artisans 50mm f/1.1   Leica R lenses:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 50mm Elmar-M f/2.8 collapsible   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4
7artisans 75mm f/1.25   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leica 90mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.5   Leica 250mm Telyt-R f/4.0
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica S digital medium format:
Leitz Cine lenses:   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica Cine lenses from Leitz Cine Wetzlar   Leica S2
    Leica S
History and overview:   Sony mirrorless digital cameras:
Leica History and Heritage   Sony A7
Famous Leica Usears   Fujifilm mirorrless digital cameras:
Leica Definitions   Fujifilm X-Pro 2
Leica Lens Compendium    
Leica Camera Compendium   "Magic of Light" 4K Television Channel
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   Thorsten von Overgaard YouTube Channel
Photography Knowledge    
Calibrating computer screen for photographers   Thorsten Overgaard books and education:
Which Computer for Photographers?   Thorsten Overgaard Masterclasses & Workshops
What is Copyright? Advice for Photogarphers   Lightroom Survival Kit (Classic)
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Quality of Light   Lightroom Brushes by Overgaard
Lightmeters   Capture One Software
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   Capture One Survival Kit
White Balance & WhiBal   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
Film in Digital Age   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Dodge and Burn   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
All You Need is Love   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   "Composition in Photography" eBook
X-Rite   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
The Origin of Photography   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
Hasselblad/Imacon Flextight 35mm and 6x6 scanner   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
    The Overgaard Photography Extension Course
    "Why do I Photograph?"
Leica Photographers:    
Henri Cartier-Bresson   Riccis Valladares
Rodney Smith   Christoåpher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
 
Douglas Herr   Milan Swolf
Vivian Maier   Jan Grarup
Morten Albek    
Byron Prukston   Richard Avedon
     
The Story Behind That Picture:   Learn with Thorsten Overgaard:
More than 250 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Leica M9 Masterclass (video course)
Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Schedule   Leica M10 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica M240 Masterclass (video course)
Leica Forums and Blogs:   Leica Q Masterclass (video course)
Leica M11 / M240 / M10 User Forum on Facebook   Leica Q2 Masterclass (video course)
Jono Slack   Leica TL2 Quick Start (video course)
Sean Reid Review (reviews)   Street Photography Masterclass (video course)
Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog   Adobe Photoshop Editing Masterclass
    The Photoraphers Workflow Masterclass
    Adobe Lightroom Survival Kit 11
    Capture One Survival Kit 22
     
    Thorsten von Overgaard Academy Online
    Thorsten von Overgaard Free Online Masterclass
     
Connect with Thorsten Overgaard:   Overgaard Workshops & Masterclasses
Thorsten Overgaard on Instagram   Overgaard One-on-One Training
Join the Thorsten Overgaard Mailing List   Thorsten Overgaard Archive Licencing
Thorsten Overgaard on Facebook   Commision Thorsten Overgaard
 
 
The Von Overgaard Gallery Store:   Von Overgaard Ventilated lens shades:
Ventilated Shades "Always Wear A Camera"   Ventilated Shade for Current 35mm Summilux FLE
Camera Straps "Always Wear A Camera"   Ventilated Shade E46 for old Leica 35mm/1.4 lens
The Von M Camera Bag   Ventilated Shade for Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH
The Von L Camera Bag   Ventilated Shade E43 for older 50mm Summilux
The Von Mini Messenger Walkabout Camera Bag   Ventilated Shade for 35mm Summicron-M ASPH
Desk Blotters 'Always Wear A Camera"   Ventilated Shade for older 35mm/f2 lenses
Sterling Silver Necklace   Ventilated Shade E39 for 50mm Summicron lenses
Software for Photography   Ventilated Shade for Leica 28mm Summilux
Signed Thorsten Overgaard Gallery Prints   Ventilated Shade for current 28mm Elmarit-M
Computer Shade for MacBook Pro   Ventilated Shade for older 28mm Elmarti-M
Video Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade E49 for 75mm Summicron
Photography Books by Thorsten Overgaard   ventilated Shade E55 for 90mm Summicron
Home School Photography Extension Courses   Ventilated Shade for 28mm Summaron
    Ventilated Shade for 24mm Elmarit
    Ventilated Shade E60 for 50mm Noctilux and 75/1.4
Gallery Store Specials   Ventilated Shade for Leica Q and Leica Q2
 

Above: The Queen of Scandal, Kanye West at the RocNation pre-Grammy Brunch party in Beverly Hills, February 7, 2015. To his left his wife Kim Kardashian and to his right, Singer Dencia. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.


 


Also visit:

Overgaard Photography Workshops
Books by Thorsten Overgaard
Street Photography Masterclass Video
Adobe Photoshop Editing Masterclass
Adobe Lightroom Survival Kit 11
Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Lightroom Brushes by Overgaard
Capture One Software download
Capture One Survival Kit 22

Capture One Styles by Overgaard
Signed Original Prints by von Overgaard

Von Overgaard Gallery Store
Ventilated Shades by Overgaaard
Leather Camera Straps
Camea Bags
Calfskin Camera Pouches
Leather Writing Pads
Sterling Silver Camera Necklace

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 35mm APO-Summicron-M f/2.0

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
7artisans 50mm f/1.1
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
Leica 90mm Summilux f/1.5
Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leitz Cine lenses
Leica L lenses

Leica M6

Leica M11
Leica M10
Leica M10-P

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

Leica M 246 Monochrom

Leica SL
Leica SL2
Leica SL2-S

Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica R9 dSLR
Leica Q
Leica Q2
Leica Q2 Monochrom
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 2
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
The Story Behind That Picture
"On The Road With von Overgaard"

Von Overgaard Masterclasses:
M10 / M9 / M240 / Q / Q2 / TL2 /

 

 

 

 

Overgaard Photo Workshops

 

 



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

You can follow Thorsten Overgaard at his television channel magicoflight.tv.

Feel free to email to thorsten@overgaard.dk for questions, advice and ideas.

 

 

 

 

     
Buy eBooks by
Thorsten Overgaard
     
"A Little Book on Photography"   "A Little Book on Photography"
Add to Cart  

Add to Cart

     
"The Leica Q Know-All eBook"  
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
"Finding the Magic of Light"   "Composition in Photography - The Photographer as Storyteller"
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
"The Freedom of Photographic Expression"   "The Moment of Emptional Impact"
Add to Cart  

Add to Cart

     

The Portrait Book
How to Make People Beautifu
    Add to Cart
     

Preorder: The Noctilux Masterclass
    Add to Cart
     
Extension Courses
     
The New Photography Extension Course"   "New Inspiration Extension Course"
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     

Lightroom
Survival Kit 11
 


Workflow
Masterclass

Add to Cart  

Add to Cart

     
Video Classes
     

eBook
+Video

This is Street Photography

  Street Photo
Masterclass

Add to Cart

  Add to Cart
     


Leica Q2
Masterclass

  "Leica Q Video Masterclass"
Leica Q
Masterclass

Add to Cart

  Add to Cart
     
"Leica TL2 Quick-Start Video Course"
Leica TL2
Quick-Start
Video Course
  "Leica Q Video Masterclass"
Preorder:
Leica M9
Masterclass
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
"Leica M10 Video Masterclass"   "Leica M 240 Video Masterclass"
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
Lightroom Presets
     
Lightroom Presets Leica M10   Lightroom Presets Leica M9
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
Lightroom Presets Leica TL2   Lightroom Presets Leica Q
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
Lightroom Dutch Painters Presets by Thorsten Overgaard   Leica Presets for Lightroom by Thorsten Overgaard
Add to Cart   Add to Cart
     
"Hollywood Film Presets"
Add to Cart    
     
Hemingway Presets for Lightroom by Thorsten Overgaard
Add to Cart    
     

201 Lightroom Presets
+ 4 Export Presets
Add to Cart    
     
Capture One Styles:
     
"Capture One Pro Survival Kit"
Capture One
Survival Kit 22
  Leica Styles for Capture One by Thorsten Overgaard
Leica Styles for
Capture One
  Add to Cart
     

17 Capture One Styles
Add to Cart    
 
           
  · Copyright 1996-2023 · Thorsten von Overgaard


 

© 1996 - 2023 Thorsten Overgaard. All rights reserved.

 

Web Analytics